On behalf of the University of Leuven and the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to announce that the 4th International Young Scientists Symposium on Malting, Brewing and Distilling will take place from October 28th-30th 2014, at the KU Leuven Technology Campus (KAHO Sint-Lieven), located in the historical city of Ghent. The symposium offers the possibility to discover the richness of the beer and distilling culture by tasting some excellent beers and distils. Being convinced that the upcoming 4th International YSS in Ghent will be a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and new ideas on malting, brewing and distilling, as well as to renew contacts, making new friends and acquaintances with colleagues from around the globe, we look forward to meeting you!

Best wishes,
The Organising & Scientific Committee


Welcome to Ghent

Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city's active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day. Dozens of pavement cafes invite you to discover Ghent's specialities. The sun is reflected in the many waterways. The city is alive and bids you welcome!

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts

The YSS 2014 call for abstracts is closed.


This symposium offers young scientists the opportunity to orally present their own work and discuss their latest findings in research related to malting, brewing and distilling or through posters. We're excited to announce the final program!


Key Dates

Registration deadline: October 15th.

Deadline submission of PDF of lectures and posters for proceedings: October 15th.

Sponsorship deadline : September 15th.