The 15th Summer Course Glycosciences will take place in Wageningen, June 24-28, 2018. This broad course in glycosciences combines general introductions in the field of carbohydrates and glycoproteins with in-depth parallel sessions. This gives participants the opportunity 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 discussion with participants. The programme is set up in such a way that about 20 to 25 % of the time is for discussions with experts and participants.
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 bring a poster in which they introduce themselves and their work.
The course consists of introductory lectures in plenary sessions and more in-depth lectures in parallel sessions. In addition many interactive elements are part of the programme (e.g. speed dating, poster session, interviews with lecturers) to encourage networking between participants and lecturers.
- Food and non-food applications
- Functional properties
- Structure and analyses
Prof. L. Dijkhuizen (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Dr. M.A. Kabel (Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands)
Prof. S. Perez (CNRS/Universités Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France)
Prof. M.J.E.C. van der Maarel (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Prof. H.A. Schols (Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands)
Prof. J.M.F.G Aerts (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Prof. P. Coutinho (CNRS/University Aix Marseilles, France)
Prof. B.E. Christensen (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)
Prof. O. Holst (Research Center Borstel, Germany)
Dr B. Kuipers (FrieslandCampina, Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Ir. K. Molenveld (Wageningen Food and Biobased Research, The Netherlands)
Prof. S. Oscarson (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Prof. T. Peters (University of Lubeck, Germany)
Prof. M. Wuhrer (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
Prof. K. Venema (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
Prof. P. de Vos (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Dr M.T.C. Walvoort (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Prof. K.E. Bach Knudsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Prof. H. Höfte (INRA Centre de Versailles-Brignon, France)
Prof. L. Lo Leggio (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Dr P.L. Buwalda (AVEBE Innovation Center, Veendam, The Netherlands)
Prof. R.M. Boom (Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands)
Prof. B.V. McCleary (Megazyme, Ireland)
Date & duration
The course will be held from 24 - 28 June 2018.
The study load of this course is 1.5 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 (Henk.Schols@wur.nl) and Dr. M.A. Kabel (Mirjam.Kabel@wur.nl)
For organisational matters please contact:
Mrs Cornelia van Bree-Evers
Location & accommodation
The course venue is Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC) (www.wicc.nl).
The town of Wageningen is 5 km from Ede-Wageningen railway station, with transport options being taxi or bus. Ede-Wageningen railway station is about one and a half hours from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. For train schedules visit: www.ns.nl.
A number of hotel rooms have been blocked at WICC for course participants, but only until May 11, 2018. Accommodation costs are € 75,- (single room; incl. breakfast, excl. Tax), € 82.50 (twin room, single use; incl. breakfast, excl. Tax) and € 95.00 (twin room, double use; incl. breakfast, excl. Tax) per night. For information about the hotel and congress centre visit: www.wicc.nl.
Hotel reservation is handled by Wageningen International Congress Centre. Participants have to book their own hotel room by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention booking code GL18
Registration & course fee
To register please complete the electronic reply form.
The course fee (which includes materials, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches and two dinners (Monday and Thursday) but does not cover accommodation) depends on the participant's affiliation:
|PhD candidates affiliated with VLAG
|University staff / Non -Profit
|University staff / Non -Profit (1 day)
| Industry / For-Profit
| Industry / For-Profit (1 day)
No charge until 11 May 2018
25% of the course fee paid or due till 17 June 2018
No refund after 17 June 2018
Substitutions may be made at any time until the start of the course.