Women In Olfactory Science (WIOS) symposium 2019


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

vr 24 mei 2019 until za 25 mei 2019

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.

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.


The organisation has blocked a number of hotel rooms at “Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC)” for symposium speakers and attendants. You can visit www.wicc.nl for more information. You can book your own hotel room by sending an email to info@wicc.nl, and mention WIOS 2019.


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 www.ns.nl. For more information on the Dutch public transport system (and how to use or purchase an OV chipcard), see www.ov-chipkaart.nl or www.holland.com.

We look forward to meet you in Wageningen.

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