11th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health

October 6-8th, 2014


This year’s symposium took place in Aarhus, Denmark to celebrate the 11th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health.


The three day event was organized by the IMGC in collaboration with Arla Foods, Aarhus University, the Danish Dairy Research Foundation, and the local organizing committee in Denmark. It brought together international experts in nutrition, genomics, bioinformatics and milk research to discuss and share the latest research. The annual symposium is our flagship event that features scientific research related to milk and human health done throughout the world. The symposium draws from the diversity of its memberships to cover the breath of genomics themes that reflect the interest of the Consortium.  The goal of the Consortium is to bring together the research and dairy communities to share, translate, and interpret data that are happening within the fields of the “-omics” science. Topics for this year’s symposium included:

  • Milk Genomics – where it all starts…
  • Lactation in a comparative biology perspective
  • Milk and the Neonate
  • Technological aspects of milk
  • Obesity and the metabolic syndrome
  • Biological effects of milk constituents


Pre-Symposium (Oct 6th)

The Danish Dairy Research Foundation Pre-Symposium on Dairy Products and Human Health at Aarhus University. Click here for more information.

IMGC Workshop (Oct 9th and 10th)

There was also an affiliated IMGC Workshop offered after the symposium. It was entitled, Tools and Possibilities for Optimized Milk.   Click here for more information. View this page as a pdf

Symposium Location

Aarhus Universitet Nordre Ringgade 4 8000 Aarhus C


Early Bird Registration– $550.00 USD (if registered by September 12, 2014) Regular Registration– $650 USD (if registered after September 12, 2014) Student Rate– $350

Cancellation Policy- A full refund will be given to those who cancel by September 22, 2014 minus a $50 cancellation fee.  Those who cancel after that date will not receive a refund.

Hotels and Reservations

Scandic Aarhus City, Scandic Plaza Aarhus, Scandic Aarhus Vest http://www.scandichotels.com/Hotels/Denmark/Aarhus/ Phone: +45 8732 0144 The price is 1,190 dkr (approx. $220 USD) including free Wi-Fi and Breakfast. The participants book through the hotel homepage using the code: BARL041014.

Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-aarhus Phone: +45 8612 8665 e-mail: reservations.aarhus@radissonblu.com The price is 1,015 dkr (approx. $188 USD) including free Wi-Fi and Breakfast. The participants book through the hotel e-mail or phone using the code: 1167297. Booking deadline for this price is September 6, 2014.

CABINN Aarhus www.cabinn.com Phone: +45 8675 7000 e-mail: aarhus@cabinn.com The price is 645,- dkr (approx. $120 USD) for Commodore single rooms and 845,- dkr (approx. $157 USD) for Commodore double rooms – including Breakfast. The participants book through the hotel e-mail or phone using the code: 11662. Booking deadline for this price is September 4, 2014

Travel to Aarhus

Do I need a visa to travel to Denmark? http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/need_visa/who_needs_visa.htm


Aarhus Airport

Billund Airport

Taxi from Airport:

From Aarhus Airport to Aarhus center- a taxi is 600 – 700 dkr ($100 – $130 US). There is also a public bus at 100 dkr ($20 US)

From Billund Airport to Aarhus center a taxi is approximately 1.500 dkr ($280 US).


From Copenhagen to Aarhus center economy class is 420 dkr ($78 US) and business class is 620 dkr ($115 US)

Click Here for train information

Parking on campus:

 On campus parking is very difficult and there are time zones. Not recommended.

From hotels to symposium venue:

All hotels are within walking distance from the venue – approximately 20 min.  From the different hotels to the venue the price for a taxi is between 80 – 100 dkr ($15 – $20 US). We would recommend sharing.

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