The VLAG Online Lecture Series

The VLAG scientific community is buzzing with ground breaking ideas, knowledge and expertise. As is often the case, they are shared with people in the field, but not necessarily within a broader setting. To introduce the numerous great topics that our researchers are working on, we are organising a series of live online VLAG expert lectures.

Organised by VLAG Graduate School in collaboration with scientists from Wageningen University and Research

Fri 29 May 2020 until Thu 31 December 2020

Duration Ongoing live online expert lecture series

The VLAG Online Lecture Series

To kick-off this lecture series we have invited a number of VLAG scientists to prepare an online lecture about their research endeavours that will be presented in such a way that the message is accessible to the broader VLAG PhD community as well as postdocs and other staff members.

We will start by organising 8 lectures in May and June. If successful, we plan to continue this series during the summer months.

We invite all VLAG PhD candidates and other Wageningen University researchers to engage in as many lectures as possible, and especially to dive into subjects not closely related to one’s own field of research, to broaden the scientific horizons.

The live online lectures will be brought to you via Virtual Classroom, a web-conferencing tool integrated in BrightSpace. Practical/technical details will follow after registration.

In case PhD candidates want to earn ECTS credits for this learning activity, they will be asked to put in an extra effort in order to comply with what is normally requested within a course. You will be asked to prepare for the lecture by reading a paper suggested by the lecturer and to send a number of questions about the topic, based on the abstract of the lecture and the paper provided (deadline 48 hours before the lecture) to us. After each lecture (duration: 45 - 60 minutes) there will be time for questions and discussion (20 - 30 min).

Workload estimate:

Upon attending at least 4 lectures you will earn 0.5 ECTS

Upon attending at least 7 lectures you will earn 1 ECTS

Lecture planning
date time Lecturer Lecture title
29-05-2020 13:15 - 15:00 Prof. Karin Schroën Microtechnological tools to achieve sustainable food processes, products, and ingredients
03-06-2020 10:15 - 12:00 Prof. Jeroen Hugenholtz Fermentation as THE sustainable technology for production of biobased chemical and food ingredients
11-06-2020 10:15 - 12:00 Prof. Kees de Graaf Ultraprocessing or oral processing; what is driving the obesity epidemic?
17-06-2020 10:15 - 12:00 Prof. Harry Bitter Opportunities and trends in catalytic conversion of renewable feedstocks
30-06-2020 10:15 - 12:00 Prof. Hauke Smidt t.b.d.
08-07-2020 10:15 - 12:00 Prof. Jasper van der Gucht t.b.d.

Register for the lecture(s) here