Every two years, the PhD candidates of the Laboratory of Food Chemistry of Wageningen University organise an international study trip. The goal of these trips is to share and gain knowledge and experience in the food technology area. Joining these trips allow the PhD candidates to broaden their scope in this field and to prepare them for a career after their PhD research.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the PhD trip to South Korea in October 2020 was cancelled. Therefore, we have decided to plan an alternative PhD trip in October 2021 in the Netherlands, with a group of approximately 25 PhD candidates together with Prof. Dr. Ir. Jean-Paul Vincken. This study trip will last 7 days, in which we will visit universities, research institutes, and companies that carry out research closely related to the research topics of the Laboratory of Food Chemistry. Here, PhD candidates will give oral presentation and/or poster presentations, and hosting organisations can introduce their field of expertise, often accompanied with a visit to the laboratory or factory.
At this time, we are in contact with different universities, research institutes and companies in the Netherlands to plan visits. To make such a trip possible, we are dependent on external financial contributions. Therefore, we are currently working on arranging sponsorships. We already want to thank all contributors that are financially supporting our trip, as without their help, these inspiring and educational trips are not feasible. You can see who is supporting us at this page.