19 September - Tuesday

Young Scientist Camp (student, post doc, PhD-grade <5 years)

14:00-15:00 - Arrival to Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kgs. Lyngby
15:00-17:00 - Presentation round (10-15 min) 

- Introduction to the DTU (National Food Institute)
- Vitamin research conducted at DTU
- Tour of the laboratories and instruments

17:30 - Transport to Copenhagen City by collective transport

19:00 - Pre-registration and get-together reception with light meal, drinks and “hygge” at IDA

20 September - Wednesday

10:00 - Welcome and introduction

SESSION 1: Sustainable food system for vitamin adequacy

Speaker: Rosemary Green, LSHTM, UK; Relationship between food systems, environment and health in MIC and LMIC (streaming)

Speaker: Nanna Roos, University of Copenhagen: The role of aquatic food systems in alleviating vitamin deficiencies, in local and global perspectives

Speaker: Prof. Abhishek Chaudhary, IITK, India: Environmentally sustainable food systems towards elimination of vitamin deficiencies in MIC/LMIC using a modelling approach

12:00 - Lunch

SESSION 2: Vitamin K – why still a mystery

Speaker: Prof. Leon Schurgers, Maastrict University, The Netherlands: Latest news on vitamin K

Speaker: Agnes De Sesmaison, EFSA: Vitamin K requirements and meeting them: vitamin K1, vitamin K2 or total vitamin K

Speaker: Marie Bagge Jensen, DTU, Denmark: Vitamin K – content and bioaccessibility

19:00 - Conference dinner

21 September - Thursday

09:00 - Conference starts

SESSION 3: The role of vitamins in mitochondrial ageing

Franscesco Visioli, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy: Micronutrients and mitochondria


SESSION 4: Vitamins in food – from measurement to bioavailability

Speaker: Michael Rychlik, TUM, Germany: Challenging use of labelled isotopes in MS/MS analyses

Speaker: Jayashree Arcot, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Bioaccessbility – in vitro models

Speaker: TBA, Use of stable isotop to investigate bioavailability

18:00 - Poster session at conference facility incl. meal and beverages combined with poster presentations. 


22 September - Friday

09:00 - Conference starts

SESSION 5: Potential of vitamins in pharmacological doses as diseasetherapy

Speaker: Hon. Mette M. Berger, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland: Overview of vitamins as disease therapies

Speaker: Arun Sunyal, Richmond, Virginia, US: High dose vitamin intervention in non-alcoholic liver disease by

Speaker: Angelique de Mans, University Amsterdam: High dose vitamin application in critically ill patients

SESSION 6: New advances in vitamin research

Speaker: Michael Green, Penn State University, USA: Compartmental modelling for studying (pro-)vitamin A absorption and kinetics

Speaker: Sara Zwart, NASA, US: Maintaining nutritional balance in space



Awards and ceremony for the host for 8th International Vitamin Conference in 2025