IX. INTERNATIONAL FRUCTAN SYMPOSIUM

06-09 JULY 2020

ISTANBUL

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If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.

Alphonse de Lamartine

We are pleased to invite you to Istanbul, Turkey, for the 9th International Fructan Symposium to be held on July 6-9, 2020. Following the successful launch of IFS back in 1988 in Germany, fructan researchers gathered every four years at different parts of the world and after drinking guinness in Aberystwyth, smelling the ‘fructan prairies’ of Salt Lake City, looking for the Edelweiss in the alps, chasing Hemingway in Havana, tossing sake in Saporro, crossing the tides to Mont Saint Michel and climbing Monte Alban in Oaxaca, now  this ninth edition will give a chance to follow Alphonse de Lamartine and embrace the magical Istanbul, at the crossroad of two continents and different cultures. The IFS2020 motto is “Fructans for Life”, reflecting our ambition to translate fundamental fructan research into concrete changes towards a better life for the people.

 

We look forward to welcome  you in Istanbul and to your active participation!

 

Now it’s your chance to put your glance into the world…

 

IFS2020 Organizing Committee