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Division of Glycoscience Mini Symposia at 9th EuChemS Congress Dublin

The European Chemical Society – Division of Glycoscience officially launched in January ‘24. To mark the launch, a series of four mini symposia on Glycoscience will run during the 9th EuChemS Congress, July 7th-11th 2024.  The symposia will be held in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry –  Carbohydrate Interest Group.

Mini symposia topics:

1: Monday 8th 10.00-11.30am: Advances in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry and catalysis

10:00-10:25 Eoghan McGarrigle (University College Dublin): “Catalysis in carbohydrate chemistry”

10:25-10:50 Gavin Miller (Keele University): “Synthesis of nucleosides”

10:50-11:30 Stefan Oscarson (University College Dublin): Haworth Award Lecture (title TBC)

2: Monday 8th 13.30-15.00am: Chemical glycobiology for human health

13:30-13:55 Paula Videra (NOVA School of Science and Technology, Lisbon): “Insights on the immunopathology of altered glycosylation”

13:55-14:20 Samy Cecioni (Université de Montréal): “Chemical strategies for the traceable capture of glycan-protein interactions”

14:20-14:35 Jonathan Dolan (Keele University): “Sweet targets: searching for GDP-mannpse dehydrogenase inhibitors”

14:35-15:00 Martin Fascione (University of York): “Chemical glycobiology tools for the study of ulosonic acids and other sugars”

3: Tuesday 9th 10.00-11.30am: Analytical and computational glycoscience for mapping human health and pathogenesis

10:00-10:25 Roisin O’Flaherty (Maynooth University): “Glycomedicine: Harnessing Glycosylation in Human Health and Disease”

10:25-10:50 Sean Austin (Nestlé): “Quantitative Determination of Human Milk Oligosaccharides”

10:50-11:05 Akash Satheesan (Maynooth University): “Characterisation of the host glycan specificity and recognition by Neisseria meningitadis type IV pili filament (T4P) as the first step in meningococcal infection”

11:05-11:30 Alison Parkin (University of York): “Harnessing glycofluoroforms for impedimetric biosensors”

4: Tuesday 9th 13.30-15.00am: Applied glycoscience for materials and sustainability

13:30-13:55 David Lim (Universität Bern): “Protecting-Group-Free Synthesis of Glycosides in Water”

13:55-14:20 Antoine Buchard (University of Bath): “The synthesis of monomers from renewable resources such as glycerol and sugars towards polymers non-petrochemicals sources”

14:20-14:35 Emanuella Fiandra (University of Durham): “Polyesters Based on Biosourced Diglyoxylic Acid Xylose as Soil-Release Polymers for Synthetic Fabric Surface Modification”

14:35-15:00 Stephen Dooley (Trinity College Dublin): “Carbohydrates, from Mechanism and Theory to Climate Sustainable Fuels”

We would like to thank Biosynth and Dextra (an ICE Pharma company) for sponsoring the event.

Establishment of the EuChemS Division of Glycoscience

In 2023, the European Glycoscience Community (EGC) led a petition to EuChemS to establish a Division of Glycoscience. The petition was signed by many leaders in the field and members of the EGC were invited to the EuChemS General Assembly in Cyprus to pitch the Division of Glycoscience to the EuChemS Council. The Division was approved with resounding support and officially launched in January 2024. This is an exciting opportunity for the Glycoscience field and will allow for coordination of activities and lobbying for Glycoscience at a European level. The EuChemS Division of Glycoscience has opened the application process to establish the committee in February. Committee delegate applications can be submitted through the EuChemS webpage The Division of Glycoscience would like to see applications from delegates who are involved in carbohydrate organisations at a national and European level and strongly encourage applications at all career stages. The Division will also be looking to secure long term sponsorship to support its activities, if your company is interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities please contact .