Chemistry International
Vol. 22, No.3, May 2000

2000, Vol. 22
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Conference Announcements


6th European Training Course on Carbohydrates

8—14 July 2000
Debrecen, Hungary

This course provides an introduction to modern principles, tools, and trends of carbohydrate chemistry and technology. Participants need a higher education in chemistry or a related discipline, e.g., biochemistry, chemical technology, or food science. The program will include sessions on analysis ("Methods in structural analysis of carbohydrates I and II"); synthesis ("Glycosylation reactions: principles and illustrations", "Synthesis of bioactive oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates", "Combinatorial chemistry of carbohydrates", and "Saccharide engineering: in vivo and in vitro use of enzymes"); structure–function ("Structure and function of glycoconjugates", "Physi-cochemical properties of polymers", "Molecular organization in polysaccharide assemblies", and "Molecular modeling of oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, and protein—carbohydrate interactions"); and industrial applications ("Cyclodextrins: From scientific curiosity to thousand-ton scale production"; "Cellulose and cellu-lose derivatives–molecular and supramolecular structure design"; "Starch and modified starches: Production, structure, properties, and application"; and "Bacterial polysaccharides"). There will also be workshops on renewable raw materials and on nomenclature of carbohydrates. Special topics seminars will include "Wonders in wine: chemistry and art", "Carbohydrates in cyber space", "Physiological effects of structurally different oligosaccharides", "Sugar-derived building blocks for the synthesis of noncarbohydrate natural products", "Medical application of antibiotics containing carbohydrates", and "Cell wall polysaccharides: Key components in food processing". The social program will include a working excursion to the Rakoczi vineyard in Tokaj in the northeastern corner of Hungary, an organ concert in the Church of Debrecen, and a restaurant dinner. A limited number of grants for free participation will be made available to selected candidates.

For more information, contact Carbohydrate Research Foundation, c/o Ms. Ellen Jansen (Zestec), P.O. Box 96882, 2509 JG, the Hague, Netherlands; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +31 70 3544 09 82; Fax: +31 70 351 53 18; Web site: crf/tc/6/.



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