The 16th Summer Course Glycosciences will take place in Wageningen, June 14-18, 2020. 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. Many of the lecturers will be present during the week 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 sessions etc.) to encourage networking between participants and lecturers.
- Glycoscience nomenclature
- Molecular structures and modelling
- Analytical techniques for glycosciences
- Carbohydrate active enzymes
- Glycoscience health & intestinal tract
- Food and non-food applications
- Functional properties
- Structure and analyses
- 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. B.E. Christensen (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)
Prof. A. Silipo (Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
Dr B. Kuipers (FrieslandCampina, Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Prof. S. van Vliet (VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Prof. S. Oscarson (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Prof. T. Peters (University of Lubeck, Germany)
Prof. P. de Vos (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 M. Olsthoorn (DSM, the Netherlands)
Dr K. Venema (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)
Dr P.L. Buwalda (AVEBE, Veendam, the Netherlands)
Date & duration
The course will be held from 14 - 18 June 2020.
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 (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)
Location & accommodation
The course venue is Fletcher Hotel 'De Wageningsche Berg'.
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 the Wageningsche Berg for course participants, but only until May 3, 2020. Accommodation costs are appr. € 95,- (single room; incl. breakfast, excl. Tax)
Hotel reservation is handled by Hotel Wageningsche Berg. Participants have to book their own hotel room by sending an email to:email@example.com Please mention booking code GLYCO20
Click here for other accommodation options in and around Wageningen.
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, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches and course dinners but does not cover accommodation. The course fee depends on the participant's affiliation:
|PhD candidates affiliated with VLAG, PE&RC, EPS, WIAS, WASS, SENSE/WIMEK
|| € 375
|other PhD candidates / postdoc affiliated with VLAG
|| € 550
|University Staff / Non-Profit organisations
|| € 900
|Industry / For-Profit
|| € 2000
- No charge until 18 May 2020
- 25% of the course fee paid or due till 5 June 2020
- No refund after 5 June 2020
Substitutions for participants may be made at any time until the start of the course.