Alba Silipo recognized by the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society

Alba Silipo is the recipient of the Alois H. Novotny award in recognition of her excellence in research, and her significant contribution to the chemical and biochemical bases of endotoxin structure and function and a appreciation of her potential for further scientific development. The ceremony took place on the occasion of the meeting of the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society, which took place in Hamburg in September 2016.

Alba Silipo is a carbohydrate chemist who has made many important and highly recognized contributions to the structural elucidation of bacterial (lipo)polysaccharides and glycoconjugates. Most recently, she has extended application of specific and non-ordinary NMR approaches to the study of interactions of microbial glycoconjugates (such as LPS or peptidoglycan) and eukaryotic protein receptors. She carries her research at the University of Naples Federico II.