Archive for June 20th, 2011

We lose a pioneer

Dr. Nathan Sharon has passed away. He pioneered studies on glycoconjugates and lectins and made seminal contributions to the field of glycobiology. Dr. Sharon’s contributions are not only to the scientific literature, but also in communicating the importance of science to the lay public. For his long-lasting contributions to understanding glycoconjugates and the functions of lectins in biological systems, the Society for Glycobiology awarded him the 2008 Rosalind Kornfeld Award for Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology

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