Prof. Harry Schachter Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

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Harry Schachter MD, PhD, FRSC, is a Scientist Emeritus at the Hospital for Sick Children and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He holds BSc, MD and PhD (Biochemistry) degrees from the University of Toronto. His academic career was centred in the field of Glycobiology, primarily... read moreon the discovery and characterization of glycosyltransferases. Schachter in collaboration with the group of Jaak Jaeken (Belgium) first described a mutation responsible for one of the Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation. Schachter has also worked on the role of glycosylation in the development of mice, worms (Caenorhabditis elegans) and fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster).