The 16th Summer Course Glycosciences will take place online on 10, 11, 17 and 18 June 2021. This broad course in glycosciences combines general introductions in the field of carbohydrates and glycoproteins with in-depth sessions. This gives participants the opportunity to focus on specific interests without losing a broad education.
The course is at graduate level. The course is a must for those working in academia, research institutes or industry that want to refresh their knowledge on carbohydrates and for graduate students working on a PhD project related to carbohydrate chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical technology or food science. All participants are encouraged to present a poster in one of the online poster sessions in which they introduce themselves and their work.
The course consists of introductory lectures in plenary sessions. In addition many interactive elements are part of the programme (e.g. speed dating, poster sessions etc.) to encourage networking between participants and lecturers.
- Glycoscience nomenclature
- Molecular structures and modelling
- Analytical techniques
- Carbohydrate active enzymes
- Glycoscience health & intestinal tract
- Food and non-food applications
- Human glycobiology
Dr. M.A. Kabel (Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands)
- Dr M.T.C. Walvoort (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Prof. H.A. Schols (Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands)
Prof. M. Wuhrer (Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands)
Dr R. Albers (NutriLeads, the Netherlands)
Prof. S. Perez (CNRS/UniversitésJoseph Fourier, Grenoble, France)
Prof. A. Silipo (Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
Dr B. Kuipers (FrieslandCampina, the Netherlands)
Prof. L. Lo Leggio (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Dr K. Venema (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)
Dr H. Raaijmakers (Royal Cosun, Breda, the Netherlands)
Prof. T. Peters (University of Lubeck, Germany)
Dr. G.J. Boons (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Prof. S. Oscarson (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Dr. S. van Vliet (Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands)
Prof. P. de Vos (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Dr. A. Chakkumkal (Jansen Europe, the Netherlands)
Date & duration
The course will be held online on Thursday 10 June / Friday 11 June /Thursday 17 June and Friday 18 June 2021.
The study load of this course is 1.2 ECTS credits. Participants will receive 0.5 ECTS extra when presenting a poster.
The course language will be English.
More information concerning the course contents can be obtained from
Prof. Henk Schols (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr M.A. Kabel (email@example.com)
For organisational matters please contact:
Mrs Cornelia van Bree-Evers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To register please complete the registration form
Applicants will be informed of acceptance of their registration and will receive instructions for payment and further course details.
Course fee includes online course materials. The course fee depends on the participant's affiliation and will be announced shortly.
| PhD candidates affiliated with VLAG, PE&RC, EPS, WIAS, WASS, SENSE/WIMEK
| other PhD candidates / postdoc affiliated with VLAG
|| € 325
| University Staff / Non-Profit organisations
|| € 600
| Industry / For-Profit
|| € 900
- No charge until 10 May 2021
- 25% of the course fee paid or due till 1 June 2021
- No refund after 1 June 2021
Substitutions for participants may be made at any time until the start of the course.