PhD position in bioinformatics available as a part of H2020 project “A Systems Medicine Approach to Chronic Inflammatory Disease (SYSCID)”
As part of the SYSCID initiative (syscid.eu), 13 scientist positions are being established, which we wish to fill with exceptional researchers (m/f) from the fields of medicine, bioinformatics and genetics/genomics. The positions are located in different laboratories across Europe and provide a stimulating collaborative approach within a cutting-edge research environment. Continue reading
PhD positions available as part of a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network
Six PhD positions are offered as part of a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network composed of 3 leading European partners in the fields of glycobiology, glyco-immunology and biomarker research. Research and the training will be carried out at the Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics (CPM) at the LUMC in Leiden, Ludger in UK, Genos (Croatia) and Max Planck Institute (Germany).Continue reading
GLYCO23 – Lectures from the pre-conference training course ”Introduction to Glycoscience”
For the first time Glyco 23 introduced a pre-symposium training course “Introduction to Glycoscience” with introductory lectures by leading experts in the field. We hope that these lectures helped our young colleagues, but also experienced researchers from other disciplines, to better understand the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of glycoscience.
We are happy to announce that those lectures are now available online on the Genos-glycoscience website.
Lecture 1: Introduction to Glycan Structure
Anne Dell (Imperial College London, UK)
Lecture 2: Ubiquitous Importance of Protein Glycosylation
Gordan Lauc (Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb; Genos Glycoscience Research Laboratory, Croatia)
Lecture 3: Sialic acids in the fine tuning of neurological processes
Rita Gerardy-Schahn (Hannover Medical School, Germany)
Lecture 4: Glycan Chip Technology
Sabine Flitsch (University of Manchester, UK)
Lecture 5: Mysterious World of O-GlcNAc
John A. Hanover (NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, USA)
GLYCO23 – 23rd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GLYCOCONJUGATES
Genos is one of the sponsors of Glyco23, 23rd International symposium on glycoconjugates. The meeting will be held in Split, Croatia, September 15th to 20th, 2015.
Experts in glycobiology will give lectures in around twenty sessions, with addition of Young Glycoscientists’ Symposium and guest sessions of the Society for Glycobiology (SFG) and Asian Community for Glycoscience and Glycobiotechnology (ACGG). For the first time this year, pre-symposium training course “Introduction to Glycoscience” will be held by leading experts in the field.
Prof. Gordan Lauc PhD, was awarded with the Croatian State Award for 2013 in the field of biomedical sciences
Prof. Gordan Lauc PhD is CEO of Genos and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. His research interest is focused on two fields: glycoproteomics and forensic genetics and molecular diagnostics. He has been recognized globally, and this is confirmed by his involvement in a number of international research consortia and numerous invitations to hold lectures. He is among few Croatian scientists to have his research project approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. He has coordinated or been one of the main researchers on twelve FP6 and FP7 projects. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in journals cited in the Current Contents database, as well as other forty scientific papers and chapters in books. His scientific papers have been cited approximately 1000 times.
The Croatian State Awards for Science presented – Prof. Gordan Lauc PhD, awarded in the field of biomedical sciences
This year, Prof. Gordan Lauc PhD, was awarded in the field of biomedical sciences for important achievement in his research of glycoms, i.e. N-glycosylation of proteins. At the ceremony in the Croatian Parliament, held on 27th October 2014, the Croatian State Awards for Science were presented to scientists and researchers for their important achievements in different scientific fields. This includes achievements in natural sciences, technical sciences, biomedical sciences, biotechnological sciences, social sciences and humanistic sciences.
Interview with Prof. Gordan Lauc PhD in Glas Slavonije (The Voice of Slavonia)
Formal recognitions, like the Charter of the Republic of Croatia or the Croatian State Award for Science are confirmation that a job is done well. Such recognitions are especially important for small firms, like Genos Ltd., who spare no effort to make a change. Unfortunately, it is customary in our community to believe that if something is imported from abroad, it should be better than what we do here in Croatia. I hope the fact that the highest state institutions (the Croatian Parliament and the President of the Republic of Croatia) have recognized our quality and presented us with important recognitions will help this promising young firm to develop further,” points out Prof. Gordan Lauc.
You can see the original interview here.
Outstanding recognition – the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović, conferred the Charter of the Republic of Croatia on Genos
On the occasion of Statehood Day, the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović, conferred decorations on distinguished individuals, companies, and associations for their services and contributions. In the presence of highest state bodies, accredited ambassadors to Croatia, representatives of business, scientific, cultural, and sports organizations, as well as leaders of religious communities, the decorations were conferred on a ceremony in the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, on Wednesday 25th June 2014.
Genos – Best Place to Work
Genos Ltd, a research-intensive SME located in Zagreb that performs contract research, contract analysis and service for numerous universities, hospitals and private individuals in Europe and overseas specialising in molecular genetics and glycomics, has been recognised by the respected magazine.
The Scientist based their list on a survey which included responses from 240 companies. Survey participants were asked to assess their work environment according to 43 criteria in eight different categories including research environment, integrity, management, communications, job satisfaction, and training and development. Other international companies in the top ten included Acceleron, Vitae Pharmaceuticals, OpenEye Scientific Software, Inc., Wyatt Technology Corporation, Genentech, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Integrated DNA Technologies, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Monsanto.
Genos – The Most Innovative SME in Croatia
Results of the second national research on innovativeness of Croatian companies were presented at VERN University of Applied Sciences. A consulting company Sense Consulting, weekly magazine Lider, and VERN used the sample of 300 Croatian companies of different profiles in their research. Genos has been named as the most innovative SME in Croatia.
Large International Consortium Led by Croatian Scientists Has Made a Significant Discovery
Scientists from the company Genos were the leading scientists in a large international consortium that came to a significant discovery related to autoimmune diseases and tumours. The discovery of the consortium opens up a new area for development of medicines and diagnostics of autoimmune diseases and tumours.
One of the most respectable magazines in the field of genetics, PloS Genetics, published an article titled “Loci Associated with N-Glycosylation of Human Immunoglobulin G Show Pleiotropy with Autoimmune Diseases and Haematological Cancers” at the beginning of this year, revealing a net made of 16 genes that control glycosylation of immunoglobulin. The revealed genes are important in understanding a large number of autoimmune diseases and tumours, and this indicates the significance of glycosylation of immunoglobulin in development of the mentioned diseases, as well as it opens up a new area for development of diagnostics and new medicines.
The research was carried out as part of a large international consortium that included scientific institutions from Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, England, USA, China, Australia, Sweden, and Russia. Nevertheless, the entire analysis of glycosylation of immunoglobulin, the basis for this research, was carried out in Genos laboratory in Zagreb, which once again confirmed the leading role of Genos’ scientists in the field of glycomics globally.