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November 19, 2019

Prof. Kajihara wins 2020 Whistler Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry

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