We are currently in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, with unprecedented societal impact. History shows that pandemics are not new, from the Spanish flu to the more recent outbreaks of Ebola and SARS.
Pandemics will likely occur with increasing frequency due to globalisation and international mobility, population growth, urbanisation, climate change, and food production. What can we learn from the past and current pandemics for future global outbreaks?
During this 103rd Dies Natalis, we will discuss how scientific insights and studies can contribute to preventing, predicting and preparing for new pandemics.

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We look forward to meeting you online, so please save this date in your calendar.
You will receive the official invitation with registration information at the start of February.
Date 9 March 2021 Time 16.00 - 16.45 hrs

WGS Symposium preceding the Dies celebrationThe official celebration will be preceded by the customary symposium of the Wageningen Graduate Schools, which will also be held online. Date 9 March 2021, Time 15.00 - 15.45 hrs
  • Word of welcome by Karin Schroen (director research school VLAG)
  • Pitch sessions
  • Young researchers (PhD candidates and postdocs) will present their research related to the Dies Natalis theme.