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The Ibero-American network for the study of carotenoids as functional foods ingredients network (IBERCAROT), funded by the Ibero-American Programme for Science, Technology and Development (CYTED, has just published a free and comprehensive book in Spanish about the importante of carotenoids in agro-food and health. It can be downloaded from this link:

Video highlights of the 2017 International Symposium on Carotenoids, Lucerne, Switzerland.

The 18th International Symposium on Carotenoids was hosted and organized by Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer Professor for Healthy Ageing, University of Groningen, The Netherlands and DSM Nutritional Products, Kaiseraugst Switzerland

UPDATE: August 2017 issue of CARIG Newsletter now online!

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

Carotenoid & Retinoid News

August 2017
Vol. 26, No. 2

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.