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RSC Carbohydrate Group Winter Meeting

1 November 2023 12:00 - 2 November 2023 18:00, Manchester, United Kingdom

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The meeting will feature an excellent line up of Early Career speakers from the UK, Ireland and beyond, including a Plenary from the winner of the Dextra Award '23 - Dr Benjamin Schumann. The conference will also feature a dedicated ECR oral presentation session with our first Biosynth Award for the best ECR oral presentation. A Thesis in Three minutes competition will also be held with a £200 prize from the RSC Carbohydrate Committee and a dedicated poster session with prizes from Biosynth. 

The RSC Carbohydrate Committee would like to thank Dextra, Radley and Biosynth for their support and contributions towards the event. 

Confirmed Speakers
Rebecca Miller – University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
Research area: Applying genetic engineering of biosynthetic pathway, mass spec, glycomics on GAGs
Ana Arda Freire – Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain 
Research area: NMR, protein-glycorecognition
Lianne Willems – University of York, UK
Research area: Development of chemical tools to study fundamental processes in glycobiology
David Falck – University of Leiden, Netherlands
Research area: Antibody glycosylation in autoimmunity, Glycoform-resolved pharmacokinetics studies of therapeutic proteins
Timm Fiebigg – Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Research area: understanding the enzymes involved in bacterial capsule biosynthesis and developing synthesis tools for glycoconjugate vaccines
Prof Gurdyal Besra – University of Birmingham, UK
Research area: The cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Prof Nic Harmer – University of Exeter, UK 
Research area: Enzyme cascades and their applications
Plenary speaker for Dextra Award: Ben Schumann- Francis Cricks Institute UK 
Research area: synthetic ‘precision tools’ to understand how particular carbohydrate molecules control processes in and on the living cell.
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
The carbohydrate committee would like to kindly thank their event sponsors: 
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, 131 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 7DN, United Kingdom

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