For the 26th time, the Austrian Carbohydrate Work Shop (ACWS), the annual meeting of the Austrian carbohydrate and glycoconjugate community (www.austrocarbnet.com), took place. The meeting which is held annually alternating between Vienna and Graz, traditionally comes without participation fees and focuses mainly on young scientists. For the second time after 2020, the event was jointly organized by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) and TU Wien at TUtheSky, the prestigious lecture hall on the 11th floor of TU Wien’s tower.
Recently, the new Working Group for Carbohydrate Chemistry working group (Head: Dr. Christian Stanetty, TU Wien), was established within GÖCH, operating in in close partnership with the broader orientated Austrian Carbohydrate Network, as was announced by the current president of GÖCH, Prof. Peter Gärtner, in his welcome address.
Due to the support of numerous sponsors (TU WIEN, BOKU, GÖCH, Arkeon, Büchi, Thermo Fisher, Bartelt, Magritek, Agrana, Waters, and Jungbunzlauer), it was again possible to use the exclusive TUtheSky location, invite internationally renowned speakers, and enjoy snacks and drinks in between the exciting scientific program.
Highlights of an event of generally excellent scientific quality were if course the two guest speakers Martina DelBianco (MPIGK Potsdam) and Tom Wennekes (Utrecht University), who offered an inspiring insight into their broad fields of research.
Fortunately, at the end of the event, the successful application to hold the European Carbohydrate Symposium 2032 in Austria was announced by Prof. Tanja Wroddnigg, the Austrian representative in the international carbohydrate communities (ECO, ICO).
The community is looking forward to seeing you again in Graz in February 2024.