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About the Symposium

The Young Scientists Symposium (YSS) in Malting, Brewing and Distilling targets young researchers and PhD/graduate students from around the world, but it is open to both junior and senior scientists and delegates from industry in order to encourage cooperation between experienced and young researchers, as well as between industry, universities and research institutes worldwide. This meeting has been designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the very latest research and development in biology, chemistry, sensory science, engineering and other associated areas in malting, brewing and distilling. As such, it also provides a fantastic occasion for industrial participants to identify talented individuals who represent the future of the malting, brewing and distilling industry. The program will depend on the papers submitted. The themes that evolve from the submissions will be introduced by senior scientists.

After the very successful symposia held in Cork 2008, Weihenstephan 2010, Nottingham 2012, Ghent 2014 and Chico/Davis 2016 this event will be a meeting place for the exchange of scientific knowledge, especially for young scientists in this field. It is a platform for reflection on the current understanding of the field, and to act as a catalyst for future developments. The event is destined to inspire further progress and research in this area.

Young researchers and PhD/graduate students are invited to actively participate by sending abstracts of their presentations. The program will depend on the papers submitted. The themes that evolve from the submissions will be introduced by senior scientists.



Main Topics

All aspects relating to malting, brewing, fermented beverages and distilling will be considered within the remit of the Symposium; all aspects from raw materials, ingredients, processing, analysis as well as nutritional benefits and functional beverages will be covered. More specific themes will include:

Analytical methods
Plant breading (hop and cereals)
Raw materials and ingredients
Process technology
Microbiology/Fermentation
Sensorial evaluation
Product quality and functionality
Technology transfer and marketing
Beer and health
Packaging, automation and simulation

Organizing Committee

Jens Voigt, Hochschule Trier, Germany (Chair)
Dan Griffiths, Institute of Brewing and Distilling, UK
Michael Féchir, Hochschule Trier, Germany

International Scientific Committee

Guido Aerts, KU Leuven, Belgium
Elke Arendt, University College Cork, Ireland
Ludwig Niessen, TU München, Germany
Charles Bamforth, UC Davis, USA
Martina Gastl, TU München, Germany
Freddy Delvaux, KU Leuven, Belgium, Scotland
Dawn Maskell, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
Frank-Jürgen Methner, TU Berlin, Germany
Martin Zarnkow, BLQ, TU München, Germany
David Quain, Journal of the Institute of Brewing, UK
Thomas Shellhammer, Oregon State University, USA
Jens Voigt, Hochschule Trier, Germany
Annika Wilhelmson, VTT, Finland



Fees

Graduate/PhD students and academics: € 250,- Industry: € 550,-.



Registration information, travel and other relevant information

Will be available on this website in due course.



Accommodation

Accommodation package: € 49 per person per night in a double room or € 64 per person per night in a single room, including breakfast at Hotel Eifelstern. Reservations at: www.eifelstern.com.



Bitburg/Trier

Bitburg is a vibrant city in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate approximately 25 km (16 mi.) northwest of Trier and only 50 km (31 mi.) northeast of Luxembourg city. Bitburg is a cultural and economic center of the region and landmark of the city, is the Bitburger brewery. Its Pilsener-style lager beer ranks No. 3 among Germany's best selling beers! Trier is a beautiful city known for its well-preserved Roman and medieval buildings on the banks of the Moselle river in a valley between low vine-covered hills of red sandstone in the west and within the important Moselle wine region. Both cities are alive and bid you welcome!

Key dates

Call for papers open: September 2017

Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2018

Registration deadline: July 2018

Full paper submission, publication and distribution of the final programme: July, 2018

Bitburger Brewery

Bitburger brewery (Bitburger Brauerei Th. Simon GmbH) is a large German brewery founded in 1817 by Johann Wallenborn. Bitburger is headquartered in Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Bitburger ranks No. 3 among Germany's best selling beers with annual sales of 3.8 million hectolitres (3.2 million US beer barrels) in 2015 and once again remains "Germany's Draft Beer no.1". Read more >>

Hotel Eifelstern ***

Accommodation package: € 49 per person per night in a double room or € 64 per person per night in a single room, including breakfast at Hotel Eifelstern. Reservations at: www.eifelstern.com

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