Sweet Crosstalk


The “Sweet Crosstalk” team consists of 7 academic groups that are all renowned leaders in the glycoscience and microbiome fields. The complementary 4 companies are specialized in glycan-based diagnostics and prophylactic therapies. Below you will find brief profiles for each of the main ESR supervisors of our team.

Dr. Tom Wennekes
the Netherlands
Utrecht University
  1. Chemical Biology
  2. Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  3. Carbohydrate Chemistry

Supervisor of Projects: ESR1 & ESR8

Prof. Nathalie Juge
United Kingdom
Quadram Institute
  1. Glycobiology of host-microbe interactions
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Analytical Chemistry

Supervisor of Projects: ESR2 & ESR3

Prof. Hermen Overkleeft
the Netherlands
Leiden University
  1. Chemical Biology
  2. Bio-organic Chemistry
  3. Carbohydrate Chemistry

Supervisor of Project: ESR4

Prof. Antonio Molinaro
University of Naples Federico II
  1. Organic Chemistry
  2. Oligosaccharides NMR
  3. Protein NMR

Supervisor of Projects: ESR5 & ESR6

Dr. Anne Salonen
University of Helsinki
  1. Microbiology
  2. Human Microbiome
  3. Human Milk Oligosaccharides

Supervisor of Projects: ESR7 & ESR10

Prof. Carme Rovira
University of Barcelona
  1. Computational Chemistry
  2. Computation Biology
  3. Enzyme mechanism studies

Supervisor of Project: ESR9

Prof. Patrice Cani
University of Louvain (UCL)
  1. Gut Microbiota & Human Physiology
  2. Nutrition
  3. Metabolic Diseases

Supervisor of Project: ESR11

Dr. Joeri Beauprez
Inbiose & Ghent University
  1. Complex Carbohydrates
  2. Enzymology - CAZy
  3. Cell Factories

Supervisor of Project: ESR12

Dr. Louise Vigsnæs
Glycom & Technical University Denmark
  1. Human Milk Oligosaccharides
  2. Glycobiology

Supervisor of Project: ESR13

Dr. Annick Mercenier
the Netherlands
Nutrileads & Utrecht University
  1. Dietary Fibres
  2. Structural Analysis
  3. Nutrition
  4. Gut Microbiota

Supervisor of Project: ESR14

Prof. Rob FIeld
United Kingdom
Iceni Diagnostics & University East Anglia
  1. Carbohydrate Chemistry
  2. Analytical Chemistry
  3. Point of care diagnostics

Supervisor of Project: ESR15

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