Women In Olfactory Science (WIOS) symposium 2019

Women In Olfactory Science (WIOS) aims to create a network of women working in chemosensory science, to foster scientific collaborations, advance career perspectives, promote equal opportunities and inspire the future generations of researchers. After a very successful first event, it is now time for the 2nd WIOS symposium!

Organised by Women in Olfactory Science

Fri 24 May 2019 until Sat 25 May 2019

Venue Forum, building number 102
Droevendaalsesteeg 2
6708 PB Wageningen
+31 (0) 317 - 482160
Room C222

WIOS was founded in early 2016 by olfactory scientists Valentina Parma (IT), Sanne Boesveldt (NL), and Veronika Schöpf (AUT), and represents the first international forum to unite women scientists in olfactory- and related fields with the objective of strengthening their role in the development and promotion of their representation among the leaders in the chemical senses. WIOS provides a stage to validate women research achievements as well as networking opportunities for women scientists at different stages of their career.


As evident from our full program, we can count on a diversity of speakers varying in seniority and backgrounds, which will create opportunities - especially for women - to share their experiences during the event with scientists at any level of career.

Anyone is welcome to register as an attendee by clicking on the registration menu. Social networking events allow for the sharing of personal research interests from all attendees.

WIOS will now also include poster presentations! This is a great platform for junior scientists to present their work, and benefit from the networking opportunities with more advanced (female) researchers in the field. 

Practical information


Registration for the symposium is mandatory. Registration fee is 50€ for (PhD) students, and 100€ for all other attendants. Please click here to register.

Registration will close Wednesday 21 May.


Wageningen is limited in hotels, so please book your accommodation on time! Some suggestions:

Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC)

Hotel De Wageningsche Berg

Hotel De Wereld


Wageningen Campus is ~7 km from Ede-Wageningen railway station, with transport options being taxi or bus (or bike). Ede-Wageningen railway station is about one and a half hours from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. For train schedules, visit For more information on the Dutch public transport system (and how to use or purchase an OV chipcard), see or

We look forward to meet you in Wageningen.

Sanne Boesveldt, Veronika Schöpf, Valentina Parma, and the WIOS 2019 organizing team