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22nd European Carbohydrate Symposium

During the 19th European Carbohydrate Symposium (Eurocarb 19), held in July 2017 in Barcelona, members of the European Carbohydrate Organization decided that the 22nd European Carbohydrate Symposium (Eurocarb 22) in 2023 will be organised in Gdańsk.

Dr hab. Zbigniew Kaczyński, prof. UG, was elected head of the organisation committee, and the conference will be co-organised by the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Gdańsk.

The Eurocarb conference is held every two years and is the largest such conference in Europe and one of the three largest in the world.  It was initially devoted mainly to carbohydrate chemistry but at present provides a forum for researchers into glycans and glycoconjugates in their broadest sense, so-called glycoscience.

This year’s Barcelona symposium drew in over 700 delegates who held sessions in the following thematic panels:

  • Synthesis of glycans and glycoconjugates and derived biomaterials
  • Glycan structure, analytical tools, glycotechnology 
  • Glycobiology and glycobiochemistry
  • Application of glycosciene in medicine, nutrition and biotechnology. 
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