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International Symposium on Carotenoids marks half century at 2017 event

The International Carotenoid Society (ICS) will this year celebrate a half century since the inception of its International Symposium on Carotenoids event, to be held 9 – 14 July in Lucerne, Switzerland. The 18th International Symposium on Carotenoids will see the best and brightest scientists in academia, government and industry come together to share and raise public awareness of the latest research and developments in carotenoids. A principal objective of the ICS is to promote the education of young scientists and the public about the importance of carotenoids as naturally occurring pigments and essential components present in virtually every living organism.

Workshop on Sustainable Production of Carotenoids – From Biosynthesis to Biotechnology (Trogir, Croatia, 16-17 October 2017)

Please, keep updated about this event Organized by the COST Action EUROCAROTEN at The call for abstracts is now open, please check the link for details.  

Call For ICS Award Nominations 2017


The ICS Council is now accepting proposals from well-established carotenoid scientists who are interested in hosting the 2020 International Symposium on Carotenoids. 

UPDATE: February 2017 issue of CARIG Newsletter now online!

This Issue and past issues can be found under News/Awards.

Carotenoid & Retinoid News
August 2016
Vol. 26, No. 1.

The 18th International Symposium on Carotenoids 2017

We are happy to announce that the 18th International Symposium on Carotenoids will take place July 9 - 14, 2017 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Please save this date, We are looking forward to welcoming you in the heart of Switzerland.

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