New member of the Scientific Advisory Board

CarboHyde welcomes our newest member to its Scientific Advisory Board, Agnes Toth-Petroczy.

Ágnes Toth-Petroczy is a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and the Center for Systems Biology Dresden. Her interdisciplinary lab combines computational methods with wet-lab experiments to advance our understanding of protein evolution. Current research highlights include studying and modeling protein synthesis errors, investigating proteins forming biomolecular condensates, and classifying the effects of mutations in disease-relevant genes. Previously, she worked as a bioinformatician at HMX – Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Genetics as part of a collaborative Mendelian disease gene discovery initiative and participated in the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN)

Her broad expertise in biochemistry, molecular evolution, structural bioinformatics, and clinical genetics will undoubtedly benefit the development of products at CarboHyde.

New member of the Scientific Advisory Board

It’s our honor to introduce the next scientific advisory board member at CarboHydeCristin Davidson is the project manager for Support Of Accelerated Research for Niemann-Pick C disease (SOAR-NPC) and a guest researcher at The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Her scientific pursuits involve the treatment of rare diseases, as she currently investigates gene therapy and other compounds for NPC disease in small animal models. Cristin was part of an academic/government/family/industry collaborative team that brought 2-hydroxypropyl-beta-#cyclodextrin to a clinical trial for NPC patients. One of her driving motivations is the rapid advancement of disease-modifying therapies for those with limited or no options. 

We are over the moon to have you on board, Cristin!

New member of the Scientific Advisory Board

We are excited to present the following member of the CarboHyde family, joining the experts of the Scientific Advisory Board. Szabolcs Béni is a widely known expert in carbohydrate analysis and extraction from different plants whose knowledge will be one of our core assets in the progression of our pipeline. 

Szabolcs is the vice-dean and department head of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy at Semmelweis University, who enjoys working with students while engaged in chemical research of various carbohydrates. Analytical method developments for the characterization of cyclodextrins, milk oligosaccharides, and glycosaminoglycans are in the focus of his interest. NMR spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, and various separation techniques are in his toolbox to tackle the issues raised by chemists and biologists for carbohydrate characterization to advance understanding of their functions.

New member of the Scientific Advisory Board

We are proud to share the next member in the CarboHyde family, joining our excellent experts on the Advisory Board. Ákos Lőrincz has a complementary experience in physiology and immunology; we all respect and need to advance our pipeline most efficiently. 

Ákos is an Assistant Professor at Semmelweis University, Institute of Physiology, and a practicing cardiologist. His scientific interest is the biology of extracellular vesicles, particularly the formation of immune cell-derived extracellular vesicles and their role in immune communication. He is also convinced that the general goal of basic research is to acquire knowledge that can be applied in clinical work; therefore, he is intensively studying these vesicles’ diagnostic and therapeutic potential.

Related to carbohydrates, the surface of cellular and subcellular biological structures (e.g., extracellular vesicles) is covered with carbohydrates. The role of the glycocalyx in the formation and addressing of vesicles has already been demonstrated. In his research, He is looking for the answer to whether media with different carbohydrate compositions can increase the stability of storage-sensitive vesicle structures.

Welcome on board, Ákos!