29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018

21-23 October 2018, Ghent, Belgium
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29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018

Theme of the conference

Glycobiology is the study of complex carbohydrates in biological and biotechnological context. This is a very broad field that is bound by common methodologies to analyze glycoconjugate structures, to synthesize these structures and to understand their myriad roles in biological systems. The field of glycobiology is growing fast, especially since it was shown that carbohydrate interactions play an important role in many biological processes and are of great interest for biomedical and biomolecular research, and the applications emerging from it.

Objective of the conference

This conference is organized annually by the working groups on glycobiology of the national associations for biochemistry and molecular biology of Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. In 2018, the 29th edition of the Joint Glycobiology Meeting will be organized in Belgium. The main goal of the conference is to give an opportunity to young researchers to present their glycobiology work to colleagues and principal investigators. Furthermore, a number of distinguished keynote speakers is invited to present their recent data and the state-of-the-art technology in their field of expertise. The meeting provides ample opportunities for informal discussions between all the attendees, to foster new ideas for research and possibilities for collaborations.

Confirmed speakers

Jerry Eichler

Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, IL

Sabine Flitsch

University of Manchester, UK

Nathalie Juge

Quadram Institute Bioscience, UK

Niels Reichardt

CIC biomaGUNE, ES
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29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018
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Day 1 - 21 October 2018

Sunday, 21 October, 2018
18:00 - 19:30
Registration
18:30 - 20:00
Welcome reception

Organizing committee:

Els Van Damme, Professor, Ghent University
Nico Callewaert, Professor and group leader, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology
Tom Desmet, Professor, Ghent University
Malgorzata Dubiel, PhD student, Ghent University
Freja Scheys, PhD student, Ghent University
Linde Van Landuyt, PhD student, Ghent University
Elien De Bousser, PhD student, Ghent University
Annelies Van Hecke, Research associate, Ghent University
Patrice Soumillion, Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain
Stéphane Vincent, Professor, Université de Namur
Han Remaut, Professor and group leader, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology
Sarah Lebeer, Professor, Antwerp University
Wim Van den Ende, Professor, Catholic University of Leuven

Day 2 - 22 October 2018

Monday, 22 October, 2018
08:30 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome

Els Van Damme & Nico Callewaert

09:15 - 10:40
Session 1: Glycobiotechnology

Chair: Nico Callewaert

09:15 - 10:00
Protein glycosylation in Archaea: Sweetening the extremes of life
Jerry Eichler
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, IL
Invited speaker
10:00 - 10:20
Presenter selected from abstracts
10:20 - 10:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
10:40 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 12:40
Session 2: Glycans in host-pathogen interaction

Chair: Cornelis Hokke

11:15 - 12:00
Glycobiology of host-microbe interactions in the gut
Nathalie Juge
Quadram Institute Bioscience, UK
Invited speaker
12:00 - 12:20
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:20 - 12:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:40 - 14:15
Lunch break & poster session
14:15 - 16:00
Session 3 Glyco-analytics

Chair: Stéphane Vincent

14:15 - 15:00
Enzymatic Synthesis of Glycoconjugates
Sabine Flitsch
University of Manchester, UK
Invited speaker
15:00 - 15:20
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:20 - 15:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:40 - 16:00
Presenter selected from abstracts
16:10 - 16:40
Coffee break
16:10 - 18:00
Poster session
18:00 - 19:30
Social Activity
19:30 - 22:00
Conference dinner

Organizing committee:

Els Van Damme, Professor, Ghent University
Nico Callewaert, Professor and group leader, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology
Tom Desmet, Professor, Ghent University
Malgorzata Dubiel, PhD student, Ghent University
Freja Scheys, PhD student, Ghent University
Linde Van Landuyt, PhD student, Ghent University
Elien De Bousser, PhD student, Ghent University
Annelies Van Hecke, Research associate, Ghent University
Patrice Soumillion, Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain
Stéphane Vincent, Professor, Université de Namur
Han Remaut, Professor and group leader, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology
Sarah Lebeer, Professor, Antwerp University
Wim Van den Ende, Professor, Catholic University of Leuven

Day 3 - 23 October 2018

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018
09:00 - 10:45
Session 4: Lectins and glyco-active enzymes

Chair: Els Van Damme

09:00 - 09:45
Insights and Lessons from Microarray Experiments on the Glycan Binding Specificities of Immune Receptors
Niels Reichardt
CIC biomaGUNE, ES
Invited speaker
09:45 - 10:05
Presenter selected from abstracts
10:05 - 10:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
10:25 - 10:45
Presenter selected from abstracts
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 12:25
Session 5: Glycobiology of natural resources

Chair: Tom Desmet

11:15 - 11:45
Presenter selected from abstracts
11:45 - 12:05
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:05 - 12:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:25 - 12:30
Closure and announcement of Joint Glycobiology Meeting 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00
Departure

Organizing committee:

Els Van Damme, Professor, Ghent University
Nico Callewaert, Professor and group leader, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology
Tom Desmet, Professor, Ghent University
Malgorzata Dubiel, PhD student, Ghent University
Freja Scheys, PhD student, Ghent University
Linde Van Landuyt, PhD student, Ghent University
Elien De Bousser, PhD student, Ghent University
Annelies Van Hecke, Research associate, Ghent University
Patrice Soumillion, Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain
Stéphane Vincent, Professor, Université de Namur
Han Remaut, Professor and group leader, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology
Sarah Lebeer, Professor, Antwerp University
Wim Van den Ende, Professor, Catholic University of Leuven

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 15-10-2018 until 06-11-2018.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 15-10-2018 until 06-11-2018.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.

Venue

Thagaste
Trefpunt Augustijnen
Academiestraat 1
9000 Gent, Belgium

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Public transport

If you travel by train, get off at the Gent-Sint-Pieters station. Take tram 1 (or 10 or 11) in the direction of Evergem and get off at Gravensteen.
The monastery is a 2-minute walk from the Gravensteen tram stop.

Train
Gent St-Pieters railway station
9000 Gent

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If you come by tram, there are two lines that stop close to the monastery:
Line 1 (10 or 11), direction Evergem-Flanders Expo, Gravensteen stop
Line 4, direction Gentbrugge-Zwijnaarde, Lange Steenstraat stop

Travel by car

The monastery is perfectly accessible by car. These are the parking options:

New: Parking AZ St. Lucas: 3 minutes’ walk to the monastery
Parking Ramen: 6 minutes’ walk to the monastery
Parking Vrijdagsmarkt: 10 minutes’ walk to the monastery

Travel by plane

Plane
Brussels airport
A201
1930 Zaventem
Info: www.brusselsairport.be

Charleroi airport
Rue des Frères Wright 8
6041 Charleroi
Info: www.charleroi-airport.com

Housing

IBIS Gent Centrum Sint-Baafskathedraal Hotel
Limburgstraat 2
9000 GENT
BELGIUM
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IBIS Gent Centrum Opera Hotel
Nederkouter 24-26
9000 GENT
BELGIUM
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Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof
Hoogstraat 36
9000 Gent
België
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Novotel Gent
Goudenleeuwplein 5
9000 Gent
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Ghent River hotel
Waaistraat 5
9000 Gent
Hotel website

Contacts
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