LED3 Chemical Biology Talk Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi

September 28, 2022 from 15:45 to 17:30
Einsteinweg 57 2333 CC Leiden (Gorlaeus building Leiden University); Lecture hall C2

On the 28th of September of this year, Professor Carolyn Bertozzi (Stanford University, USA) will give a talk at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry.

She was awarded this year’s H.P. Heineken Award for Biochemical and Biophysical Science for her groundbreaking research into cell-cell communication and the development of new methods to influence and study this. To most she is best known as the first person to develop chemical reactions that can be done in living cells (colloquially known as click reactions).

Since these groundbreaking achievements of combining organic synthesis and biology, she has definitely not rested on her laurels. Her recent research spans many exciting areas of Chemical Biology centered in the field of Glycobiology. It includes the development of new point-of-care probes for tuberculosis, the inception of a new way of degrading surface proteins and the identification of a carbohydrate-based immune checkpoint that can be targeted for cancer therapy.

Her continuing push for innovative developments, which is hallmarked by combining elegant organic chemistry and molecular design with the study of – increasingly complex – biological problems, has led to her receiving numerous awards, including most recently, the Heineken Award. This award celebrates true pioneers in their field. We, therefore, are very much looking forward to having her give a lecture in the LED3 Chemical Biology Talk series.

The talk will be held in the C2 lecture theatre in the lecture building of the Gorlaeus (the ‘flying saucer building’, einsteinweg 57, Leiden). The talk will start at 16:15. Coffee will be served prior to the talk from 15:45 and drinks will be served after. Registration for the talk is not necessary. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Sander I. van Kasteren (s.i.van.kasteren@chem.leidenuniv.nl)

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