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29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018

21-23 October 2018, Ghent, Belgium
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City pavilion - Ghent (Architects: Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee)
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People at Conference
Thagaste Library Ghent - Venue
Thagaste Library Ghent - Venue
St. Michiels bridge - Ghent
St. Michiels bridge - Ghent
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Stained Glass Window Thagaste Ghent - Venue
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Guided Tour Ghent
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Thagaste Ghent - Venue
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Gravensteen - Ghent
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.

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Program

Day 1 - Sunday, 21 October, 2018

18:00
19:30
Registration
18:30
20:00
Welcome reception

Day 2 - 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
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
10:05
10:25
Gender-related protein N-glycosylation in the pest insect Nilaparvata lugens
10:25
10:45
A sweet and unexpected key to a blocked door in protein biosynthesis
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
12:00
12:20
Metabolic engineering of sialic acids to visualize and modulate host-pathogen interactions and inhibit bacterial and viral infections
12:20
12:40
Mutation of Tyr137 of the universal Escherichia coli fimbrial adhesin FimH relaxes the tyrosine gate prior to mannose binding
12:40
13:00
Fluorescent trimeric hemagglutinins reveal multivalent receptor binding properties
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
14:45
15:05
Comparison of 2-aminobenzamide, procainamide and RapiFluor-MS as derivatizing agents for high-throughput N-glycan analysis
Selected from abstracts
15:05
15:25
CGE-LIF as a novel approach for the analysis of glycosphingolipid-derived glycans
Selected from abstracts
15:25
15:45
Simultaneous glycopeptide profiling of immunoglobulin G and A reveals glycan changes in colorectal cancer
15:45
16:05
Opening up prospects for bioinformatics-aided glycoscience
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

Day 3 - Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

09:00
10:45
Session 4: Glyco-active enzymes

Chair: Tom Desmet

09:00
09:45
Enzymatic Synthesis of Glycoconjugates
09:45
10:05
Characterization of mammalian C-mannosyltransferases
10:05
10:25
Galactose restores glycosylation through replenishing activated monosaccharides in PGM1-CDG
10:25
10:45
Dissection of TMEM165 function in Golgi glycosylation and its Mn2+ sensitivity
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
Selected from abstracts
11:35
11:55
New chemical tools to modulate sialic acid expression and recognition
Selected from abstracts
11:55
12:15
Exploring the influence of N-glycosylation on allergen-specific immunotherapy
12:15
12:20
Closure and announcement of Joint Glycobiology Meeting 2019
12:20
14:00
Lunch break
14:00
Departure

Organizing committee

Malgorzata Dubiel

Ghent University, BE

Freja Scheys

Ghent University, BE

Linde Van Landuyt

Ghent University, BE

Elien De Bousser

Ghent University, BE

Annelies Van Hecke

Ghent University, BE

Patrice Soumillion

Université Catholique de Louvain, BE

Stéphane Vincent

Université de Namur, BE

Sarah Lebeer

Antwerp University, BE

Wim Van den Ende

KU Leuven, BE

Abstracts

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

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.