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

Important dates

  • Oct 1st 2018: Registration & abstract submission open
  • Feb 10th 2019: Abstract submission for oral presentations
  • March 22nd 2019: Early bird registration
  • May 12th 2019: Abstract submission for poster presentations
  • June 1st 2019: Registration close
  • June 30th-July 4th 2019: Conference


EUROCARB 2019 will take place in the Stadsgehoorzaal (City Theatre) in Leiden.

The Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden is an historical location in the city centre of Leiden. This unique building rests on the foundations of the Saint Catharina hospital, which dates back to 1276. The nearby Waalse Kerk is the original chapel of the hospital. The Stadsgehoorzaal was built in the 19th century as a concert hall in an impressive Neo-Renaissance style, rare in the Netherlands. The facade with arcaded patio gives the building its extraordinary allure. From the original interior, the wood panelling and balconies in the Grote Zaal and the entire interior of the Breezaal have been preserved.

Travel directions

The city of Leiden lies in the south west of the Netherlands and is located about 26 km south of Amsterdam.

Leiden is ideally located between the big cities of Amsterdam and The Hague and has its advantages of being within half an hour reach of their places of interest. The city can be reached easily from an international point of view, Schiphol Airport lies just 20 minutes away and Rotterdam Airport lies at 25 minutes distance.


The organizing committee requests that all participants arrange their own accommodation.

For this conference, a number of hotel rooms have been reserved at special conference rates. We have included an overview of the available hotels.

Click here to make a reservation.

City of Leiden

The international reputation of Leiden as a leading city of knowledge was established over centuries. As the City of Discoveries, Leiden has produced many Nobel Prize winners and to this day, new discoveries are being made within its borders: at Leiden University, at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and at the Bio Science Park. It has become Holland’s largest biomedical science cluster and one of the most prominent in the world. In addition to excellent knowledge, Leiden has much to offer as an attractive city as well: