Raymond Dwek, Oxford professor, will lecture on glycobiology at Boyce Thompson Institute on May 14

Raymond Dwek, Oxford University professor of glycobiology and director of the Glycobiology Institute there, will present a lecture, "Glycobiology -- Toward Understanding the Function of Carbohydrates," at the Boyce Thompson Institute Auditorium on the Cornell University campus Wednesday, May 14 at 3 p.m.

Dwek is a Professorial Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a founding scientist of Oxford GlycoSciences Ltd.

This is part of the BTI Distinguished Lecture series.

Holding 30 patents and the author of more than 300 scientific papers, Dwek also has served on many scientific boards in the United Kingdom and worldwide. He also is on the editorial board of Biochemistry, an Honorary Life/Founder Member of the Swedish Biophysical Society and a member of the European Molecular Biological Organization. In 1994, he was awarded the seventh Wellcome Trust Award for Research in Biochemistry Related to Medicine and awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the Katholieke Universiteit at Leuven, Belgium.

The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization located on the Cornell University campus.