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We had to reflect the increased risks arising from the global coronavirus outbreak resulting in increased imposition of travel restrictions with serious impact on the attendance of speakers, sponsors and other participants from around the world. Since we would like to ensure high scientific quality of the meeting together with good atmosphere, we took a decision to cancel the 15BSS in the period 8-12 June, 2020 and to postpone it to later date (could be in 2021 or 2022, at best case this autumn). We have taken this decision after careful consideration of the situation and its foreseeable further development. We apologize for any inconvenience which might arise from this decision to you.

If you have already paid the registration fee, please send us ( an information about bank account to which we can send back the fee in full.

We hope that we will have a chance to welcome you in the 15th Bratislava Symposium on Saccharides in Smolenice Castle during new date, which will be announced soon after the situation regarding COVID-19 outbreak will be normalised.

Organisation Committe of the 15th BSS
Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Bratislava, Slovakia

We cordially invite you to participate in the 15th Bratislava Symposium on Saccharides (15BSS). The Symposia 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 will cover principal aspects of recent advances in the fields as Chemistry & Synthesis of Saccharides, Glycobiology & Glycomics, Glycans & Health, Glycoconjugates & Glycomaterials and Structure & 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.: +421-2-54772080

Jaroslav Katrlík

Marko Anderluh
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Alexei Demchenko
University of Missouri–St. Louis, USA

Maria Hrmova
University of Adelaide, Australia, and Huaiyin Normal University, China

Wei Huang
SIMM, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Anne Imberty
University of Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, France

Vladimír Mastihuba
Institute of Chemistry, SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia

Katarína Mikušová
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Gordon A. Morris
University of Huddersfield, UK

Veronika Ostatná
Institute of Biophysics, CAS, Brno, Czech Republic

Serge Perez
University of Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, France

Evangelos Topakas
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Igor Tvaroška
Institute of Chemistry, SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia

Dušan Uhrín
University of Edinburgh, UK

Paula Videira
University NOVA, Lisabon, Portugal