Feedback on grants for PhD students and young researchers

on the January 21, 2019

Glyco@Club offered 10 grants for PhD students and young researchers who attended a scientific event to present their work in 2018.

15th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp

EWLP 2018 (Portugal, June 26-29) gathered about 200 participants from academic and industrial sectors. Jahan Golestani (LGP2) presented a poster about “Characterization of hemicelluloses extracted from softwood and hardwood bleached kraft pulps by enzymatic treatments”. Lucas Dollié (LGP2) set out his work during 15 minutes and discussed about technical issues and perspectives. This was the opportunity to get constructive critics and new ideas about his project. This presentation will be submitted as an article to Holzforschung.


29th International Carbohydrate Symposium 2018

ICS 2018 (Portugal, May 14-19) aimed at stimulating new emerging areas in glycosciences, with contributions in topics covering recent advances in carbohydrate chemistry, biology and biotechnology. Anais Vieira Da Cruz (DCM) presented a poster about the synthesis of novel quinolizidine and conidine iminosugars as GH31 ?-glucosidase inhibitors. She was honored to receive the Poster Prize Award for Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (Organic Synthesis). Laura Gauthier (CEA) met Prof. em. Dr. Beat Ernst whose research inspired a part of her thesis about the lectin recognition. The multiple interactions and the excellent conferences helped François Portier (Cermav) to complete an article accepted by Bioconjugate Chemistry four months later. For Aurore Cabannettes, “this symposium was a great opportunity for me to participate for the first time in a major international conference, offering me the opportunity to discover the wealth of current work in the field of carbohydrates”.

Proteoglycans in Homeostasis and Disease: Cracking the PG Code

This Gordon Research Conferences (USA, July 8-13) gathered a multidisciplinary worldwide scientists interested in proteoglycans (PGs) with the aim of highlighting the last research on PGs structure, role in physiological and pathological condition. Lynda Djerbal (IBS) exhibited a poster about his PhD work, entitled “Semaphorin 3A binds to GAGs through its C-terminal domain and appears to crosslink of type E chondroitin sulfate chains”. The session reserved to proteoglycan in cancer and neural biology enabled her to know more about PG beyond the borders of CNS tissue in addition of expanding her network in scientific community.

American Chemical Society meeting 2018

Hippolyte Durand (LGP2) presented his work in the 255th ACS meeting in New Orleans (U.S.A). The world of Cellulose academic research was gathered to discuss latest discoveries about cellulose derivatives on the fundamental level as well as on the application-oriented level in the fiels of energy, water treatment, electronics, smart packaging and also biomedical. Entitled Cellulose nanofibrils from wood as a new substrate for covalent immobilization of pro-drug molecule by click chemistry, Hippolyte Durand’s talk was about his PhD work which aims at developing new medical devices based on cellulose nanofibrils. Thanks to the meeting, he were able to start collaboration with Helsinki University about a potential further characterization of my samples using Ionic Liquids NMR.

Glycobiotechnology 2018

Glycobiotechnology 2018 (Manchester, September 3-4) brought together professionals, academics and students working in the area of glycobiotechnolgy to showcased the latest developments and discussed future opportunities in glycoscience and industrial biotechnology. This event allowed Oriane Machon (Cermav) to discuss with people worked in glycobiotechnology, to discover the extent of glycobiotechnology and to learn new tools of study in this field.

Microbial Glycobiology

“ I went to the conference “Microbial glycobiology” in Phoenix, AZ, organized by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. It is an international conference dealing with all what is related with sugar in bacteria. Attending to a conference is always a good way to discover new techniques and see the very last advances in the field. I presented a poster and I had the opportunity to talk with the experts in the field I am working on. All the interesting discussions gave me new ideas for future experiments.  The external point of view we have on our work in conference is always interesting and it is a good occasion to take a step back on our work. As I am starting my last year of PhD, it was also the occasion to look for a laboratory for a post-doc position. It was a very rewarding experience. “

Mélanie Leroux



Published on January 31, 2019