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August 31, 2022

Prof. Kajihara wins 2020 Whistler Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry

The pre-recorded 2020 Roy L. Whistler Award Lecture by Prof. Kajihara was viewed at the opening ceremony of the 30th International Carbohydrate Symposium – ICS 2022 Brazil, that was held online from 10 to 15 July 2022.

The award lecture was scheduled to take place in Shanghai in July 2020, but was postponed due to the spread of COVID-19 infection and was held in Lisbon, Portugal, prior to ICS 2022 Brazil.

Photo: Awards ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal (Prof. Kajihara on the right)


[The following was posted on 19 November 2019.]

The International Carbohydrate Organization announced that the Roy L. Whistler International Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry for 2020 has been awarded to Dr. Yasuhiro Kajihara, Professor of Organic Biochemistry at Osaka University, Japan.

Prof. Kajihara receives this Award for his pioneering work on the chemical synthesis of glycoproteins bearing either homogeneous biantennary complex-type or high mannose-type oligosaccharides and their application to elucidate the role of glycosylation in glycoprotein biochemical function. 

In 1984, the International Carbohydrate Organization established the Award in honour of Professor Roy L. Whistler, to recognize scientists ‘who have made contributions of excellence in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry and with promise of continuing significant contributions’. Professor Kajihara will be invited to present the opening lecture at the International Carbohydrate Symposium (ICS), which will be held in Shanghai, China, from July 12th to 17th, 2020.

International Carbohydrate Organization Website
Kajihara Lab Website