The Bicyclos International Workshop will be held in Budapest from September 24th to September 26th.

The workshop is open to all R&I personnel from both public and private sectors who are interested in carbohydrate research, especially cyclodextrins. On September 24-25, there will be seminars on the sustainable synthesis of carbohydrates and their derivatives, including their characterization and application in devices. The following days, September 25-26, will cover topics such as launching a spinoff company, with seminars by experts from CarboHyde and Cyclarity Therapeutics, and guidance on writing an MSCA proposal, featuring sessions led by coordinators of MSCA projects, which will also include practical exercises.

Register here: Bicyclos International Workshop on September 24-26, 2024

A registration fee of 225 Euro applies and comprises participation in the event, digital copies of the seminar slides, lunches on 24-25 September, and coffee breaks on 24-25-26 September. Registration fees do not apply to Bicyclos staff members.

The deadline for registration is May 31, 2024

The detailed program can be read here

Bicyclos International Workshop

On September 23, the Bicyclos consortium will meet in Budapest to share scientific results, presented mainly by seconded staff, promote discussions, and make a balance of the activity of the first year. We will meet near the Adina Apartment Hotel in Budapest.

Registration form: Bicyclos International Workshop on September 24-26, 2024 (google.com)

For the reservation: Adina Apartment Hotel Budapest | Best Rate Guaranteed (adinahotels.com)

Bicyclos starting!

As we reported earlier CarboHyde is part of an EU-sponsored 4-year long staff-exhange project, Bicyclos.

Bicyclos is a staff exchange project funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme after successful application in the call HORIZON-MSCA-2022-SE-01-01. The project started on September 1st, 2023. We are 9 beneficiaries and 2 associated partners coming from 8 countries in Europe and America. We are all interested in fostering progress of cyclodextrins in biomedical applications.

During this project, CarboHyde staff will spend 30+ months abroad and will host students for 40+ months in the upcoming 4 years doing high level science on moonshot projects – of course, all based on cyclodextrins.

Now its time to start our first journey, as our excellent chemist, Kristóf Felegyi is going to Seville for 5 months to make some fancy compounds at the lab of Jose Manuel Garcia Fernandez.

Farewell Kristof, we expect you back soon!

Kick-off meeting of the EU project “Bicyclos”

The kick-off meeting of the EU project “Bicyclos,” a Staff Exchanges program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, was a resounding success. The meeting brought together a diverse group of enthusiastic participants, each representing their respective institutions and showcasing their previous work relevant to the Bicyclos project.

Participants from various research institutions and universities across Europe gathered to discuss the exciting prospects of collaboration in cyclodextrins research. As they introduced themselves, they highlighted their affiliations and previous work that directly related to the goals of Bicyclos. The collective energy and passion in the room were palpable, underlining the participants’ eagerness to contribute to this innovative project.

The event was very well organized by the project coordinator, Ilse Manet from CNR, who ensured that all participants had a clear understanding of the project’s objectives and timeline. Her attention to detail and commitment to a smooth kickoff set a positive tone for the meeting. The extra presentations on open science and data management will also be useful for the team members.

To foster team bonding and create an enjoyable atmosphere, the participants enjoyed a delightful dinner in the inner city of Bologna. This provided an opportunity for informal discussions and further strengthened the connections among the project members.

Looking ahead, the participants eagerly anticipated the next face-to-face meeting scheduled for October 2024 in Budapest. This meeting promises to be an important milestone in the project’s progress and will provide an opportunity for more in-depth collaboration and knowledge exchange.

CarboHyde was represented by Milo Malanga, CSO, and Gergely Toth, CFO.  For our company, Bicyclos presents a tremendous opportunity to advance research on cyclodextrins. The project not only facilitates the learning of their colleagues but also broadens their perspective on cyclodextrins research. It is clear that Bicyclos is not just a project but a transformative endeavor with great promise for all involved.

Team members:
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE (CNR), the Coordinator
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
CarboHyde Ltd.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Hacettepe Üniversitesi
Technological University Dublin
MD USE INNOVATIONS SL
CellDynamics
Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem

hereinafter, jointly referred to as “Beneficiaries”

University of Buenos Aires
Cyclarity Therapeutics