Monthly Archives: December 2011

Synthetic Tools

Using Synthetic Tools Prepared by Automated Oligosaccharide Chemistry to Interrogate Complex Biological Systems – Tuesday 2011-12-13

Live at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ebling Symposium Center, Room 1220: Who should attend?  Carbohydrate Chemists, Synthetic Chemists, Glycobiologists, Pharmaceutical Scientists, and those interested in automated synthesis or carbohydrate-based vaccines

Speaker, Prof. Peter H. Seeberger, Director and Professor, Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Surfaces – Moderator, Mitch Jacoby, Ph.D., Senior Editor, C&EN

Carbohydrates on the surface of cells are involved in a host of fundamental biological processes. While peptides and oligonucleotides are now readily accessible using automated solid phase synthesis, access to complex carbohydrates has been very difficult and time consuming. Professor Seeberger is a pioneer and leading authority in automated oligosaccharide synthesis. In this presentation, he will describe the development of a fully integrated platform based on automated oligosaccharide synthesis and carbohydrate arrays to address biological problems. Particular emphasis will be placed on the latest version of the automated synthesis platform that is currently being made available to laboratories around the world.   Rest