Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 18th International Carotenoids Society Symposium, I would like to thank all those that attended the symposium - be it as a keynote or session speaker, presenting a poster, joining as a regular attendee or accompanying person. 

The aim of the symposium was to offer an arrangement of plenary talks by leaders in the key fields of carotenoid research, alongside parallel sessions dedicated to specific research areas. We were able to welcome nearly 300 individuals interested in carotenoid research! Over 80 excellent talks were provided along an attractive program of 14 sessions. In addition to the talks, awards were handed over and fellow medallions presented, and there was plenty of time to meet, network, view and discuss posters, all along the conference proceedings. Thanks to all those that have contributed and supported the symposium 2017 and made it a great success!

We look forward to meeting everyone again for the 19th ICS Symposium in 2020!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer
Professor for Healthy Ageing, University of Groningen