VLAG Online lecture series

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
29 May 2020
Prof. Karin Schroën: Microtechnological tools to achieve sustainable food processes, products, and ingredients
13:20 15:00 online VLAG Algemeen Registration ended at 29/05/2020
3 June 2020
Prof. Jeroen Hugenholtz: Fermentation as THE sustainable technology for production of biobased chemical and food ingredients
10:15 12:00 online VLAG Algemeen Registration ended at 03/06/2020
11 June 2020
Prof. Kees de Graaf: Ultraprocessing or oral processing of food; what is driving the obesity epidemic?
13:15 15:00 online VLAG Algemeen Registration ended at 11/06/2020
17 June 2020
Prof. Harry Bitter: Opportunities and trends in catalytic conversion of renewable feedstocks
10:15 12:00 Online VLAG Algemeen Registration ended at 17/06/2020
23 June 2020
Prof. Vincenzo Fogliano: Design strategies to improve the nutritional quality of (ultra)processed foods
10:15 12:00 online VLAG Algemeen Registration ended at 23/06/2020
30 June 2020
Prof. Hauke Smidt: How to (not) groom our guts - microbiome landscaping approaches at different stages throughout life
10:15 12:00 online VLAG Algemeen Registration ended at 30/06/2020
8 July 2020
Prof. Jasper van der Gucht: Learning from nature: Making materials with charged polymers
10:15 12:00 online VLAG Algemeen Registration ended at 08/07/2020
Prof. Vitor Martins Dos Santos (SSB): Safety-by-design as a driver for innovation in Biotechnology
10:15 12:00 online VLAG Algemeen Registration ended at 14/07/2020
Dr Sanne Boesveldt
10:15 12:00 online VLAG Algemeen Registration ended at 15/07/2020

Course description

The VLAG Online Lecture Series


The VLAG scientific community is buzzing with ground breaking ideas, knowledge and expertise. As is often the case, they are shared with people in the field, but not necessarily within a broader setting. To introduce the numerous great topics that our researchers are working on, we are organising a series of live online VLAG expert lectures.


To kick-off this lecture series we have invited a number of VLAG scientists to prepare an online lecture about their research endeavours that will be presented in such a way that the message is accessible to the broader VLAG PhD community as well as postdocs and other staff members.

We aim at organising 8 lectures in May and June. If successful, we plan to continue this series during the summer months


We invite all VLAG PhD candidates and other researchers to engage in as many lectures as possible, and especially to dive into subjects not closely related to one’s own field of research, to broaden the scientific horizons.

The live online lectures will be brought to you via Virtual Classroom, a web-conferencing tool integrated in BrightSpace. Practical/technical details will follow after registration.


In case PhD candidates want to earn ECTS credits for this learning activity, they will be asked to put in an extra effort in order to comply with what is normally requested within a course. You will be asked to prepare for the lecture by reading a paper suggested by the lecturer and to send a number of questions about the topic, based on the abstract of the lecture and the paper provided (deadline 48 hours before the lecture) to us. After each lecture (duration: 45 - 60 minutes) there will be time for questions and discussion (20 - 30 min).


Workload estimate:

Upon attending at least 4 lectures you will earn 0.5 ECTS.

Upon attending at least 7 lectures you will earn 1 ECTS.