24 – 27

September 2024

Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

17th International Weurman Flavour Research Symposium

This 17th edition of the Weurman Flavour Research Symposium will be held on 24 – 27 September 2024 at Wageningen University and Research in Wageningen, The Netherlands. This conference, created in 1975 in memory of Cornelius Weurman and held every three years in different countries in Europe, is an internationally recognised Symposium gathering well-known scientists from academia and industry from different disciplines in the field of flavour research: chemistry, biology, neurophysiology and psychology.

The local organizers invite scientists with expertise covering different topics in flavour science, from flavour generation in food/non-food products to flavour perception, well-being and health to attend the symposium and submit abstracts. The scientific programme comprises of keynote lectures given by distinguished scientists from academia, scientific talks, flash poster presentations, and posters in the following main subject areas:

  • Multimodal flavour perception: from mixtures of compounds to brain integration
  • Flavour perception: from molecules to receptors to perception
  • Role of flavour in food intake and well-being
  • Flavour representation (naturality, authenticity)
  • Flavour generation
  • Modelling flavour compounds activity
  • New analytical tools for flavour analysis


Extension of Deadline for Abstract Submission to 29 April 2024

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 17th International Weurman Flavour Research Symposium held at Wageningen University on 24-27 September 2024 has been extended to 29th April 2024 due to high demand.

For the submission of abstracts and info on the abstract, please visit the Call for abstracts page. Information on registration fees can be found on the Information webpage.

Registration is open now!

Today we’ve opened the registration for the 17th Weurman Symposium in Wageningen, the Netherlands, September 24 – 27, 2024!

We welcome you to join the symposium, but also to contribute by submitting abstracts for an oral or poster presentation.

More info on registration fees can be found on the Information webpage, do you want to read more about the abstract, this information can be found here.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr. David Mela

Consultant Nutrition Science and Research, The Netherlands

Anthony Warner

‘Ending Hunger; How we can feed the world without destroying it’

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

  • Dr. Igor Bodnar


  • Chiara Cordero

    University of Turin, Italy

  • Prof. Corinna Dawid

    Technical University Munich, Germany

  • Prof. Paul Breslin

    Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

Wageningen Accommodation

There are 4 hotels in the area. All information, availability and prices can be found on the webpage of the hotels.

Hotels below are recommended in the area:

WICC Wageningen
Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant De Wageningsche Berg
Hotel De Wereld – Wageningen
Hotel de Reehorst – Ede

Weurman Organizing
Committee 2024:

Weurman International
Scientific Committee:

  • Jan Koek


  • Chris Winkel


  • Katharina Reichelt


  • Sara Martins

    AFB International

  • Maarten Jongsma


  • Catrienus de Jong


  • Vincenzo Fogliano


  • Andy Taylor


  • Ian Fisk

    University of Nottingham

  • Thierry Thomas-Danguin


  • Marty Martens


  • Neil Da Costa

    IFF New Jersey

  • Veronica Galindo-Cuspinera


  • Gertjan Heijman


  • Teresa Oliviero


  • Ciarán Forde


  • Markus Stieger


  • Garmt Dijksterhuis

    University Utrecht

  • Veronika Somoza

    Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology

  • Arianne van Eck


Deadlines and Abstract Submission

New abstract submission deadline is 29th of April 2024 (23:59 GMT)

More information about conference registration is coming soon.

Supporting Journal

The prestigious Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2 year impact factor 2022: 6.1) invites all presenters to submit full article versions of their conference presentation to be considered for publication in a special issue of the journal dedicated to the Weurman Symposium 2024.

Conference venue: Omnia on the Wageningen Campus

The conference location Omnia is located in the city of Wageningen. It is easily accessible by both car and public transport. Omnia has its own car parks.

Sponsors of the 17th Weurman Symposium

Got questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us

Laura van der Parre

Conference coordinator Zonderzorg