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Future For Nature Academy Day 2019

Saturday 4 May 2019
Each year, three young conservationists from around the world receive the prestigious Future For Nature Award for their outstanding achievements in nature conservation. Soon, the Future For Nature Academy will bring these leaders to you! Join us on May 4th for a chance to meet and be inspired by the 2019 award winners: Fernanda Abra, Olivier Nsengimana, and Divya Karnad. To sweeten the deal, the event will be hosted by a Dutch celebrity!

China Business Culture Training

Wednesday 8 May 2019
On Wednesday 8 May 2019, a China Business Culture Training is organized in Lumen building, Wageningen (room Lumen 1 and 2).

Laboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Monday 13 - Friday 17 May 2019
Wageningen University will be organising a laboratory skills course. This will include training in soil quality parameters such as labile C, microresp – respiration, extracellular enzyme activity, nematode and enchytraied extraction and basics of identification. Earthworm sampling and identification.

BCF Career Event 2019

Thursday 23 May 2019
Are you interested in job application advice, entrepreneurship or finding out which career to follow? The programme at BCF Career Event will provide you with these topics, and many more. There will be something for everyone!

Lunch Workshop - An Introduction to (La)TeX

Thursday 23 May 2019 (12:15 - 13:15h)
(La)TeX is a document preparation system and markup language which can be used as an alternative to text processors like MS-WORD. This is a free introductory workshop especially aimed at those who have little or no experience working with LaTeX. There will be a theoretical and a hands-on practical part.

WGS PhD Workshop Carousel

Friday 24 May 2019
Every year, Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) organises a one-day event for PhD candidates consisting of a diverse set of workshops that deal with all sorts of elements important for PhDs. These workshops are generally set up as teasers that give insight in the more elaborate courses and workshops organised by Wageningen Graduate Schools.

Dutch Life Sciences Congress 2019 - 'Communication in Life'

Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May 2019
The first NWO life sciences conference called Life2019 will take place on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May 2019 at the Postillion Convention Centre, Bunnik. The theme of the congress is: communication in life. Life2019 is meant to connect researchers covering the broad spectrum of the Dutch Life Sciences, to explore boundaries, to lively discuss new or desirable developments in the field and to get inspired to start new interdisciplinary collaborations.

SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

Sunday 26 - Thursday 30 May 2019
SETAC Helsinki is a 5-day event featuring a variety of training, networking and learning opportunities. You cannot miss this event if you are interested in emerging research, regulatory developments and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry.

WFA (Wilderness First Aid) Course

Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 June 2019
The Wilderness First Aid is a unique and comprehensive first aid course for the outdoor enthusiast. It is a two-day introduction to general medical skills in the field where there is no direct medical assistance available.

60th Annual Meeting - Society For Economic Botany

Sunday 2 - Thursday 6 June 2019
The 60th Annual Meeting of Society For Economic Botany will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The theme for the meeting will be: ”The Future of Forests: Perspectives from Indigenous People, Traditional Practices and Conservation".

Conference Global Vector Control Response (GVCR)

Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 June 2019
Triggered by the unprecedented global spread of dengue and chikungunya viruses and outbreaks of Zika virus disease and yellow fever in 2015-2016, the World Health Organization developed the Global Vector Control Response (GVCR) as a strategic guidance to countries and development agencies for the strengthening of vector control as a fundamental approach to preventing disease and responding to outbreaks. To evaluate the GVCR progress, and to discuss further strengthening of the approach, a conference will be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 11-13 June 2019. The conference will be organized jointly by WHO and Wageningen University & Research.

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology symposium

Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 June 2019
During the symposium we will get inspired by four invited speakers within the following four themes: plant breeding for a circular bio-economy, improving plants for sustainable intensification of agriculture under a changing climate, from field phenotyping to phenomics and speed breeding, and knowledge-intensive breeding in the omics era.

ISSPA congress 2019

Monday 17 - Thursday 20 June 2019
The 16th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis (ISSPA 2019) will take place on 17-20 June, 2019, in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The symposium theme for 2019 is: Using tools to optimize plant production and quality: exploring the system approach.

Biometris Consultation Day

Monday, 17 June 2019
Do you sometimes wish you had a direct line with a mathematician? Are you unsure about the validity of your survey or experimental set-up? Are you anxious about analysing the data of next week’s lab tests? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then it will be worthwhile to visit the Biometris Consultation Day

NWO Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici)

Thursday 20 June 2019
NWO organises information meetings for researchers who want to apply for a Veni, Vidi of Vici grant. Practical information is given and selection committee members, NWO secretaries and researchers who have already acquired a Veni, Vidi or Vici share their experiences during a Q&A session.

9th International Granulation Workshop: Granulation Conference

Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 June 2019
The granulation conference will provide an excellent opportunity to gain a complete overview of how the field of granulation stands at present with the presentation of a range of papers from both academia and industry. Next year the 9th International Granulation Conference will be hosted by Nestle in Lausanne, Switzerland. This will be the place to showcase the latest in agglomeration, granulation and particle technology.

International Master Class on Healthy and sustainable diets: synergies and trade-offs

Monday 8 - Wednesday 10 July 2019
2nd International Master class to broaden disciplinary thinking in agriculture, food sciences, nutrition and health to arrive at a disciplinary research perspective on healthy and sustainable diets. It aims to contribute to synergy between scientific disciplines, applied research and stakeholders along the food supply chain.

Meeting of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) 2019

Tuesday 30 July - Saturday 3 August 2019
Madagascar ATBC 2019 aims to gather researchers, students, and professionals in a range of scientific disciplines from around the world in order to provide an effective tool towards this common effort to harmonize biodiversity conservation and human well-being. The theme chosen for this meeting is "Tropical biology and sustainable development".

Agent-based modelling with NetLogo

Monday 26 - Friday 30 August 2019
The agent-based modelling course for beginners will take place at the Forestry Faculty at the University of Göttingen in Germany.

Wageningen Soil Conference (registration now open!)

Tuesday 27 - Friday 30 August 2019
Wageningen University & Research is delighted to invite you to the fourth edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference. As in previous editions, the aim is to discuss the importance of soils. In the 2019 edition, the focus will be on “Understanding soil functions: from ped to planet”. To do this a new style of conference will be adopted, with traditional conference talks in the mornings, followed by a range of scientific and interactive topic masterclasses in the afternoons.

The ALTER-Net Summer School

Wednesday 21 - Saturday 31 August 2019
Open to graduate and post-graduate scientists, as well as professionals in related fields, the ALTER-Net Summer School provides an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving the sustainability challenges that society is currently facing. The Summer School aims at contributing to the integration and spread of scientific excellence within and beyond our network--with a special emphasis on promoting interdisciplinary approaches.

49th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Monday 9 - Friday 13 September 2019
The 49th Annual Meeting is held under the motto "Science meets practice" and aims to stimulate exchange between the academic ecological community and practitioners in order to find applied solutions to environmental problems. The Local Organising Committee covers a wide range of ecological topics, from classical organismic ecology, nature conservation issues and functional biodiversity research to air quality problems and research on biogeochemical processes in aquatic and terrestrial systems.

Summer School 2019: Transformative Human-Environment Research & Participatory Methods: From Co-production to Co-producing

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 September 2019
Human-environment research is the interdisciplinary study of how humans live in, affect, govern, reflect upon and perceive their natural environment, and how, in turn, that environment supports or constrains human life and culture. Researchers are increasingly mandated to engage more actively with politics and the plurality of epistemologies and perspectives on these challenges that exist in society. So, how may human-environment research take an active role in transformative research for and with society? This is the overall question for this summer school which will be addressed by applying science and technology studies (STS) and political ecology perspectives to participants’ own cases as well as getting first hands-on experience with transdisciplinary research methods.

Electron Microscopy course – The Basics: from A to W

Monday 23 - Friday 27 September 2019
Electron Microscopy (EM) has rapidly developed as a powerful research tool for high-resolution imaging, leading to high-ranking papers, a Nobel price and recently in The Netherlands to a big NWO award. New, more powerful electron microscopes and the possibility to work at very low temperatures (cryo-EM), have made it possible to achieve atomic resolutions. During this course, you will be introduced to all these novel developments.

VertiFarm2019 - International workshop on vertical farming

Sunday 13 - Tuesday 15 October 2019
This workshop combines a number of oral presentations of world leading horticultural researchers, panel discussions with renowned companies as well as short oral and poster presentations on the latest research results on vertical farming, also called indoor farming or plant factories with artificial light (PFAL). Keynote speakers include: Bruce Bugbee, Erik Runkle, Eri Hayashi, Emiel Wubben, Luuk Graamans, Qichang Yang, Marie-Christine van Labeke, Danny Geelen, Francesco Orsini, Murat Kacira.

10th World Conference Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)

Monday 21 - Friday 25 October 2019
The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) will celebrate the 10th world conference anniversary in Germany: 10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future. The ESP10 conference locations are the Leibniz University for the opening day on Monday, and the Hannover Congress Centre for the rest of the conference.


Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 October 2019
This conference is addressing the question: how do we proceed from here. How do we stop biodiversity loss? How can we speed up our research? How can we predict how climate change will affect global biodiversity? What new science do we need? What new techniques? What new policies?

SETAC Europe 14th Special Science Symposium - Soil Biodiversity: What do we know and how to protect

Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 November 2019
This symposium is a must for everyone who wants to gain more ecological knowledge useful in the assessment of soil eco(toxico) logical effects of chemical and non-chemical stressors, as well as to learn which ecological databases are available as reference for (large-scale) ecological assessments of effects, and to understand which novel experimental and modelling tools are currently available for an effective environmental risk assessment.