In the same month as Lubbert Dijkhuizen stepped back, Sibrand Poppema stepped back as President of the Board of the University of Groningen and, as a consequence, also as member of the CCC Supervisory Board. Sibrand Poppema has been very important for CCC, supporting the new organization from the beginning in 2007. After the successful programs CCC1 and CCC2, he was a driving force in the further development of CCC as an important organization in the field of carbohydrate research. With additional funding from the UoG, CCC reinforced management operations and new research capacity was built up within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. From Spring 2017 onwards, Sibrand Poppema was acting chair, always prepared to attend the CCC symposia and/or lobby for CCC, if necessary. The CCC managementteam wants to express his appreciation for this on behalf of the CCC community!
In the next newsletter more about the new chair!