Resources Calendar
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Conference on Microbial Glycobiology June 17-22 2018 Scottdale, AZ

March 20, 2018
Conference on Microbial Glycobiology June 17-22 2018, The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottdale, Arizona, USA.

Conference Organizers:

Mario Feldman (Washington University School of Medicine) , Michael Jennings (Institute for Glycomics, Australia), Amanda L. Lewis, PhD (Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis), Jochen Zimmer, (University of Virginia).
Confirmed Speakers:
Markus Aebi (ETH, Zurich), Klaus Aktories (U of Freiburg), John Belisle (Colorado State U), Francesco Berti (GSK, Siena), David Berry (U. of Vienna), Steve Beverley (Washington U.. St Louis) , David Rudner (Harvard), Christine Szymanski (U of Georgia), David Bolam (Newcastle U), Vincent Bulone (U. of Adelaide), Lynnette Cegelski (Stanford), Chris Day (Griffith U.), Paul de Angelis (U of Oklahoma), Marcelo Guerin (U. of Pais Vasco, Vizcaya), Phil Hardwidge (Kansas State U), Regina Hengge (Humbolt U., Berlin), Bernard Henrissat, (CNRS, Marseille), Cornelis Hokke (U of Leiden), Lynne Howell (U. of Toronto), Tina Iverson ( Vanderbilt U., Nashville), Michael Kowarik (Limmatech, Zurich), Elisabeth Lowe (Newcastle U.), Francoise Routier (Hannover Medical School), Tina Schaeffer (BOKU, Vienna), Mariela Segura (U. of Montreal), Juan Ugalde (U. of San Martin, Buenos Aires), Miguel Valvano (Queens U. Belfast), Nina Van Sorge (Ultrecht U.), Brendan Wren (LSHTM, London).
-Cell Surface Glycans,
-Bacterial Protein Gycosylation,
-Vaccines and Glycoengineering,
-Structure and Function of Carbohydrate Active Enzymes
-Glycans in Microbial Symbiosis and Dysbiosis,
-Glycans in Microbial Communities and Biofilms,
-Glycobiology of Eukaryotic Pathogens
-Carbohydrates in Bacterial Pathogens

Early bird registration deadline April 23, 2018 Last day to register May 16, 2018

1st Human Glycome Project Meeting and the 2nd GlycoCom Conference

March 5, 2018

Dear Friends,
We would like to invite you to join us in Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 3-6, 2018 for the 1st Human Glycome Project Meeting and the 2nd GlycoCom Conference that will be held jointly this year.
The Glycosciences have clearly made an impact beyond the isolated research laboratories and are now exhibiting applications in the development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tools. On the whole, this is being driven by numerous companies that have dynamic R&D programs in diverse areas of the glycosciences. Therefore, after a successful inaugural GlycoCom conference in Banff, Canada in May 2015, we are now organizing a second meeting focused on highlighting new developments that have occurred during the interactions between academic and industrial researchers in this area.
Together with the 2nd GlycoCom Conference, we will organize the 1st Human Glycome Project Meeting.  Thanks to recent developments in instrumentation and analytical methods, we believe that both the structural definition of all human glycans and the determination of the glycome variability between different individuals in both health and disease are now realistic goals. Therefore the time is right to establish a program that will coordinate efforts of individual academic and industrial laboratories in this field.
We hope that you will be able to join us in Dubrovnik next October and enjoy both the excellent science and the magnificent scenery of the warm Adriatic Sea.
Your organizers,
Gordan Lauc               Christine Szymanski               Richard Cummings                              Abstract submission


29th International Carbohydrate Symposium (ICS 2018) in Lisbon July 15-19 preceded by the ICS Iberain Day on July 14th

March 5, 2018

The organizing committee of the 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium (ICS 2018) is delighted to announce this meeting, endorsed by IUPAC, to be held from the 15th to the 19th of July at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL). The Roy Whistler Award Lecture by David Crich (Wayne State University), and the ICO Young Researcher Award Lecture will be given in the opening session on July 15th. In the morning of the same day, the Young Researcher Workshop will be organized, co-sponsored by CarboMet, aiming to bring together the young participants of ICS 2018. As a pre-symposium on July 14th, recent findings in glycochemistry and glycobiology will also be presented at the ICS Iberian Day.

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The scientific sessions cover emerging areas of glycosciences, lectured by the world's most prestigious experts.  Presentations in all areas in which carbohydrates play a key role are welcome, namely in personalized medicine, glycosylation and disease, vaccines, prebiotics, in particular for infants, gut microbiota, nutrition, cosmetics, natural products embodying carbohydrates, glycomaterials, polysaccharide biotechnology, lignocellulosic biomass valorization, and glycoinformatics and of course synthesis, analysis and biomolecule structure.
Highlight-worthy is the organ concert, free for participants and registered accompanying persons, that is played at the Basilica of the Palace of Mafra, which six pipe organs are widely known around the world. They are a unique organ ensemble originally conceived to play together, completed in 1807 and restored several times along the centuries.
Gala dinner will be at Casino Estoril, partially sponsored by the Organizing Committee of ICS 2018.
The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to join this Symposium, sharing your expertise in this networking forum with leading scientists from academia and industry, particularly dedicated to the young researchers! The deadline for early bird registration is the 4th of May, and the deadline for abstract submission is the 18th of May.
Join us in this beautiful city of  Lisbon, embraced by a golden sun, and inspired by Tagus river, running into our billowy sea!



February 27, 2018