On behalf of the Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry, we am pleased to announce the establishment of “Tomoya Ogawa Young Investigator Award” to recognize promising young scientists in the field of carbohydrate research. This award honors Professor Tomoya Ogawa, who is a legendary figure in carbohydrate research.
Professor Ogawa received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees both from University of Tokyo, Japan. He served then as a scientist and laboratory head at RIKEN, Japan from 1968 to 1998 and Professor of cellular biochemistry at University of Tokyo from 1990 to 1998. After 1998, he has fulfilled a number of administrative positions at RIKEN, including Director of Wako Institute, Director of Yokohama Institute, Executive Director and Vice President of RIKEN. He is currently Scientist Emeritus and Adviser to RIKEN and Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo.
The annual Tomoya Ogawa Young Investigator Award is established by Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry to recognize a carbohydrate researcher who is still at his/her early career stage but has already made and showed great promises to continue making great contributions to glycoscience and in the meantime has published significant works in Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry. The Journal has also established the “JCC Best Paper Award” to recognize the best paper published in the journal each year. This award is presented to the first author of the selected paper. Both awards will be selected among the papers published in Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry each year based on the votes of the editorial board members and both awards come with a cash value and a certificate generously contributed by the Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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The winner of the 2016 T. Ogawa Young Investigator Award
The winner of the inaugural 2016 T. Ogawa Young Investigator Award is Professor Dr. Hongzhi Cao at the National Glycoengineering Research Center (NGRC), Shandong University, China. T. Ogawa Young Investigator Award is established by the Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry and is given annually to recognize a young principal investigator for the excellent contributions to carbohydrate chemistry.
Dr. Cao received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry in 1997 and 2000, respectively, from Zhengzhou University, China. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry in 2004 from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Biao Yu, he joined Professor Xi Chen at University of California Davis as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Cao started his independent research at National Glycoengineering Research Center, Shandong University, in 2010 and was promoted to full professor in 2016. Dr. Cao’s main research interest has been focused on developing novel and efficient chemoenzymatic strategies for the synthesis of biologically important glycans.
The winner of the 2016 JCC Best Paper Award
The winner of the 2016 JCC Best Paper Award is given to Mr. Zhipeng Han at the National Glycoengineering Research Center (NGRC) and School of Pharmacy, Shandong University, China, for his outstanding research paper “Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Tumor-Associated Antigen N3 Minor Octasaccharide” published in the Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry, 2016, 35, 412. JCC Best Paper Award is established by the Journal to recognize the best paper published in the journal each year.
Mr. Han was born in 1989 and received his B.S. degree in pharmaceutical science in 2013 from Binzhou Medical University, China. He received his M.S. degree in pharmaceutical science in 2017 under the supervision of Professor Hongzhi Cao at Shandong University. He is currently a research scientist at Shandong Qidu Pharmaceutical Company. In his graduate studies, Mr. Han was focused on chemoenzymatic synthesis of complex oligosaccharides.
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The Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry serves as an international forum for research advances involving the chemistry and biology of carbohydrates. The following aspects are considered to fall within the scope of this journal:
- novel synthetic methods involving carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, and glycoconjugates
- the use of chemical methods to address aspects of glycobiology
- spectroscopic and crystallographic structure studies of carbohydrates
- computational and molecular modeling studies
- physicochemical studies involving carbohydrates and the chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydrate polymers
- Editor-In-Chief: Zhongwu Guo, Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry