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Early-bird registration & abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2024

We cordially invite you to participate in the 16th Bratislava Symposium on Saccharides (16BSS). Symposia have been held regularly since 1978 under the auspices of the Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Science (IC SAS). The 16th BSS is organised in collaboration with SLOVCARB association. The scientific program of the conference will cover major aspects of recent progress in areas such as carbohydrate chemistry and synthesis, glycobiology and glycomics, glycans and health, glycoconjugates and glycomaterials, and structure and analyses.
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The Symposium is traditionally held at the Congress Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Smolenice Castle (50 km northeast from Bratislava) at the foot of Little Carpathian Mountains, the prominent wine region of Slovakia. The accommodation is possible at the conference venue. Attractive interiors of the Castle and beautiful natural surroundings provide a special atmosphere for scientific discussions, relaxation and meeting friends.

The Bratislava Symposia on Saccharides became popular among scientists for their high scientific standard as well as for friendly informal atmosphere throughout whole symposium. The meetings also provide a unique opportunity for young scientists to present their research and themself, and to establish the first international contacts. Social program will include Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner, and sightseeing tour with Social Dinner (optional).

The official language of the Symposium is English.


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INQUIRIES please address to:
Tel.: +421-2-59410201

Jaroslav Katrlík

Christophe Len
PSL University, CNRS, Paris, France

Lara Mahal
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Bernd Nidetzky
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Celso Reis
University of Porto, Portugal

Carme Rovira
University of Barcelona, Spain


Christina Airoldi
University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy

Daniel Bojar
University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Anikó Borbás
University of Debrecen, Hungary

Vered Padler-Karavani
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Zuzana Pakanová
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

Rita Ventura
NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal

Iain Wilson
BOKU University, Vienna, Austria


Marko Anderluh
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Alexei Demchenko
Saint Louis University, USA

Robert J. Woods
University of Georgia, USA