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The NVKD meeting Ghent, 8-10 juni 2017


After a fabulous jubilee meeting in Utrecht 2016 we are invited to hold our annual ‘NVKD study days 2017’ at Ghent University. Wim Vyverman’s group at the department of Protistology & Aquatic Ecology will host the meeting from 8-10 June 2017



Thursday, 8 juni 2017     Taxonomic Workshop

Friday, 9 juni 2017          Lecture day

Saturday, 10 juni 2017     Excursion

Taxonomic Workshop

The first day 8 june, will focus on the traditional taxonomic workshop (€ 150 p.p.); it’s the 8th workshop and so, a great tradition in the meantime. Bart Van de Vijver will set up an exciting program on Small-celled naviculoid diatoms: Navicula seminulum & co.

Diatom Lectures

On Friday 9 June is the annual lecture day (no costs) with a number of inspiring diatom lectures. Before lunch we follow the tradition and hold the ''NVKD Members'' meeting. The traditional NVKD dinner will be a BBQ organized at Ghent University on Friday evening.

On Saturday 10 June we will meet for a half-day excursion which will bring us this year to the nature reserve Bourgoyen-Ossemeersten Gent. 


Detailed information 

Detailed information on the program, Travel and Hotel information can be downloaded here.


Plaese fill out the registration form and email before 12 May 2017 to Holger Cremer!!

Student grants
The NVKD provides 5 grants each of 100-200 Euro. The grant should cover travel and accomodation costs of candidates to Ghent. All students registered with an university and not holding a PhD are qualified to apply.


Important deadlines
Friday, 28 April 2017: application for student grant
Friday, 12 May 2017: lecture day and excursion.
Friday, 12 May 2017: register for diner on Friday
Friday, 12 May 2017: register for the excursion 
Friday, 12 May 2017: register a poster for the lecture day


Let yourself be inspired already by visiting Ghent on this site! '' Ghent for Beginners ''

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