Contribution Instructions

We are looking forward to receiving your abstract. Based your submissions, the scientific board will select posters and select lectures from the submitted abstracts depending on their scientific excellence, novelty, available time and space, and your preference for oral/poster presentation. Therefore, please indicate clearly whether you want to present oral or poster presentation and preferred session number when you are sending your abstract. For sessions and topics, please select the option menu Programme. All abstracts will be printed in the abstract book included in the symposium package.
We especially encourage PhD students to present their recent work and thus contact colleagues with similar topics for scientific discussion, collaboration and future laboratory visits. To stimulate this process, we intend to give awards to three best student contributions selected by the scientific board.

Guide for authors All oral presenters, including invited and key-note speakers, should submit a manuscript for the proceedings of the 6th Sourdough Symposium: Understanding natural complexity.
Of course, authors of posters are also very welcomed to submit their manuscript for the proceedings.
Abstracts should be submitted through the New Contribution menu option of the website. Please indicate if you prefer oral or poster presentation.
The deadline for abstract submission is May 30, 2015.
Click on the following link to get the abstract template in .pdf format, and on the following link to upload the .doc format.
As for previous symposia, oral and posters abstracts presented at this symposium by participants who paid their registration fees before the deadline august 31, 2015, will be published in the Sourdough Symposium Proceedings. The key notes presentation and a few oral communications selected by the Scientific Committee will be submitted for publication in a Special Issue of International Journal of Food Microbiology - Elsevier.
Instructions for posters All the posters will be installed during the three days of the symposium. The posters can be placed on Wednesday morning, and remain available for conference delegates during lunches and coffee breaks.
The grids which will support the posters are 95 cm x 1.5 m height. Therefore, poster should be smaller. We recommend to use A0 format (ISO 216) dimensions: 85 cm x 1.2 m maximum.
Posters will be fixed with scotch or Patafix. No tack, no pin ! Avoid too heavy posters.
Instructions for lectures The notification of presentation acceptance and format (lecture/poster) is May 30, 2015.
All oral presentations (invited, spotlight and selected ones) must be MS Power Point format. The duration of oral presentation is 20 min (15 min presentation and 5 min discussion).
Presenters are kindly requested to contact the registration desk upon arrival and have their presentations checked and installed on a local computer to enable smooth sessions.
Please note!
  • Speakers on Wednesday are kindly asked to provide their presentation on Wed starting 8 o'clock to the IT desk to upload their presentation.
  • Speakers on Thursday are kindly asked to provide their presentation on Wed by 12 o'clock to the IT desk.
  • Speakers on Friday are kindly asked to provide their presentation on Thu by 12 o'clock to the IT desk.