Resources Calendar Upcoming Meeting: Benzon Symposium No. 64

Upcoming Meeting: Benzon Symposium No. 64

March 28, 2018
We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming Benzon Symposium No. 64:
 
GLYCOTHERAPEUTICS - EMERGING ROLES OF GLYCANS IN MEDICINE
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.
 
Sessions:
GlcNAcylation & diseases
Congenital diseases of glycosylation & therapeutic options
Immunology & therapeutic options
Glycome & Microbiome
Engineering glycosylation in cells
Glyco-therapeutics
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 (http://www.sktpetri.com/) 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)
 
Abstracts
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:       www.benzon-foundation.dk
 
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
Web: www.benzon-foundation.dk
Email: mail@benzon-foundation.dk