Tel-Aviv is the second largest city in Israel with approximately 1 million people living in the larger Tel-Aviv metropolitan.

Tel-Aviv offers the visitor a large range of attractions to include miles of golden beaches, museums, art galleries, concerts, the colorful Carmel Market in the Yemenite quarter, Ancient Jaffa and the restored Artists’ Quarter, the Flea Market, fine cuisine from around the world and good entertainment of various styles. 


The hotels strip in Tel-Aviv is located alongside the beautiful white Mediterranean beaches and the magnificent promenade with its beachfront cafes and restaurants.

Tel-Aviv offers a variety of hotels with prices that span a range of budgets, conveniently located  and within a short walk of the conference venue. 

Tel-Aviv Promenade



Tel-Aviv - former opera bldg.

 Old Jaffa



Israel offers an almost limitless range of attractions for visitors from every country in the world and for people of every faith.

It offers much variety in scenery, history, cultural attractions and a fascinating contrast between the ancient and the modern. So many names that appear on road signs – Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jaffa – will have been familiar since childhood. 

Modern Israel is a melting pot of different ethnic groups reflecting various cultures. 
It offers a rich variety of sites and sights – historical, archeological, religious and a tourist infrastructure that caters to every vacation taste: glorious sandy beaches, bustling cities, nature reserves, museums, shopping malls, exotic markets, artists' colonies, the therapeutic wonders of the Dead-Sea, industrial parks, Hi-tech centers  and much more. 

Israel, small in size, within a few hours you can go from the snowy heights of Mount Hermon to the Judean Desert and the saltiest sea on earth, the Dead Sea, while visiting ancient biblical cities, covered markets and a high-rise metropolis on the way.

This is what makes Israel truly a destination with something for everyone

In Israel you have to use the word “old” sparingly – the age of most of its cities is counted not in decades or in centuries, but in millennia. The ingenuity and complexity of some of these historical gems have won them a place on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. And of course, Jerusalem, which has a history that dates back 3000 years ago – is a holy city to the world’s three monotheistic religions. Jerusalem is a living archeological site, a vibrant blend of ancient and contemporary life.

The walls of the Old City and the malls of the New City, Roman Arches, Byzantine moats, Crusader walls and Ottoman ramparts make Jerusalem one big colorful mosaic. Holy shrines, the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Shrine of the Book that houses the 2000-year old Dead-Sea Scrolls, Mount Zion – the site of King David's grave and the Last Supper, and the colorful marketplace are only a few of the numerous unique sites in the city.

Distances are short. Israel is a small country and the major cities, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Haifa can easily be reached on leisure touring days without changing hotels. 

  • Ben-Gurion International Airport – Tel-Aviv: 18km
  • Ben-Gurion International Airport – Jerusalem:  47km 
  • Tel-Aviv-Jerusalem - 95km
  • Haifa – Tel Aviv: 95km
  • Haifa - Jerusalem: 145km

You will be able to enjoy a taste of Israel in some of the optional sightseeing tours which will be offered to  EuroCarb 17 participants and their families. Please visit the "Optional Tours" page to view a selection of tours.

 Jerusalem - Tower of David                     



Judean Desert
Haifa - Bahai Gardens         


Carbohydrate Research from Elsevier

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Tel Aviv University

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

The Israel Chemical Society

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Grace Discovery Sciences

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European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE)

Schulich - Faculty of Chemistry
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology



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Plenary Speakers

Geert-Jan Boons

Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Athens, GA, USA


Bernard Henrissat
CNRS and Aix-Marseille University
Marseille, France

Thomas Peters

University of Luebeck
Luebeck, Germany

Cristina Nativi

University of  Florence
Firenze, Italy

Chi-Huey Wong
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

Paul Kosma
University of  Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
Wien, Austria

Valentin Wittmann
Universitaet Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany

Yuval Shoham
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel

Antoni Planas
IQS, Universitat Ramon Llull, 
Barcelona, Spain 

Xi Chen

University of California-Davis
      Davis, CA, USA


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