Summer Course Glycosciences
12th European Training Course on Carbohydrates
June 3 - 7, 2012
Groningen, The Netherlands
Organised by the Graduate Schools GBB and VLAG, in cooperation with:
Eleven editions were held of the biennial European Training Course on Carbohydrates. Since 2004 a new name was given: the Summer Course Glycosciences. The fifth edition of this re-styled course will be organised in The Netherlands again, but this time in Groningen instead of Wageningen. One of the major advantages of this broad course in glycosciences is that general introductions in the field of polysaccharides and glycoproteins are combined with in depth parallel sessions. This gives participants the possibility to focus on specific interests without losing a broad education. Prior to the start of the summer course detailed hand outs will be available. All lecturers will be present for further communication with participants. In addition, within the programme 20-25% of time is scheduled for discussions.
The course is at graduate level. The course may be valuable for those working in research and industry that are willing to refresh their knowledge within the broad field of carbohydrates and for graduate students working on a PhD related to carbohydrate chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical technology or food science. All participants will be encouraged to introduce themselves and their work by presenting a poster during the course.
Click here for the programme in pdf.
Date & duration
The course will be held in Groningen from June 3-7, 2012.
The course language will be English.
The study load of this course is 1.5 ECTS credits for attending all lectures. Participants will receive 0.5 ECTS credits extra if they present their work with a poster.
Location & accommodation
The summer course will take place at Hampshire Hotel Plaza in Groningen. For information see www.hampshire-groningen.nl. Hampshire Hotel Plaza is located about 2 Km from the central railway station of Groningen. The conference centre can be reached by train (railway station Groningen Centraal) and bus/taxi in less than three hours from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (see for train schedules: www.ns.nl).
The organising committee has blocked a sufficient number of hotel rooms at Hampshire Hotel Plaza. Participants have to book their own room and hotel reservations are handled by Hampshire Hotel Plaza. Participants can book their own hotel room by filling in the hotel reservation form and sending it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the hotel reservation form in pdf.
For more information on registration and abstract submission, please contact:
The Graduate School VLAG
P.O. Box 8129
6700 EV Wageningen
Phone + 31.317.485143
For more information on hotel accommodation and local information, please contact:
Dr. ing. E.G. Vrieling
GBB Coordinating Office
P.O. Box 11103
9700 CC Groningen
Phone: +31.50.363 4180 (secretariat: 4203)
Telefax: +31.50.363 2154
Registration & course fee
To register please complete the electronic reply form before April 15, 2012.
Abstract submission is not required during registration but can be done separately until April 15, 2012 (see information below).
Applicants will be informed of acceptance after the deadline of registration (April 15, 2012) and before April 20, 2012. They will then receive instructions for payment, a letter of acceptance to apply for a visa (if applicable), and further course details. Cancellations may be made free of charge until April 15, 2012. After this date the charge will be 25 % of the course fee paid or due. Substitutions may be made at any time.
|Registration fees excluding hotel accommodation:|
before April 15, 2012
later than April 15, 2012
|Industry participants fee:||€ 1600||€ 1650|
|Non-profit organisations/University staff/Postdocs fee:||€ 700||€ 750|
|PhD student fee:||€ 500||€ 550|
The course fee includes materials, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches and dinners.
For a restricted number of participants of Eastern Europe and developing countries the organisers may waive the fee.
All participants are requested to present their research work through a poster (maximum size 1.2 m height x 1.2 m width).
Electronic submission of abstracts is required.
Abstracts can be sent to Chantal.Doeswijk@wur.nl before April 15, 2012. Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their contribution within two weeks.
The three best posters will be awarded. The abstracts will be published in a book of abstracts.
Rules for abstract submission
Click on the photos (summer courses 2010, 2006, 2004 and 2002) to enlarge them.