Carbohydrate Group Spring Meeting

Mon Jan 23 18:07:13 EST 1995

The Royal Society of Chemistry

Spring Meeting of the Carbohydrate Group


University of Leeds

19-21 April 1995

First Circular



Haworth lecture
Professor B Fraser-Reid  Duke University:  
Reactions Discovered en route from Carbohydrates to Natural Products:  
Mechanistic and Synthetic Applications

Plenary Lectures
Professor T Ogawa  Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN):  
Strategies for Syntheses of Plant-Related Oligosaccharides 

Professor H van Halbeek  Complex Carbohydrate Center, University of Georgia:  
Structural Determination of  Plant-Derived Oligosaccharides by NMR Spectroscopy

Professor EDT Atkins  University of Bristol:  
Crystalline Models for Cellulose and Other Polysaccharides

Professor ER Morris  Cranfield Institute of Technology:  
Physical Properties of Plant Polysaccharide Gels and Solutions

Professor WJ Whelan  University of Miami:  
The Biogenesis of Storage Polysaccharides
Dr S Perez  INRA Nantes:  Molecular Modelling of Plant Polysaccharides

Invited Lectures
Dr W Klaffke  Unilever Research Laboratory, Vlaardingen:  
Chemical Synthesis of Pectin Fragments

Dr MJ Gidley  Unilever Research Laboratory, Colworth:  
NMR Studies of Cell Wall Networks

Dr R Wilson  Institute of Food Research, Norwich:  
FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy of Plant Polysaccharides

Professor JGS Reid  University of Stirling:  
Biosynthesis of Galactomannan

Dr A Voragen  Wageningen Agricultural University:  
Pectin Structure Deduced by Enzymic Degradation

Dr JP Knox  University of Leeds:  
Biological Perspectives for Plant Carbohydrate Chemistry


Date and Location
The 1995 Spring Meeting of the RSC Carbohydrate Group will be held at the 
University of Leeds from the evening of Wednesday 19 April until the afternoon
of Friday 21 April.

This meeting will have as its main theme, studies of carbohydrates of plant 
origin, and will include topics in synthesis, structure determination, 
analysis, physical properties and functionality (biological and industrial).  
The programme consists of plenary and invited lectures together with 
postgraduate student talks and a poster session, and also includes the Haworth
Memorial Lecture to be given by Professor B Fraser-Reid, Duke University, 
Durham, USA.

Student Papers
Traditionally this is an important part of the programme and supervisors are 
invited to encourage their students to participate in this session and to 
submit short abstracts with their registrations.

Student Travel
A limited number of student bursaries will be available.  Application forms 
will be sent on request.

Travel and Local Amenities
Leeds is easily reached by road (M1, M6, M62, A1), rail ( two+ hours from 
London) and air (local airport or direct rail link from Manchester airport).  
The University campus is centrally located about 20 mins walk (5 mins taxi) 
>From the railway station.  There are excellent indoor and outdoor sporting and
exercise facilities on campus.  Cultural and historical interests are available
in Leeds itself as well in nearby towns (York, Haworth etc.). Leeds is situated
on the edge of some of the finest rural landscapes in England and offers many 
opportunities for touring, walking etc.  The less energetic may prefer to visit
some of the many local hostelries.

Single study bedrooms with shared facilities will be available in Charles 
Morris Hall located about 5 minutes walk from the lecture theatre, poster and
coffee area.  A limited number of single and double rooms with en suite 
facilities are available in Fairburn House which is about 15 minutes walk from
the lecture venue.  There are also various hotels in downtown Leeds that can be
booked directly by registrants.

Registration forms and a second circular will be sent on request by either:

Dr W Mackie					Professor ICM Dea
Department of Biochemistry			Leatherhead Food RA
& Molecular Biology				Randalls Road
University of Leeds				Leatherhead
Leeds LS2 9JT					Surrey KT22 7RY
Tel:  0113 233 3039				Tel:  0372 376761
Fax:  0113 233 3167				Fax:  0372 386228

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