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 19th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Barcelona, Spain (2-6 July 2017) and the winner will present a plenary lecture.
Prof. Jeroen Codée
Leiden Institute of Chemistry
The diversity in oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates is enormous and small changes in the structure of (conjugated) carbohydrates can have a major impact on their biology and chemistry. Prof. Jeroen Codée and his research team focus their efforts on the effective assembly of biologically relevant oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates. To accomplish this aim the laboratory develops synthetic methodology for stereoselective glycosylation reactions, effective protecting and functional group chemistries and automated solid phase synthesis procedures. The laboratory aims to gain deeper insight into the how structural differences affect their reactivity and mode of action at the molecular level. A prominent example of the importance of carbohydrates is found in the immune system and Prof. Codee and his team are building synthetic molecules to modulate it. Similarly, they use synthesis complex probes to manipulate enzymes involved in the carbohydrate metabolism and catabolism.
Previous winners of the Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Chemistry:
2015 Professor David Vocadlo
Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
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.
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.