From Aroma to Anosmia
Although the human sense of smell has been underestimated and neglected for a long time, recent insights demonstrate this is not true. In particular, the recent COVID-19 pandemic shows us the importance of olfaction, and also what can be lost.
Please join us for the 2021 NOSE symposium, including excellent national and international speakers, where we will highlight and discuss the main functions of the human sense of smell (according to Stevenson 2010 in Chemical Senses): as part of flavor perception for ingestive behavior; avoidance or warning of environmental hazards; and social communication. In addition, we will focus on smell loss, its impact on patients, and the potential causal mechanisms in COVID-19.
The NOSE symposium will take place on February 25th, 2021, 14.00-17.00 CET, via Zoom. Please visit our Registration page to register by clicking here. Note that there is a limit to the amount of participants we can host.
- 14.00 Welcome and introduction by NOSE chair Sanne Boesveldt
- Caro Verbeek: A soft manifesto on smell culture and history
- 14.20 Smell function 1: Ingestive behavior
- Garmt Dijksterhuis & Catrienus de Jong – Odour and odourants in flavour
- 14.55 Smell function 2: Social communication
- Jasper de Groot – Introduction to human chemical communication: Diverse effects and universal principles
- Andrew Kettler – The smell of slavery
- 15.30 Smell function 3: Avoidance and warning
- Monique Smeets – Introduction to avoidance function of sense of smell
- Ilja Croijmans – Exploring the relationship between disgust sensitivity and smell sensitivity
- 16.05 Losing the sense of smell
- Sanne Boesveldt – Chemosensory research in times of corona pandemic
- Kirsten Jaarsma – Cinderella on stage
- Robert Datta – Possible mechanisms underlying COVID-19-associated anosmia
- 16:55 Bonus presentation: Inger Leemans – Odeuropa – a project on sensory mining and olfactory heritage
- 17.00 End
Update 8-2-2021: due to high demand, we have increased the number of virtual attendees that we can accommodate!
If you have any questions, please contact Ilja Croijmans.