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

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
08:00 - 08:45
Registration
08:45 - 09:00
Welcome

Els Van Damme & Nico Callewaert

09:00 - 10:45
Session 1: Protein Glycosylation

Chair: Han Ramaut

09:00 - 09:45
Protein glycosylation in Archaea: Sweetening the extremes of life
Jerry Eichler
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, IL
Invited speaker
09:45 - 10:05
Biochemical and functional analyses of GALT8: a CAZy GT31 Type II arabinogalactan beta-(1,3)-galactosyltransferase in Arabidopsis thaliana
Joan Narciso
INRA-Versailles, FR
10:05 - 10:25
Gender-related protein N-glycosylation in the pest insect Nilaparvata lugens
Freja Scheys
Ghent University, BE
10:25 - 10:45
A sweet and unexpected key to a blocked door in protein biosynthesis
Jürgen Lassak
LMU Munich, DE
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 13:00
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
Metabolic engineering of sialic acids to visualize and modulate host-pathogen interactions and inhibit bacterial and viral infections
Emiel Rossing
Radboud University, NL
12:20 - 12:40
Mutation of Tyr137 of the universal Escherichia coli fimbrial adhesin FimH relaxes the tyrosine gate prior to mannose binding
Eva-Maria Krammer
Univ. Lille, FR
12:40 - 13:00
Fluorescent trimeric hemagglutinins reveal multivalent receptor binding properties
Robert de Vries
Utrecht University, NL
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break & poster session
14:00 - 16:05
Session 3 Glyco-analytics

Chair: Stéphane Vincent

14:00 - 14:45
Insights and Lessons from Microarray Experiments on the Glycan Binding Specificities of Immune Receptors
Niels Reichardt
CIC biomaGUNE, ES
Invited speaker
14:45 - 15:05
Comparison of 2-aminobenzamide, procainamide and RapiFluor-MS as derivatizing agents for high-throughput N-glycan analysis
Toma Keser
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, HR
15:05 - 15:25
CGE-LIF as a novel approach for the analysis of glycosphingolipid-derived glycans
Charlotte Rossdam
Institute of Clinical Biochemistry, Hannover Medical School, DE
15:25 - 15:45
Simultaneous glycopeptide profiling of immunoglobulin G and A reveals glycan changes in colorectal cancer
Ana Momcilovic
Leiden University Medical Center, NL
15:45 - 16:05
Opening up prospects for bioinformatics-aided glycoscience
Frederique Lisacek
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, CH
16:05 - 16:40
Coffee break
16:05 - 17:30
Poster session
17:30 - 19:15
Social Activity: City tour
19:15 - 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: Glyco-active enzymes

Chair: Tom Desmet

09:00 - 09:45
Enzymatic Synthesis of Glycoconjugates
Sabine Flitsch
University of Manchester, UK
Invited speaker
09:45 - 10:05
Characterization of mammalian C-mannosyltransferases
Hermann Jan Hütte
Hannover Medical School, DE
10:05 - 10:25
Galactose restores glycosylation through replenishing activated monosaccharides in PGM1-CDG
Matthew Bird
KUL-VIB, BE
10:25 - 10:45
Dissection of TMEM165 function in Golgi glycosylation and its Mn2+ sensitivity
Elodie Lebredonchel
UGSF / CBP CHRU Lille, FR
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 12:15
Session 5: Glycobiotechnogy

Chair: Nico Callewaert

11:15 - 11:35
Biocatalytic synthesis of the rare sugar kojibiose: Process scale-up & application testing
Koen Beerens
Centre for Synthetic Biology – Unit for Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering, Ghent University, BE
11:35 - 11:55
New chemical tools to modulate sialic acid expression and recognition
Johan Pijnenborg
Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
11:55 - 12:15
Exploring the influence of N-glycosylation on allergen-specific immunotherapy
Charlot De Wachter
VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
12:15 - 12:20
Closure and announcement of Joint Glycobiology Meeting 2019
12:20 - 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.
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