15th Bratislava Symposium on Saccharides

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Dear Colleague,

we would like to cordially invite you to participate in the 15th Bratislava Symposium on Saccharides (15th BSS) which will be held from June 20 to June 24, 2022, in Smolenice Castle, Slovakia. BSS have been regularly organized since 1978 by the Institute of Chemistry, Center for Glycomics, Slovak Academy of Sciences.


The scientific program of the 15th BSS covers principal aspects of recent advances in the areas as Chemistry & Synthesis of Saccharides, Glycobiology & Glycomics, Glycans & Health, Glycoconjugates & Glycomaterials and Structure & Analyses. Keynote speakers confirmed up to date are Marko Anderluh (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Alexei Demchenko (University of Missouri–St. Louis, USA), Anna Imberty (University of Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, France), Vladimír Mastihuba (Institute of Chemistry, SAS, Slovakia), Katarína Mikušová (Comenius University, Slovakia), Gordon A. Morris (University of Huddersfield, UK), Veronika Ostatná (Institute of Biophysics, CAS, Czechia), Serge Perez (University of Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, France), Evangelos Topakas (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Igor Tvaroška (Institute of Chemistry, SAS, Slovakia), Paula Videira (University NOVA, Portugal) and others. The scientific program will include oral presentations, flash communications and posters. Posters can be introduced also during short one minute lightning talks session and best posters will get award.

The Symposium will be traditionally held at the Congress Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in the Smolenice Castle (situated 50 km north-east of Bratislava) at the foot of Small Carpathian Mountains, the prominent wine region of Slovakia. The participants can be accommodated at the conference venue. The social events will include also welcome dinner on Monday evening, sightseeing tour and Symposium Dinner on Wednesday afternoon and farewell party on Thursday evening. Attractive interiors of the Castle and beautiful natural surroundings provide a special atmosphere for scientific discussions, relaxation and meeting friends. The friendly informal atmosphere together with high scientific standard of the Symposium make BSS popular among scientists from various fields interested in glycosciences. The meetings also provide an unique opportunity for young researchers to make their presentations and to establish the first international contacts.

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We are looking forward to welcoming you in Smolenice Castle!

Jaroslav Katrlik, Chairman, on behalf of the Organisation Committee of the 15th BSS

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