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Joint Symposium on Translational Glycobiology of Human Stem Cells

July 26, 2018
Dear Glycoscientists,

Greetings from the JOINT SYMPOSIUM ON TRANSLATIONAL GLYCOBIOLOGY OF HUMAN STEM CELLS - Cell Dynamics Research Center-Mexico & Center for Glycoscience -
Harvard Medical School. This event will be held in Mexico City, 12 November 2018.

Registration is now open!

Organizers: Roberts Sackstein, Harvard Glycoscience Center and Ivan Martínez-Duncker, Cell Dynamics Research Center, Mexico

Titles and speakers:

Human Stem Cells: Basic concepts and clinical applications - Héctor Mayani Viveros (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico)

The sulfated glycosaminoglycanic matrix in  the regulation of tissue homeostasis: at the basis of the "matrix therapy" concept for tissue regeneration - Dulce Papy-García (Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne, France)

The translational glycobiology of human regenerative therapeutics - Robert Sackstein (Harvard University, USA)

Utility of glycolypids as markers of humans adult stem cells - Sophie Groux-Degroote (Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1, France)

Modeling congenital disorders of glycosylation with human pluripotent stem cells - Stephen Dalton (University of Georgia, USA)

Please also visit our website for more information and register.

For questions or additional information please contact:



July 13, 2018

Dear Colleague,
This is the first announcement to join us on January 28-30, 2019 for the GlycoBioTec2019 at the Harnack House of the Max Planck Society in Berlin.
GlycoBioTec2019 Website
The GlycoBioTec2019 is the follow up symposium of the very well-received GlycoBioTec2017 with 180 participants from academia and industry. At the GlycoBioTec 2019, current trends in modern biomedical/biopharmaceutical glycobiotechnology are presented. The symposium embodies an interactive forum for the discussion of cutting-edge research on the frontiers of glycobiotechnology, spanning fundamental theory to method & technology development relevant to biopharma, health, medicine and functional food.
For the upcoming GlycoBioTec we are glad to present,
-        Naoyuki Taniguchi, RIKEN Systems Glycobiology Research Group, Japan
-        Matthew P. DeLisa, Cornell University, USA
-        Mark von Itzstein, Griffith University, Australia
-        Geert-Jan Boons, Utrecht University, Netherlands
-        Alain Beck, Centre d’Immunologie Pierre Fabre, France

as keynote speakers!

Furthermore, the GlycoBioTec2019 centers on science and people by creating a confidential ambience that ensures a vigorous exchange between delegates, and the attractive conference format features sessions on:
  • Impact of Expression Systems and Cultivation Conditions on Glycosylation
  • Synthetic Glycoengineering
  • Glycoengineering via Cell Line Design
  • Technologies & Methods for Glycoanalytics
  • Glycoimmunology and
  • Glycosylation & Protein Function
Based on these topics from basic research to industrial application a broad coverage on state of the art analytics, expression systems, pharmaceutical process technologies and medical applications in glycobiotechnology is provided.

We hope very much that you can follow our invitation, and look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you latest January 2019 in Berlin.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues from whom you believe that they might also be interested.

In case of any questions – please, don’t hesitate to contact us under:


Upcoming Meeting: Benzon Symposium No. 64

March 28, 2018
We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming Benzon Symposium No. 64:
Copenhagen, August 27-30, 2018

Organizing committee: Henrik Clausen, Hans H. Wedell, Steffen Thiel, James Paulson, Nico Callewaert, Finn Cilius Nielsen and Hans Bräuner-Osbrone
Venue: Hotel Skt Petri, Krystalgade 22, 1172 Copenhagen

The Benzon Symposia are international conferences on front line research in medical, pharmaceutical, and related sciences funded by the Alfred Benzon Foundation.
The concept of the 64th Benzon Symposium on Glycotherapeutics – Emerging Roles of Glycans in Medicine is to bring together the world’s leading scientists working on complex carbohydrates with clear translational drug and therapeutic perspectives. With this symposium, we aim to encompass as many aspects of glycans and therapeutic applications as possible in order to stimulate new ideas, interactions and synergies, and to foster further excitement and developments in this field. We hope to create an intense and interactive environment for both experienced and young scientists with a mixture of invited and selected presentations from participants. A key objective is to bring together leading scientists from different disciplines working with therapeutic options involving glycans and the different technologies that enable discovery and production of glycotherapeutics.
We believe the symposium will bring improved understanding and appreciation of the wide opportunities of glycans in drug development and introduce advancements in innovative technologies applicable to the field.
GlcNAcylation & diseases
Congenital diseases of glycosylation & therapeutic options
Immunology & therapeutic options
Glycome & Microbiome
Engineering glycosylation in cells
Platform technologies for advancing glyco-drugs
Symposium No. 64 will feature state-of-the art lectures by 24 world-leading scientists, who have made groundbreaking contributions to the field of glycoscience and glycotherapeutics. The Benzon Symposium will further include 16 oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts for poster presentations. Attendance will be limited to 150 scientific participants in total, and all attendees will be accommodated at the Hotel Skt. Petri ( located in the center of Copenhagen (Denmark) for the entire event.
Confirmed invited speakers:
Ajit Varki (US), Gerald W. Hart (US), John A. Hanover (US), Hudson H. Freeze (US), Robert S. Haltiwanger (US), James C. Paulson (US), Carl June (US), Max Crispin (UK), Richard D. Cummings (US), Gunnar C. Hansson (S), Jamey D. Marth (US), Nico Callewaert (BE), Herta Steinkellner (AT), Rita Gerardy-Schahn (DE), Robert Sackstein (US), Daan van Aalten (UK), Tadashi Suzuky (JP), Dennis Burton (US), Michael Kowarik (CH), Falk Nimmerjahn (DE), Mark von Itzstein (AU), Jeffrey D. Esko (US), Linda Hsieh-Wilson (US)
Submission round opens: April 1, 2018
Submission round closes: May 1st, 2018
Registration: (provided acceptance of abstract) June 1, 2018
Fee: DKK 4,500 (scientific meeting, hotel accommodation, food & social events)
No discount is given to local delegates
Further information:
Leila Majdanac
The Alfred Benzon Foundation
C /O Copenhagen University
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Universitetsparken 2
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Phone: +45 2297 8752



March 23, 2018


November 5-8, 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