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First NOSE scientific symposium, 15 Nov, Utrecht

November 15, 2017

We are excited to announce our first NOSE symposium! With a range of high-level speakers from various scientific disciplines, Including Peter de Jong (Groningen), Andrea Evers (Leiden), Rob Holland (Nijmegen), Wilbert Boek (Ede), as well as members from our own NOSE community.

The theme of the meeting broadly revolves around the basic functions of human olfaction (approach/avoidance) in terms of eating behavior and health, (social) communication, and warning and safety.

With this first scientific meeting, we would like to open dialogue and exchange perspectives with scientists who are interested in human olfaction in the Netherlands.


Date and location: Wednesday 15 Nov, Boothzaal, Utrecht University, Utrecht.


For more information, have a look at the program. If you’d like to attend this meeting, please email sanne.boesveldt@wur.nl


1st NOSE scientific meeting – 15 November 2017; Boothzaal Utrecht



13.00-13.15 Welcome, Introduction


13.15-13.30 Sanne Boesveldt

Assistant professor Sensory Science and Eating Behavior, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University


Eating with the nose
13.30-14.00 Peter de Jong

Professor of Experimental Psychopathology, University of Groningen


Olfaction and sexual behavior/disgust
14.00-14.15 Garmt Dijksterhuis (and Per Møller)

Senior Scientist Consumer Science, Food & Biobased Research institute, Wageningen University and Research


Olfactory transmission: what’s needed and what’s (im)possible?
14.15-14.45 Andrea Evers

Professor of Health Psychology / Chair department Health, Medical and Neuropsychology, Leiden University

The potential of odors for placebo research


15.15-15.30 Asifa Majid

Professor of Language, Communication, and Cultural Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen


Olfaction across cultures
15.30-16.00 Rob Holland

Associate Professor Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen;  Professor of Social Psychological Determinants of Food Choice, University of Amsterdam


Olfaction and emotional state
16.00-16.15 Caro Verbeek

Curator and embedded researcher olfactory heritage Vrije Universiteit, Rijksmuseum, IFF


Inhaling history of art – reconstructing and presenting olfactory heritage in the museum
16.15-16.45 Wilbert Boek

ENT doctor, Hospital Gelderse Vallei


Olfactory dysfunction in the ENT clinic
16.45-17.00 Monique Smeets

Professor of Sensory Systems in Social Context, Utrecht University


The third function of olfaction: social signaling
17.00 drinks and informal discussion




Utrecht University
Heidelberglaan 3
Utrecht, 3512 JE Netherlands
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