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Baltic Meeting on Microbial Carbohydrates

8th Baltic Meeting on Microbial Carbohydrates (BMMC)


Between 1988 and 2001, annual meetings dedicated to the chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydrates were held in the Research Centre Borstel and University of Rostock, respectively, Germany. These meetings created a platform for the presentation of the research performed by young researchers from the above institutions, as well as by colleagues from other institutions in Eastern Europe. It was decided in 2001 to merge both symposia to create The Carbohydrate Workshop, which alternated annually between Borstel and Gustrow. Meetings in Borstel focused on the investigation of natural products and medicinal chemistry of carbohydrates, while meetings in Gustrow were dedicated to synthetic carbohydrate chemistry. 

The German-Polish-Russian Meeting on Bacterial Carbohydrates was founded in Borstel in 2000, and created a second platform for the exchange of the latest knowledge in the field of carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry. In 2004, during a meeting in Poland, it was agreed to merge The Carbohydrate Workshop and the German-Polish-Russian Meeting on Bacterial Carbohydrates to form the biennial Baltic Meeting on Microbial Carbohydrates, which has been successfully realised since then.

 Past German-Polish-Russian and Baltic Meetings on Microbial Carbohydrates

Year          Location Chair
2000 Borstel, Germany Otto Holst
2002 Moscow, Russia Yuriy Knirel
2004 Wroclas, Poland Andrzej Gamian
2006 Rostock, Germany Christian Vogel
2008 Sigtuna, Sweden Elke Schweda, Stefan Oscarson
2010 Hyytiala, Finland Mikael Skurnik
2012 Suzdal, Russia Yuriy Knirel 
2014 Gdansk, Poland Zbigniew Kaczynski
2016 Rostock, Germany Christian Vogel

The 8th Baltic Meeting on Microbial Carbohydrates will take place in Dublin, Ireland on September 9-12, 2018. The meeting will be held in Malahide at (opens in a new window)the Grand Hotel, ideally located by the sea, while remaining convenient to the attractions of Dublin city centre. We hope to see you all there!

Contact 8th BMMC

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777 | E: bmmc@ucd.ie