Global Award

Introducing the Award

Given every two years, the Award was established in 2001 by the Editors and Publisher of Carbohydrate Research and consists of a cheque for $1000, a certificate and a complimentary subscription to the journal for two years. 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.

The award will be presented to the winner at the 18th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Moscow, Russian (2-6 August 2015) and the winner will present a plenary lecture.


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David Vocadlo

Professor David Vocadlo
Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby, Canada

Prof. David Vocadlo’s research team has as its overarching aim to develop and validate chemical and biochemical research tools that can be used in cells and organismal models to address questions in the glycosciences. To accomplish this aim the laboratory creatively integrates methods drawn from carbohydrate chemistry, molecular biology, enzymology, and cell biology. They have, for example, gained improved understanding of the mechanism of action of carbohydrate processing enzymes and developed inhibitors of both glycosidases and glycosyltransferases that are active in cells and in vivo. A particular focus has been on creating new chemical tools to both monitor and manipulate the levels of intracellular protein glycosylation with O-GlcNAc, which has emerged as an important regulatory modification in mammals. Using these tools his team has, for example, uncovered roles for O-GlcNAc in regulating protein function, proposed O-GlcNAc inhibitors as a therapeutic strategy for altering the progression neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, and validated this approach using preclinical models.

Previous winners of the Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Chemistry:

2013 Professor Xi Chen
Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis.

2011 Matthieu Sollogoub
Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, Paris, France

2009 Benjamin G. Davis
Oxford University, United Kingdom

2007 Todd L. Lowary
University of Alberta, Canada

2005 Peter H. Seeberger
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland

2003 Geert-Jan Boon
University of Georgia, USA

2001 Laura L. Kiessling
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Established in 2001 by the Editors and Publisher of Carbohydrate Research the biennial Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Chemistry consists of a cheque for $1000, a certificate and a complimentary subscription to the journal for two years.

Application Process

The Carbohydrate Research editorial board members are invited to nominate appropriate candidates for the Award. The nominations will be evaluated and the board will select a winner.

Award and Ceremony

The award consists of a cheque for $1000, a certificate and a complimentary subscription to the journal for two years. It will be presented at the European Carbohydrate Symposium.

The Carbohydrate Research editorial board members are invited to nominate appropriate candidates for the Award. The nominations will be evaluated and the board will select a winner.

The award consists of a cheque for $1000, a certificate and a complimentary subscription to the journal for two years. It will be presented at the European Carbohydrate Symposium.