Synthetic Glycotools
glycan mass spectrometry
Glycan Mass Spectrometry
Metabolic Profiling
cell biology
Cell Biology

Research Highlights


Alex Garanto, Melissa BärenfängerMirian Janssen, and Dirk Lefeber (Theme Metabolic Disorders & Theme Disorders of Movement) together with international colleagues have recently published a new study in the American Journal of Human Genetics identifying a surprisingly dominant genetic cause underlying type I congenital defect of glycosylation with neuromusculoskeletal phenotypes.


Peter Linders, theme Cancer development and immune defense, Geert van den Bogaart, theme Nanomedicine, Dirk Lefeber, themes Metabolic disorders/Disorders of movement) together with international colleagues have recently reported on novel cell biological insights in Nature Communications, by identifying a genetic disorder in syntaxin-5 which allowed to unravel a new mechanism regulating intracellular transportation.



GlycoScience NL symposium


On June 2 the first annual GlycoScience NL symposium will take place in Utrecht @ the BoothChurch (https://dezalenvanzeven.nl/route-boothstraat/)

Glycoscience covers a broad range of scientific disciplines. Glycobiologists are currently gathered under the NVBMB (Netherlands society for biochemistry and molecular biology) and Glycochemists under the KNCV (Netherlands chemical society). Since interaction of experts from both fields is instrumental for future discoveries, we propose an annual meeting series to stimulate such interactions in the Glycoscience domain.

The program is composed of Dutch glycoscientists (https://nvbmb.kncv.nl/glycoscience) and roughly last from 9:00 – 16:30, including lunch and ending with drinks and snacks. Please register @ https://nvbmb.kncv.nl/glycoscience, before May 19th. As a KNCV member within the section of Organic Chemistry, the registration will be free.

Date: 2 June 2023

Time: 9:00 - 16:30 h

Location: BoothChurch, Utrecht