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[Online] Therapeutic Opportunities in Glycoscience

ÖAW-IST Austria Lecture

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 17:00 - 18:15
Speaker: Carolyn Bertozzi (Stanford University)
Location: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/veranstaltungen/live
Series: IST Lecture
Host: Anton Zeilinger, Thomas Henzinger
Contact: Magdalena Steinrück (tel. 02243/9000-1216)

We kindly invite you to the sixth edition of the ÖAW-IST Austria Lectures. The series is continued by an online talk of Carolyn Bertozzi, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Radiology at Stanford University.


Cell surface glycans constitute a rich biomolecular dataset that drives both normal and pathological processes. Their “readers” are glycan-binding receptors that can engage in cell-cell interactions and cell signaling. Our research focuses on mechanistic studies of glycan/receptor biology and applications of this knowledge to new therapeutic strategies. Our recent efforts center on pathogenic glycans in the tumor microenvironment and new therapeutic modalities based on the concept of targeted degradation.

About the Speaker:

Professor Carolyn Bertozzi‘s research interests span the disciplines of chemistry and biology with an emphasis on studies of cell surface sugars important to human health and disease. Her research group profiles changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection, and uses this information to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, most recently in the area of immuno-oncology. Named a MacArthur Fellow in 1999, Dr. Bertozzi has received many awards for her dedication to chemistry, and to training a new generation of scientists fluent in both chemistry and biology. She has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and received the Lemelson-MIT Prize, the Heinrich Wieland Prize, the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, and the Chemistry of the Future Solvay Prize, among others.

How to participate:

Please click the link to join the live Lecture on November 23, 5 pm CET:


About the ÖAW-IST Austria Lectures:

IST Austria and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have initiated a joint lecture series in 2016 aiming to bring to Austria speakers of the highest international standing active in fields that are of mutual interest to both institutions and to a wider public.

See also: ÖAW Event page

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