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whistler center Events

Did you know The Whister Center for Carbohydrates Research hold annual events and conferences that include:

  • Belfort Lectures
  • Short Courses
  • Webinars
  • Annual Board Meetings
  • Technical Conferences

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The Belfort Lectures were established and endowed by Dr. Anne D. Belfort in memory of her late husband Dr. Alan M. Belfort, who was awarded a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in carbohydrate chemistry in 1960. Support for the Belfort Lectures is generously continued by Alan and Anne’s daughter Anne E. Belfort. Persons honored by being chosen to give a Belfort Lecture are scientists who have made outstanding contributions to glycoscience.

Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research offers a short course geared towards individuals who want an in-depth review or refresher course on starch fundamentals.

At the Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, we have worked consistently to make our activities more relevant to our partner carbohydrate-utilizing industries. We pride ourselves in doing cutting-edge research with real world applications and have kept up-to-date in our knowledge and its translation. In recent years our Carbohydrate Short Course has become one of the centerpieces of the Whistler Center as it has moved from a refresher course to its current 3-day format with the fundamentals on day 1 and advanced sessions on days 2 and 3 covering timely topics relevant to industry, including our perspective of state-of-the-science and future opportunities.

This course is a Special Event for our members but we have limited registration available for non-members.

For more information on the Whistler Center short courses, please contact us.

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