NSABS 2016

National Symposium for Applied Biological Sciences 2016

On Friday 5 February 2016 , the 21st National Symposium for Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS 2016) - formerly known as PhD symposium - took for the first time place at the University of Antwerp!

The National Symposium for Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS 2016) is jointly organized by Universiteit Antwerpen, Ghent University, KULeuven, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve) and Université de Liège (Gembloux). It presents a snapshot of the broad variety of research in the field of applied biological sciences and bio-engineering. The symposium is free of charge and particularly encourages junior researchers, such as PhD students, to present their work and meet and exchange ideas across departments and across universities. Besides, it is an opportunity for young researchers to submit their work to the critical comments and questions from an attentive audience, and thus to improve the quality of their own research. Among a wealth of international congresses, this symposium offers a platform to researchers of the participating faculties for networking among colleagues.

The symposium covers the wide variety of research topics in applied biological sciences, including biotechnology, chemistry/(bio)catalysis, climate change, environmental quality, environmental and agricultural economics, genetics, human health, feed/food, renewable energy and resources and sustainable production (plant/animal). 

For starting PhD students, this symposium may be one of the first opportunities to present their research to a broader audience. Detailed feedback will be provided on the oral presentations. At the symposium, prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations.