Welcome to EUROCARB 2019!

This beautiful event, the largest biennial meeting for scientist working in the glycosciences, will be held from June 30th to July 4th, 2019 in Leiden, The Netherlands. 

On behalf of the whole organising committee, we offer you a warm welcome in our hospitable city. We are working hard to provide you a high-level scientific program with speakers from all over the world from academia and industry with lots of opportunity to meet and mingle in various places within the symposium premises -the beautiful and historic city theatre- as well as in the many informal places, Leiden offers: the many coffee-bars, cafés and restaurants.  

The symposium aims to bring together all those working in the glycosciences, bridging chemistry and biology and reaching out to biotechnology and the material sciences. The symposium will cover the latest developments in all important areas of glycoscience the program will be centered around the following global themes:

  1. Chemical Glycobiology
  2. Carbohydrates in biotechnology and medicine
  3. Glycan synthesis
  4. Glycomics

The program will feature award, plenary and invited lectures, as well as oral communications and poster and flash presentations.
We hope to see you all in Leiden in 2019!

On behalf of the organisers,
Hermen Overkleeft and Jeroen Codée


Professor Carme Rovira wins the Emil Fischer Carbohydrate Award 2019

The Emil Fischer Carbohydrate Award 2019 will be presented to Prof. Carme Rovira of the University of Barcelona, Spain, in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments to unravel the mode of action of carbohydrate processing enzymes in atomic detail using ground breaking computational techniques. The Emil Fischer Carbohydrate Award was established in 2008 by the European Carbohydrate Organization (ECO) in order to honor active scientists distinguished with contributions of excellence to glycoscience. 

Professor Carme Rovira will present a plenary lecture on her research at the XXth European Carbohydrate Symposium (EUROCARB2019) in Leiden.

The European Carbohydrate Organization and the Organizers of EUROCARB2019 congratulate Prof. Carme Rovira.

Professor Alba Silipo wins the Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Chemistry 2019

The Editorial Board and Publisher of the journal Carbohydrate Researchare delighted to present Professor Alba Silipo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) as the 2019 winner of the “Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Chemistry”. Given every two years, the Award was established in 2001 by the Editors and Publisher of Carbohydrate Researchand now consists of a cheque and a certificate. The Award is presented to a carbohydrate scientist, no older than 15 years past the PhD, who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense.

Professor Alba Silipo is an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. She obtained her PhD at the same university in 2004. She receives this award in recognition of her work on the structural elucidation of bacterial polysaccharides and glycoconjugates. In particular, Alba Silipo has contributed tremendously to enhance the understanding of the function of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS), the main component of the external layer of the membrane of many gram-negative bacteria, by determining its structure and relating this information to the biology of the organism.

Congratulations to Alba Silipo!