Thanks everyone for a fantastic conference!

EUROCARB 2019 has come to an end and looking back we can say that it has been a fantastic week of amazing carbohydrate chemistry, showing how vibrant and diverse the field is. We have seen so many happy faces and wish to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the meeting: all our sponsors for generous support; all participants, for actively participating also during the early and late hours of the symposium; all presenters (posters, flash, oral, keynotes and plenaries: truly diverse and high level work); all volunteers, for helping out with whatnot; Michel Olsthoorn for all the website and design work; Scheltema for the super relaxed symposium dinner and excellent dance party; the symposium venue, for running such a smooth operation and excellent catering, and our conference secretariat, Congress by Design, for help in organizing this excellent meeting.

We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting you all here in Leiden and hope to see many of you in Paris at EuroCarb 2021!

Hermen and Jeroen



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!