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Carbohydrate Research Award

Professor Jeroen Codee wins the Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Chemistry 2017
 
fischerAwardThe Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Chemistry  will be presented to Prof. Jeroen Codee  of the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, in recognition of his accomplishments in the development of synthetic methodology for stereoselective glycosylation reactions, effective protecting and functional group chemistries, and automated solid phase synthesis procedures. 
 
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 Professor Jeroen Codee at the 19th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Barcelona, Spain (2-6 July 2017) and he will present a plenary lecture.
 
AWARD press release by CARBOHYDRATE RESEARCH (ELSEVIER):
https://www.elsevier.com/awards/global/carbohydrate-research-award-for-creativity-in-carbohydrate-chemistry
 
Prof. Jeroe Codee webpage:
https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/jeroen-codee#tab-1
 
More about Prof. Jeroen Codee:
 
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.