Welcome to Austrian Carbohydrate Network

The Austrian Carbohydrate community consists of scientists from all areas of the glycosciences ranging from synthetic glycochemistry, glycoconjugates, glycobiology, glycan analysis, carbohydrate-based materials, and the technology of carbohydrate-based systems.

Our member labs are affiliated with almost all Austrian universities and together with our collaborative network, we are aiming to further push the boundaries in this challenging but important and ever-emerging interdisciplinary field. Our representative in the international and European carbohydrate Societies is Prof. Tanja Wrodnigg who has taken over recently from Prof. Paul Kosma who has served in these functions for many years. We also see our community as a facilitator to stay connected with other contries’ glyco-communities and societies.

Our main event is the traditional yearly reunion which has been held since the 1990s and has continuously grown to nowadays attract close to 100 scientists from Austria and nearby countries including esteemed invited international speakers. These encounters which have so far alternated in location between Vienna and Graz it is in particular the younger colleagues like PhDs and young PostDocs who get a stage to present (very often as premieres) their research in a friendly but professional conference setting. This year’s meeting has been held at TU Wien, in 2022 we will reconvene at TU Graz, looking forward to seeing many of you there.

We are happy to welcome new labs venturing into the sugar realm and also invite individuals of all stages interested in the glycosciences to stay in contact by receiving our news via email (newsletter) and/or directly follow our activities via Twitter.

Tanja Wrodnigg
National representative of the Carbohydrate and Glycoconjugate community

Paul Kosma
Former National representative of the Carbohydrate and Glycoconjugate community

Latest News and Updates

Carbohydrate Workshop 2024: Unlocking the Secrets of Sugars

The Technical University of Graz welcomes you to the Carbohydrate Workshop 2024, a premier event exploring the fascinating world of carbohydrates. Hosted by esteemed organizer Tanja Wrodnigg, this workshop promises to be a dynamic platform for sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and delving into the latest advancements in carbohydrate research. Event Details: Date: February 15 – […]

That was the 26th Austrian Cabohydrate Work Shop

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 […]

Carbohydrate workshop 2023 registration now open!

It is our pleasure to welcome you to this year’s Austrian Carbohydrate Workshop taking place at the TU Wien. It is the 26th edition of this traditional yearly reunion of Austrian glycoscientists. We are looking forward to see you all there! More info & Registration on the link.

Doctoral school ABC&M is hiring new PhDs students 2023-2025

Advanced biorefinery: Chemistry and Materials We seek to recruit PhD student for the Advanced Biorefineries: Chemistry and Materials (ABC & M) doctoral school at BOKU. The offered research projects are co-financed by industrial partners and are concerned with basic research in the field of lignocellulosics. Selected topics are:  Analysis, modification and valorization of lignin […]

Austrian Carbohydrate Network Events

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Upcoming Event

ACW 2024

Graz15-16 February 2024
Registration open until 1st February 2024
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Past Event

ACW 2023

Vienna16-17 February 2023
ACW2023 was attended by 100+ ACN members.
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Upcoming Event

ACW 2022

Graz7-8 July 2022
Registration open until June 20th 2022.
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Past Event

ACW 2020

Vienna13-14 February 2020
ACW2020 was attended by 100+ ACN members.
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