WIAS Science day 2017

Organised by Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS)

Mon 6 February 2017

Venue Orion, gebouwnummer 103

The WIAS Science day is an annual scientific event organised by PhD candidates of the WIAS graduate school (Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences). The purpose of this event is to bring together PhD candidates to present and share their research and exchange ideas with staff members about current developments in the field of animal sciences. The day also features well renowned keynote speakers.

The theme for this day is “Beyond Sustainability”.        
The urgent need for sustainability has become part of common knowledge in our society. This has shed new light on the role of animals for mankind. Several disciplines within animal sciences focus on studies that are directly or indirectly linked to the economic, environmental and/or social impact of future practices in the animal sector. But what are the practical implications of these studies? How can we translate innovative research within the field of animal sciences into sustainable practices? Some global issues require global solutions, whereas others require local solutions adapted to local environments. To address these complex issues in a rapidly changing environment an interdisciplinary approach is required. New terms like one health are emerging to address the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health. In addition, technology is developing quickly, which will provide new opportunities to implement sustainable innovations. It has become clear that current challenges require thinking beyond sustainability. We would like you to think about this perspective and the practical implementation of your study!

The WIAS Science day is a great opportunity for you to present your results by means of an oral or poster presentation. In addition, prizes will be awarded for the best poster and oral presentation. We would like to invite you to submit your abstract using the attached abstract submission form. Please send the completed form to and keep in mind that the deadline for abstract submission is Monday, 12th December, 2016.

To register for this event, kindly go to the orange registration button given on the right side. Deadline for registration is Friday, 20th January, 2017.

Abstract Submission Form