Carbohydrate Competence Center symposium ‘12.5 year anniversary CCC’

Date: 26 November 2019

Time: 9:30 - 17:00

Location: Odeon, Zwolle NL

On 26 November 2019, the CCC will host its annual symposium at the Odeon Zwolle

The program will be full of carbohydrates. During the day outstanding keynote speakers will contribute with presentations of their own research in the field of carbohydrates.

On this day we also will say goodbye to Prof. dr. Lubbert Dijkhuizen, the much appreciated scientific director of CCC, who stepped back as scientific director on 1 september 2018.

Program 12,5 year CCC: Anniversary Symposium

26 November 2019, Odeon Theatre, Blijmarkt 25, 8011 ND Zwolle


09.30 h. Registration, coffee/tea
10.00 h. Opening by prof. dr. Gert-Jan Euverink/ prof. dr. Henk Schols
10.10 h. NWO, to be announced.
10.25 h. Keynote 1: prof. dr. Bruno Moerschbacher , University of Münster, Germany. ‘Chitosans – Functional Biopolymers for the Bioeconomy’
11.05 h. Coffee and tea break
11.30 h. dr. Piet Buwalda AVEBE ‘Carbohydrate Competence Generates Science and Business’
11.50 h. André Groeneveld, FrieslandCampina Domo ‘Carbohydrates in Infant Nutrition by CCC and FrieslandCampina’
12.10 h. prof dr. ir. Walter Gerrits, WUR, ‘Carbohydrate digestion kinetics: a look from inside the gastro-intestinal system’
12.30 h. Lunch
13.30 h. Keynote 2: prof. dr. Jeroen Raes, VIB-KU Leuven. ‘Quantitative, population-level microbiome monitoring-the Flemish gut flora project’
14:10 h. prof. dr. Paul de Vos, UMCG, ‘Immunological effects of dietary fiber intake’
14.30 h. dr. Evelien te Poele, CarbExplore bv, ‘Improving the taste of Stevia using a glucansucrase enzyme and sugar’
14.50 h. Coffee and tea break
15.20 h. dr. Slavko Kralj, DuPont, ‘Microbial & Enzymatic Polysaccharides’
15.40 h. dr. Marco van den Berg, DSM, ‘Carbohydrates: straightforward energy source or functional food ingredient?’
16.00 h. dr. Ad de Laat, Cosun ‘Strategic role of Public Private partnerships to empower innovation experiences of Cosun in CCC’
16.20 h. Goodbye speech prof dr. Lubbert Dijkhuizen by dr. Colja Laane & prof. dr. Fons Voragen 
16.40 h. Closing Remarks and Drinks