Award of Excellence for Nino Trattnig
MSc. Dr. Nino Trattnig was presented with the Award of Excellence by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research in recognition of his PhD thesis elaborated at the Department of Chemistry.
The cumulative thesis entitled „Synthesis and vaccine potential of novel oligomannosides against HIV-1“ was carried out in the Division of Organic Chemistry in the framework of a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Using synthetic organic chemistry, fragments of bacterial cell wall carbohydrates were combined with those of the viral surface followed by coupling of the ligands to proteins. These neoglycoconjugates showed promising properties in subsequent immunization studies. This work has been published in Nature Communications.