11th E3S annual Symposium 2023

The Swedish Sensory Network is pleased to announce its annual symposium organized in conjuction with the European Sensory Science Society and hosted by Uppsala university on the 15-16 of May 2023.

The Symposium is entitled "Uniquenes and diversity in a globalized word - a sensory perspective"
Trade and technology have made the world into a more connected and interdependent place and together we face several challenges, not the least related to climate change but also to an increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as obesity. However, when tackling these challenges there is not one global solution, thus we need to consider the diversity and uniqueness of different countries and cultures but also related to individual characteristics of the consumer. Here, sensory methods can contribute with important knowledge and the 11th E3S Annual symposium will include talks from both industry and academia related to sensory uniqueness and diversity ranging from products to the individual.


May 15



  1. Children working group (WG) meeting (open to WG members only)
  2. Next generation WG workshop (open to all registred participants)
14:15-14:30 Break



  1. Taste sensitivity WG workshop (open to all registred participants)
  2. Education WG meeting (open to WG members only)
14.45-16.00 Registration and refreshments
16:00-18:00 Workshop on sensory methodologies organized by SSN
(open to all registred participants)


E3S general Assembly (open to E3S delegates only, two per country)

19.00- Gala dinner at Norrlands nation (ticketed event)

May 16
8:30 - 16.45 Symposium with invited speakers from industry and academia:




Welcome to the 11th E3S Symposium by E3S Chair & Swedish Sensory Network Chair Paula Varela-Tomasco, Senior Scientist, Nofima, Norway & Pernilla Sandvik, Associate professor, Uppsala University, Sweden


Opportunities and challenges for Sensory Food Science
Presentation by the winner of the E3S Established Researcher Award 2022
Professor Erminio Monteleone, University of Florence, Italy


The tasteless meal: A qualitative research project on experiences of living with long-term smell and taste alterations after a COVID-19 infection.
Nicklas Neuman, Associate professor at Uppsala university, Sweden


The 2022 Swedish national call for funding research on taste and sensory science: background, responses and future related to this unique call
Alexandre Dubois, Senior research officer, Formas - a Swedish research council for sustainable development


Flash presentations by young researchers
Four young researcher will present their work in seven minutes each


Lunch and poster session


Tetra PAK – Protects what’s good. A pioneer and world leading food processing and packaging solutions company. A presentation of the role of sensory methodology in their work
Annika Hansson, Tetra PAK, Sweden


Heritage cereals: using history to form the future
Galia Zamaratskaia, Associate professor at the Swedish Agricultural University


Development of eco-friendly gourmet fish
Professor Åsa Öström, Örebro University, Sweden


Coffee break


Stockholm European Capital of Gastronomy 2023
P-O Berg, Professor emeritus, Stockholm university, President of the Swedish meal academy


Presentation on PDO products, E3S PDO working Group


Matkult, a knowledge bank of traditional food culture in Sweden. Åsa Holmgren, Research Archivist, Insitute for Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research


About the origin label Från Sverige (From Sweden) and the work of Svenskmärkning. Ulrika Norvell, Quality manager, Svenskmärkning


Flash Presentation Award – Student Competition

16.30 - 16:45

Closing Remarks
Paula Varela-Tomasco, Senior Scientist, Nofima, Norway
Pernilla Sandvik, Associate professor, Uppsala University, Sweden

Registration and payment 

Deadline for registration and payment is April 24. 
Click here to register to the event 

Event fees
Symposium + Gala dinner
SSN member: 400 sek
SSN student/retiree member: 400 sek
E3S member: 1700 sek
Non-member: 2000

Symposium only  
SSN member: 0 sek (included in yearly member fee)
SSN student/retiree member: 300 sek
E3S member: 900 sek
Non-member: 1100 sek

Payments are made to: 
Sveriges Sensoriska Nätverk, org. nr. 802409-8439
Plusgiro: 96 93 51-6
IBAN: SE34 9500 0000 0000 0969 3516
BIC-kod (SWIFT-adress): NDEASESS


Uppsala university, Humanities theatre, Thunbergsvägen 3C, Uppsala, Sweden
About the venue


Official hotel for E3S Delegates: 
Hotel Botanika Uppsala (Use the code E3SS2023 for 15% discount)

Further options: 
Clarion Hotel Gillet (Use the code ESSS for 10% discount)
Akademihotellet (Use the code E3SS for best price)

Getting to Uppsala
The closest airport to Uppsala is Stockholm Arlanda, situated approximately 35km south of Uppsala. Public transport runs between Uppsala and Arlanda frequently, and includes buses, trains and taxis. Depending on the mode of transport you use, it will take between 20 and 45 minutes to travel from Arlanda to Uppsala.

If you would like to take the train from Arlanda to Uppsala, you can purchase tickets from the national train company SJ:s website. You can also purchase tickets at the tourist information and train ticket office at the airport. Taking the train will likely be the fastest way for you to travel. Tickets will cost approximately SEK 175–210. For more information, please visit SJ:s website or the Uppsala local public traffic company UL:s website.

You can also take bus number 801 from Arlanda to Uppsala, and will cost you approximately SEK 100. Tickets can be purchased at the Arlanda Visitor Centre located in Terminal 5, or at information desks in Terminal 2 and Terminal 4. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on board (please note that only card payment is accepted on board). The bus runs regularly during night time as well. For more information, please visit UL:s website.

Uppsala Taxi offers a fixed price for passengers travelling from Arlanda to Uppsala. They charge approximately SEK 500. You can find a variety of different taxi companies in the taxi area outside of the airport.

Student competition - call for abstracts!
There is an opportunity for sensory science students across Europe to present their research in a dedicated student session, where four seven-minute oral presentations will feature. A poster presentation will also take place throughout the day. 

Guideline for abstract preparation and submission
Length: Must not exceed 400 words.
Content: Should briefly include the following items: Introduction, Methods, Results & Discussion, Conclusion, References.
Layout: A4 format; 2.5cm margins at the top, bottom, right and left sides of each page; Arial font size 12; single space between lines.
Deadline: Only abstracts received by 20 April will be considered for presentation at the symposium.
Queries: If you have any queries, please email: linnea.apelman@ikv.uu.se 
Submit and state your preference for an oral or poster presentation in the subject line to pernilla.sandvik@ikv.uu.se
Students should agree on the content of the abstract with their supervisor before submitting it.

Sponsorship opportunities are available: please contact pernilla.sandvik@ikv.uu.se 

Last modified: 2023-01-30