Preliminary program (updated)
Session 1.- Analytical tools for the characterization of glycans and protein-carbohydrate interactions
Jesús Jiménez-Barbero, CICbioGune, Bilbao
NMR methods to analyze glycan structures and carbohydrate-protein interactions
Silvia Millán-Martín, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training, Dublin
Mass spectrometry as enabling technology in glycomics. Methods and applications
Franck Fieschi, Institut de Biologie Structurale, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
Biophysical methods for studying carbohydrate-protein interactions: a case study of receptors involved in host-pathogen interactions.
Niels Reichardt, CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastián
Microarrays for Functional Glycomics
Session 2.- Design and synthesis of glycans and multivalent glycan systems
Daniel Varón Silva, School of Life Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Synthesis of Glycoconjugates for Biomedical Applications
Antoni Planas, Institut Químic de Sarrià, University Ramon Llull, Barcelona
Carbohydrate active enzymes and their applications to chemoenzymatic synthesis of glycans and glycoconjugates
Session 3.- Glycobioinformatics and modelling of protein-carbohydrate complexes
Xevi Biarnés, Institut Químic de Sarrià, University Ramon Llull, Barcelona
Bioinformatic tools in CAZy discovery, analysis and evolution
Francisco Corzana, Universidad de La Rioja
Modeling of biological systems by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations
Session 4.- Role of glycans in oncology and immunology
Celso Reis, Institute for Research and Innovation in Health – University of Porto
Glycosylation in cancer progression and metastasis. From biomarkers to therapeutics.
Paula Videira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal; CD&Allies-PPAIN Professionals and Patients Association Network
Glycoimmunology: sugars on the fuss for improved immunotherapies?
Roberto Adamo, GSK, Sienna, Italy
Elucidating glycan epitopes to guide vaccine design
b) POSTER SESSIONS
All participants are welcomed to present a poster communication related to their research projects. There will be two poster session for discussions in front of the posters. Posters will be exhibited during all the course.
An abstract for the poster communication should be submitted upon pre-registration
c) DISCUSSION SESSIONS
Discussion sessions in small groups of 10-15 participants with one lecturer advisor, organized in 3 parallel sessions on day 1 and day 2.
Upon pre-registration, each student selects his/her priorities for participation in each discussion session. Based on the requests, the Organization will assign (in advance) each student to the corresponding discussion sessions.
Likewise, upon pre-registration, participants are entitled to provide few questions or problems related to their own research to be addressed during the discussion sessions.
The discussion sessions, chair/moderated by one lecturer, will be a forum for debate addressing the questions raised by the participants, such as technical problems of their research for advice, searching for new approaches and, eventually, establishing collaborations.
|Parallel Discussion sessions (day 1)|
|1A||NMR and MS tools for the characterization of glycans structure and interactions|
|1B||Design and synthesis of glycans. Chemical and enzymatic synthesis|
|1C||Glycoimmunology and conjugated vaccines|
|Parallel Discussion sessions (day 2)|
|2A||Biophysical methods and microarrays in protein-carbohydrate interactions|
|2B||Bioinformatics and molecular modeling in glycobiology|
|2C||Role of glycans in oncology|