Speakers

Confirmed Plenary Lecture Speakers

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David Crich – USA

College of Pharmacy in Athens, GA, USA, University of Georgia

https://www.chem.uga.edu/directory/people/prof-david-crich

“Remote Conformational Control of Reactivity in the Formation and Cleavage of Glycosidic Bonds: From the Lab Bench to Nature”

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Hiromune Ando – Japan

Institute for Glyco-core Research (iGCORE) Gifu University

http://www1.gifu-u.ac.jp/~kassei1/top%20eng%20frame.html

“Challenge to the synthesis of sialoglyco-architectures”

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Laura Kiessling – USA

Department of Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 https://chemistry.mit.edu/profile/laura-l-kiessling/

“Glycans at the Host–Microbe Interface”

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Chi-Huey Wong – USA

Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

www.scripps.edu/faculty/wong

“Broad-spectrum Vaccines and Antibodies through Glycoengineering”

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Silvia Vignolini – UK

Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

University of Cambridge

https://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/group/vignolini/person/sv319

Biomimetic colour engineering form nature to applications”

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Carolyn Bertozzi - USA

Department of Chemistry
School of Humanities and Sciences

Stanford University

https://chemistry.stanford.edu/people/carolyn-bertozzi

https://bertozzigroup.stanford.edu/

“Therapeutic Opportunities in Glycoscience

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Carme Rovira - Spain

Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 

University of Barcelona

http://www.ub.edu/sqpbio

“Modeling mechanisms of glycosylation reactions in CAZymes hand-in-hand with experiments”

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Peter Seeberger - Germany

Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Surfaces in Potsdam. Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and honorary Professor at Potsdam University

https://peter-seeberger.de/

“Semi-Synthetic Glycoconjugate Vaccines”

Confirmed Keynote Lecture speakers

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M. Carmen Galan – UK

School of Chemistry, Cantock’s Close, University of Bristol

www.Galanresearch.com

Synthetic glyco-tools for exploring and exploiting the glycome”

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Suvarn S. Kulkarni - India

Department of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) in Mumbai

http://www.chem.iitb.ac.in/people/Faculty/prof/suvarn.html

https://www.chem.iitb.ac.in/?q=facultyuserview/142

Total Synthesis of Rare Sugar Containing Bacterial Glycoconjugates

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Peter Andreana - USA

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering, The University of Toledo

https://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/chemistry/people/Webpages/Andreana.html

“Microwave-Assisted Glycosylation and Immunotherapeutic Development”

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Yves Blériot - France

Organic Chemistry Department, IC2MP, Poitiers University

http://glyco.labo.univ-poitiers.fr/yves-bleriot/

Merging superacid and carbohydrate chemistries to explore glycosyl cations

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María Laura Uhrig, Argentina

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Y Naturales/ Centro de Investigaciones 

em Hidratos de Carbono, Universidad de Buenos Aires

https://ri.conicet.gov.ar/author/6261

From glycomimetics to novel multivalent ligands. Synthesis and potential applications

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Ana María Gómez López - Spain

Instituto de Química Orgánica General (IQOG-CSIC), Madrid 

http://www.iqog.csic.es/es/directory/ana-maria-gomez-lopez

Glyco-BODIPYs: Exploring the benefits of novel carbohydrate-BODIPY hybrids”

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Aniko Borbas – Hungary

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Debrecen 

https://tudoster.idea.unideb.hu/en/szerzok/86

How to conduct the thiol-ene reactions of exo- and endoglycals efficiently and selectively?

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Shang-Cheng Hung - Taiwan

Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica

https://www.genomics.sinica.edu.tw/index.php/en/hung-shang-cheng

Probing Specific Interactions of Synthetic Cell-Surface Heparan Sulfate Saccharides with Disease-Related Proteins

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Cristina De Castro - Italy

Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Napoli 

 https://www.docenti.unina.it/cristina.decastro

“Unusual Glycans for Unusual Viruses”

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Christoph Johannes Heinrich Rademacher - Austria

Department für Mikrobiologie, Immunbiologie und Genetik,  

Universität Wien

https://vds-phanuspo.univie.ac.at/pi-panel-sab/rademacher-christoph/

Targeting C-type lectin receptors for immune modulation

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Régis Faure

Toulouse Biotechnology Institute, Bio & Chemical Engineering Université de Toulouse – CNRS / France

http://www.toulouse-biotechnology-institute.fr/fr/index.html

“Deciphering the hydrolysis/transglycosylation partition in hydrolytic glycoside hydrolases”

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Mário Tyago Murakami – Brazil

Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR), National Center for 

Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM)

 www.lnbr.cnpem.br

“ Discovery and mechanistic elucidation of unprecedented carbohydrate-active protein families” 

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Maria Rosaria Romano - Italy

Glycoconjugates Synthesis & Analytic Lab – Preclinical R&d

GSK Vaccines S.R.L.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria-Romano-3

New technologies pave the way for next generation glycoconjugate vaccines”

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Jian Yin – China

School of Biotechnology – Jiangnan University

http://en.biotech.jiangnan.edu.cn/info/1034/1133.htm

Chemical Synthesis-Driven Glycoconjugate Vaccines for Bacterial Infectious Diseases”

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Rachel Stephenson – Australia

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
University of Queensland

http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/2920 

Carbohydrate vaccines – a sweet solution in the fight against group A Streptococcus infection”.

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Geert-Jan Boons – Netherlands

Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, Departments of Pharmaceutical 

Sciences and Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Utrecht University 

https://www.uu.nl/en/news/geert-jan-boons-wants-to-turn-biological-problems-into-technological-innovations

“Title: Chemo-enzymatic synthesis of complex glycans to explore host-guest interactions”

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Francisco Corzana López - Spain

Department of Chemistry, University of La Rioja

http://www.francisco-corzana.com/

“Structure-Based Design of Potent Tumor-Associated Antigens and their applications to develop cancer vaccines.”

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Gabriel A. Rabinovich - Argentina

Laboratorio de Glicomedicina
Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental (IBYME)

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)

http://rabinovich-lab.com/en/mision/

Harnessing the power of galectin-glycan interactions for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases and infections” 

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Roger Chammas - Brazil

Center for Translational Research in Oncology

Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo

Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo

Dept of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Roger-Chammas

“Galectin-3 in cancer: from marker to target”

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Shoko Nishihara - Japan

Glycan and Life System Integration Center (GaLSIC), 

Laboratory of Cell Biology, Department of Biosciences, 

Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Soka University

https://www.soka.ac.jp/en/faculty-profiles/shoko-nishihara/

Biological roles of glycans in stem cells

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Michael A.Ferguson - UK

CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci FRSB | School of Life Sciences – 

School of Life Sciences | University of Dundee

https://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/people/mike-ferguson

Nucleotide sugar biosynthesis and glycosylation in the ‘wrong places’ – how trypanosome parasites set new precedents”

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Adriane Regine Todeschini - Brazil

Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute, Federal University of Rio 

de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 

https://pesquisa.biof.ufrj.br/fisiologia-biofisica-celular/lagef/

Is glycosylation the link between diabetes and cancer?”

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Morten Thaysen-Andersen - Australia

Analytical Glycoimmunology Group, Department of Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Macquarie University

Deep Exploration of the Dynamic and Complex Glycoproteome of our Innate Immune System

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Linda-H-Wilson - USA

Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,

California Institute of Technology

http://chemistry.caltech.edu/fucose/

“Unlocking the Sulfation Code of Glycosaminoglycans”

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Celso Albuquerque Reis – Portugal

Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde,

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

https://www.i3s.up.pt/research-group.php?groupid=26

Deciphering the role of glycosylation in cancer: biological functions and implications for therapy

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Vadim B. Krylov – Russia

Laboratory of Glycoconjugate Chemistry, N.D. Zelinsky Institute of 

Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Vadim-B-Krylov-16203830

Surprises from diagnostic kit antibodies: re-investigating specificity using synthetic oligosaccharides

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Nicole Koropatkin – USA

Biomedical Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School, USA

https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/biochem/nicole-koropatkin-phd

A molecular view of dietary starch utilization by human gut bacteria”

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Yan Zhang - China

Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine,

 Shanghai Jiao Tong University 

http://glycolab.sjtu.edu.cn/ (old lab page)

https://scsb.sjtu.edu.cn/Professor/11909.html# (only in Chinese)

Role of precise glycosylation regulation of APP in Aβ production

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Tanja Wrodnigg - Austria

Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Biobased Systems

Graz University of Technology

http://tugraz.at/institute/ibiosys

Glycomimetic Probes for Profiling Glycosidases

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Bruno J Linclau - Belgium

Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry

Universiteit Gent – Ghent University

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/about/staff/linclau.page

“Insight in carbohydrate lipophilicity: anomers of fluorinated monosaccharides”

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James C. Paulson – USA

Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla

http://www.scripps.edu/mb/paulson/publications.html

Siglecs as checkpoints in regulation of immune responses

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Jeroen Codee – Netherlands

Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Universiteit Leiden

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/jeroen-codee#tab-1

Synthetic Staphylococcus aureus glycans for glycoimmunology

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Elisa Fadda – Ireland

Department of Chemistry and Hamilton Institute,

Maynooth University, Ireland

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/faculty-science-engineering/our-people/elisa-fadda

“Role of Glycosylation in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Structure and Function”

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Martina Delbianco – Germany

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interface

https://www.mpikg.mpg.de/staff-members/41469

Synthetic carbohydrate-based materials”

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Ratmir Derda – Canada

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta

https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/ratmir

Genetically-encoded Liquid Glycan Arrays”

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Kevin Edgar – USA

Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, Virginia Tech

https://sbio.vt.edu/our-people/faculty-directory/edgar.html

Novel polysaccharide architectures via selective reactions”

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Eva Malmström Jonsson -Sweden

Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology

Coating Technology & Wallenberg Wood Science Center

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

https://www.kth.se/fpt/coating-technology

https://wwsc.se/

Well-defined polymers for interfacial tailoring of cellulosic Nanocomposites

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Olli Ikkala – Finland

GeneCellNano, Aalto University

https://www.genecellnano.fi/people/olli-ilkkala/

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Bridget Stocker – New Zealand

School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of 

Wellington

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1418-dr-bridget-stocker

Optimising Mincle ligands for improved vaccine efficacy.”

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Ahu Gumrah Dumanli-Parry - UK

BP-ICAM Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellow

Department of Materials,  University of Manchester 

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/ahugumrah.parry.html

Polysaccharide colloids-self-assembly and functional materials