Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry

ACS CARB

2017 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

Congratulations Laura!   Well deserved award for all of your significant scientific insights and seminal contributions.

Laura Kiessling is the first woman to win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry, awarded annually for creativity in organic chemistry or bioorganic and medicinal chemistry.

Congratulations to 2017 ACS Carbohydrate Division Award Winners!

The CARB Division wants to congratulate winners of the following 2018 CARB Division Awards:

Melville L. Wolfrom Award

Professor Nicola Pohl (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN)

Horace S. Isbell Award

Professor Hien M. Nguyen (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA)

David Y. Gin Young Investigator Award

Professor Ratmir Derda (University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada)

Derek Horton Award

Dr. Lajos Szente (The CycloLab Ltd., Budapest, Hungary)

2017 ACS Arthur C. Cope Award

The 2017 winner of the Arthur C. Cope Award is Carolyn Bertozzi, Ann T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology and Radiology at Stanford University, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

For more information click here!

Carolyn's Group Website 

2017 Hudson Award

The 2017 winner of the Hudson Award is David Crich, Schaap Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

For more information click here!

Congratulations to 2016 ACS Carbohydrate Division Award Winners!

Melville L. Wolfrom Award
Professor Xuefei Huang (Michigan State University, Lansing, MI)

https://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/huang/drhuang.htm

Horace S. Isbell Award
Professor Laura K. Mahal (New York University, NYC, NY)

http://chemistry.as.nyu.edu/object/laramahal.html

David Y. Gin Young Investigator Award
Professor Zhongping Tan (Universityh of Colorado, Boulder, CO) 

http://www.colorado.edu/lab/tangroup/

The award symposium was held at the Spring 2017 ACS meeting in San Francisco, CA (April 2nd - 6th, 2017).

Inaugural Derek Horton Award in Industrial Carbohydrate Chemistry - 2017

The 2017 inaugural Derek Horton Award in Industrial Carbohydrate Chemistry has been won by Dr. Francesco Berti representing Novartis-GSK Glycoconjugate Vaccine Group in Siena, Italy.

ICS 2016 and Awardees

Congratulations are in order for:

1) Professor Benjamin G. Davis, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK  -  The Roy L. Whistler International Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry for 2016.

2)  Professor Benjamin Swarts, Central Michigan University, USA  -  The International Carbohydrate Organization's Young Researcher Award for 2016.

3)  Professor Geert-Jan Boons, Professor in Biochemical Sciences at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) of the University of Georgia  -  The 2015 Hudson Award

For more information about the 2016 ICS in New Orleans click here! 

Congratulations to Geert-Jan Boons for Receiving the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award!

Dr. Boons received an M.Sc. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry from the State University of Leiden in The Netherlands under the direction of Dr. Jacques van Boom. Dr. Boons completed a postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College, London, and the University of Cambridge in the research group of Dr. Steven Ley before joining the CCRC. Research in the Boons group currently focuses on the synthesis and biological functions of complex carbohydrates and glycoconjugates including the recent design, synthesis, and immunological evaluation of three-component vaccine candidate with the potential to serve as a vaccine for many types of epithelial cancer. Dr. Boons is also the recipient of the Claude S. Hudson Award (2015), ICS Roy Whistler Award (2014), the Carbohydrate Research Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Science by the European Carbohydrate Association (2003) as well as the H.S. Isbell award (2004) from the CARB Division.

For further information see the 2016 CARB Division Newletter and the A.C. Cope Award Announcement website! 

Congratulations to 2015 ACS Carbohydrate Division Award Winners!

Melville L. Wolfrom Award
Professor James C. Paulson (The Scripps Research Institute - TSRI, La Jolla, CA)
http://www.scripps.edu/paulson/

Horace S. Isbell Award
Professor Mark Nitz (University of Toronto, Canada)
http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/staff/mnitz/homepage.html

David Y. Gin Young Investigator Award
Professor Xing Chen (Peking University) 
http://www.chem.pku.edu.cn/xchengrp/xchen.html

The award symposium was held at the Spring 2016 ACS meeting in San Diego, CA (March 13th – 17th 2016).

Congratulations to Christine Chow for the 2015 ACS Fellow Award

Dr. Christine Chow, a member of the CARB Division, was recently named ACS Fellows by the American Chemical Society. The ACS Fellows program was created in 2008 by the ACS Board of Directors “to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society”. 

Dr. Chow is currently a Professor and Associate Dean at Wayne State University. She received her A.B. from Bowdoin College, an M.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech, and she completed an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on understanding structural and functional roles of modified nucleosides in RNA.

2015 Our Own Distinguished Carbohydrate Chemist - Derek Horton

It was Todd Lowary who took charge of organizing a symposium in honor of Derek Horton for all of his contributions towards "Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry" at the ACS Meeting in New Orleans, 2013.  Todd's introductory remarks. 

The symposium was organized to commemorate the years that Derek had been associated with Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry, a book series founded in 1944 by Melville L. Wolfrom (Derek's postdoctoral mentor) in conjunction with Claude S. Hudson and Sir Norman Haworth.  It was published by Academic Press, under the initial title of Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry (the word Biochemistry was added in 1969, and in 2001 Academic Press became an Elsevier subsidiary).   It was timed to come after Derek's 80th birthday and in a city 
(New Orleans) much loved by him and his wife June.

Derek met Wolfrom in 1955 when Wolfrom visited Birmingham University in the UK, where Derek was a graduate student working on amino sugars.  He invited Derek to join him at Ohio State as a postdoc after his PhD, and to write an article on amino sugars for Advances, which eventually was published as two articles in Volumes 14 and 15 of the series. 

After his arrival in Columbus Derek took on junior editorial duties with Wolfrom and his colleague Bob Tipson, who worked at the National Bureau of Standards.  Following Wolfrom's death in 1969, Tipson and Derek coedited the series, and after Tipson retired in 1991 Derek has continued as the sole editor.

Among the the ten speakers at the symposium, eight of them have been authors of recent articles in the series, and two will be contributors to upcoming volumes.  Each is a leader in his or her field, and Derek was particularly flattered by the way several of the speakers linked their current presentations to Horton's earlier research work, and to articles in Advances that helped to inspire their own research programs.

Volume 70
of the series appeared late 2013, seventy years after Volume 1,  as noted in the flyer.  Derek made this volume a retrospective of all articles published in the series, by way of a chronology of the titles and authors.  For the benefit of present and future generations of carbohydrate scientists, he  included a large number of portraits of the carbohydrate pioneers who have since departed the scene, and whose lives and careers have been documented in the volumes.  The 70th volume is accessible on line, along with all earlier ones, however, see here for the pdf of it.

The ACS Carbohydrate Division has been Derek's scientific home ever since he presented in 1961 the first of many hundreds of papers in the Divisional programs, and he regards the Division's membership as his scientific family.  Derek hopes that some of these reflections can find a place in the archives of the Division, and sustain some of the camaraderie and common interests between the Division's members.

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Public Notice - 2017

The annual Tax Return and books of the U.S. Advisory Commmittee for the International Carbohydrate Symposia Inc., for 2016 are available for public inspection.  Contact Peter Andreana.  (USPS - 04/08/2017 - 0001191488).

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Laura Kiessling is the first woman to win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry, awarded annually for creativity in organic chemistry or bioorganic and medicinal chemistry.  CONGRATULATIONS LAURA!

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The CARB Division wants to congratulate winners of the following 2017 CARB Division Awards:

Melville L. Wolfrom Award - Nicola Pohl, Indiana University, USA

Horace S. Isbell Award - Hien M. Nguyen, University of Iowa, USA

David Y. Gin Young Investigator Award - Ratmir Derda, University of Alberta, Canada

Derek Horton Award - Lajos Szente, The CycloLab Ltd., Hungary

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Congratulations to Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi on recieving the 2017 ACS Arthur C. Cope Award.  For more information please see this link!

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The 2017 winner of the Hudson Award is David Crich, Schaap Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

For more information click here!

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Election Results 2017

Congratulations are in order for:

Peter Andreana has won Chair-Elect

David Crich and George O'Doherty have won Member-At-Large

David Crich has won Awards Committee

More Latest News

Check out the Division's Fall 2017 Newsletter!

Ideas for Future Carbohydrate Division Symposia

If you have ideas for future Carbohydrate Division symposia, these can be directed to Steven J. Sucheck, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Toledo, OH 43606 USA. Phone: 1-419-530-1930  Email: steve.sucheck@utoledo.edu

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