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Career Day Light Promotie

Wednesday 16 October 2019
Explore your future and join the Career Day. The Career Day Light is open to all students, graduates and PhD candidates. Around 48 employers will be present together with career support activities: e.g. a free LinkedIn photoshoot. Entrance is free but registration is required.

Developing my Research Vision

Thursday 17-10-2019 | Thursday 12-12-2019
This course is for postdocs and junior tenure track staff who wish to stay in science and must work on developing, formulating and communicating their personal research vision. In addition to developing your research vision, you will learn to effectively communicate your vision. By clearly explaining why you do what you do, you bring both yourself and your research in the limelight. You will feel much more confident when presenting to the tenure track committee, at conferences, in (social) media, and to cooperation partners.

PE&RC Day 2019

Thursday 17 October 2019
Everywhere we go, people are talking about sustainability. But as the use of this term spreads its meaning has become increasingly misused. True sustainability is achieved when the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and guarantee a development which can support itself and meet future needs indefinitely. Environment, economy and society are the three main pillars of sustainability but unfortunately societal and economical welfare are often prioritized over the environment. During the PE&RC Day 2019, we aim to put the environment in the spotlight and discuss its pivotal role in supporting societal and economic demands.

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.

VLAG course 'Big Data Analysis in the Life Sciences’

Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 October 2019
Technological and scientific advances have pushed the Life sciences into the BIG data era. The increased volume and heterogeneity of available data challenges scientists to master techniques for comprehensive data analysis. Extracting meaningful (biological) information from large datasets is increasingly becoming a challenge in all fields of life sciences.

6th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 October 2019
Plant phenotyping is becoming the central field of research and application in academia and industry providing a fertile ground for the development of new phenotyping technologies, platforms and methods required to address future grand challenges.


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?

Public Lecture "Biological pest control in greenhouses"

Thursday 24 October 2019 | 10:00 - 10:45 hrs
On Thursday the 24th of October 2019, from 10:00 to 10:45 hrs, Dr Gerben Messelink will give a public lecture in which he will present his vision on the Special Chair "Biological pest control in greenhouse production systems". He has been nominated as candidate for this special chiar position, which is to be hosted by the Laboratory of Entomology of Wageningen University & Research, and funded by Koppert Biological Systems B.V. Everyone interested in the topic is warmly invited to join.

6th Annual Wageningen PhD Symposium 2019 - Science with Impact

Thursday 25 October 2019
This event is being curated by the Wageningen PhD Council, with an audience of about 150 PhD students and faculty members in Wageningen. Goal is to bring together early career researchers from across all disciplines to give idea-focused talks that foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – and eventually, provoke conversations that matter.

Workshop Breeding for diversity

Wednesday 30 October 2019
In this workshop we aim to discuss the opportunities and challenges in determining desirable plant traits, including traits that relate to collaboration with soil microbes, and the hurdles in developing breeding programmes for plant mixtures. Ultimately the goal will be to define a research agenda for the coming years paving the way for successful breeding for diversity.

Lecture entitled "Snow leopards of High Asia: my journeys in science and conservation"

Wednesday 30 October 2019 | 19:30 - 21:10
During the Opening of the Academic year it was announced that Dr. Charudutt Mishra is the winner of the Outstanding Alumnus Award 2019. On 30 October he will be in the Netherlands and will give a guest lecture entitled "Snow leopards of High Asia: my journeys in science and conservation". After the lecture we will present him with the trophy and certificate belonging to the award. Would you like to attend special lecture?

Marine mammal research techniques | 4 week course

Monday 4 - Friday 29 November 2019
This academically intensive course is targeted at students, postgraduates and researchers with a strong interest in a career in marine mammal and marine top-predator research.

B-Wise: Bioinformatics@Wageningen Seminar Series

Tuesday 5th November 2019
On Tuesday November 5th, the next B-Wise meeting will take place at 12:30h in room C0226 in the Forum building. Lunch will be available from 12:00h onwards. Speakers will be Jingyuan Fu (UMC Groningen, Genetics) and Catarina Sales e Santos Loureiro. If you would like to join for the (free) lunch at 12:00h, please send an e-mail to lunch@bioinformatics.nl by Sunday 3 November 2019.

Current Themes in Ecology 2019: Biodiversity in Crisis - Perspectives on how to bend the curve

Wednesday 13 November 2019
Based on the recently published IPBES global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services, this Current Themes in Ecology aims to focus on the global trends in biodiversity loss, and the causes and consequences of this decline at different spatial and temporal scales.

Photosynthesis and Symbiosis Day

Friday 15 November 2019
The Photosynthesis and Symbiosis Day is an one-day event which gives the possibility to young researchers to share knowledge and expertise in the field of photosynthetic and symbiotic organisms. The conference is especially addressed to master students, PhD students, and Post-docs. It will give participants the opportunity to learn top-notch research from experienced professors in the same field, present their current work on posters, and discuss their most recent results with each other.

PLGXXX: Biometrical methods for analyzing plant breeding trial data in the omics era

Monday 18 - Friday 22 November 2019
Post-graduate students and professional doing field research on plant breeding using trials across sites and over years or cropping seasons, particularly those working on the analysis of controlling the inheritance of complex traits

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.

Post-graduate course on characterisation, management and exploitation of genomic diversity in animals

Monday 9 December 2019 - Friday 13 December 2019
Genetic diversity contributes to the ability of a species to respond to environmental changes, with implications in terms of, for example, breeding strategies in farm animals and conservation of endangered species.

British Ecological Society Annual Meeting

Tuesday 10 - Friday 13 December 2019
We invite you to join us and over 1200 international ecologists in Belfast for Europe’s largest and most influential annual event dedicated to ecology.

Advances in Plant and Food Metabolomics 2019

Tuesday 10 December- Wednesday 11 December 2019
This 2-day workshop is aimed at young scientists who have limited or no background in metabolomics. We shall introduce the concept of how to apply metabolomics approaches to plant-based research including: experimental design, the technologies for data generation (LC/GC MS and NMR); data management and (pre)processing; data mining approaches and statistically-sound data interpretation. The workshop is followed by a free symposium on 12 December 2019 on Advances in Plant and Food Metabolomics is an integral part of this workshop and attendance for all three days is obligatory.

SYMPOSIUM Advances in Plant and Food Metabolomics

Thursday 12 December 2019
Following on from our very successful earlier -omics and genomics symposia, we shall organize on 12 December 2019 a third meeting dedicated to the latest advances and opportunities in plant & food metabolomics research. In a full program of 7 international experts in their respective fields (each 45 mins) interposed by flash presentations by local scientists (10 mins) you will be exposed to the very latest developments in the field. The full program will be published in September but expect presentations on e.g. Metabolomics and plant breeding; Metabolomics and food quality; New technologies and approaches; Metabolomics data mining; Metabolomics and plant ecology; Metabolomics and health etc. This Symposium is open to everyone but is specifically targeted to young scientists in both industry and academia who have an interest or are active in the field of exploiting metabolomics to advance our molecular knowledge of plants and plant-based materials. If you are interested in joining this free symposium, please mark this date already in your calendar!

Second International Forum on Coral Reefs

Friday 13 - Monday 16 December 2019
The International Forum on Coral Reefs is an international academic conference on coral reefs under the sponsor of Hainan South China Sea Institute of Tropical Oceanography (HITO). It aims to provide a professional, free and open platform for the exchange of global research institutions and experts on coral reefs.

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2020

Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 February 2020
This conference is particularly geared towards people working in the field of ecology and/or evolution. It aims to strengthen the network of ecologists in the Netherlands, Belgium, and surrounding countries and provides an overview of the work carried out by the people in the network.

World Biodiversity Forum 2020

Sunday 23 - Friday 28 February 2020
The inaugural World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum will bring to­geth­er lead­ing re­searchers, ear­ly ca­reer re­searchers, prac­ti­tion­ers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from dif­fer­ent sec­tors, de­ci­sion-mak­ers and so­ci­etal ac­tors to have a con­ver­sa­tion on the kind of fu­ture we want (and/or do not want) for bio­di­ver­si­ty.

5th international symposium on Future of Butterflies in Europe

Thursday 2 - Saturday 4 April 2020
Dutch Butterfly Conservation (De Vlinderstichting(Butterfly Organisation) will host its 5th international symposium on Future of Butterflies in Europe – and this includes moths, of course. We invite you to join us in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 2-4 April 2020.

WIAS/PE&RC course Resilience of Living Systems - From fundamental concepts to interdisciplinary applications (May 2020)

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 May 2020
The course programme is in progress. Registration will be opened at the end of 2019. For now: please save the date!

4th International Conference on Global Food Security

Tuesday 16 June - Friday 19 June 2020
The 4th International Conference on Global Food Security addresses the topic of food security at all spatial levels from local to global, and from an interdisciplinary and systemic food systems perspective. It aims to better understand environmental, nutritional, agricultural, demographic, socio-economic, political, technological and institutional drivers, costs and outcomes of current and future food security. Interactions with contextual factors including climate change, urbanisation, greening the economy and data-driven technologies will be central.