Cracking the Sugar Code by Navigating the Glycospace

2nd Beilstein Glyco-Bioinformatics Symposium 2011

27 June - 1 July 2011

avendi Hotel am Griebnitzsee, Potsdam, Germany

Scientific program: Carsten Kettner, Martin G. Hicks and Peter H. Seeberger

Proceedings of this Beilstein Glyco-Bioinformatics Symposium.


This Symposium brings together those scientists that “produce” data with those that “use” the data and make it available to the community. Data mining, structure prediction and docking of carbohydrates, as well as web-based services to combine proteomics and glycomics data for structure-function research and glycosylation analysis will be covered.

The first Symposium held October 2009 served as a initial opportunity for the stakeholders in the area of Glycomics to come together and discuss the future role of bioinformatics. The objective of this 2nd meeting is to continue the efforts to pave the way to integrate glycobioinformatics in a universal platform that will serve biologists, chemists and all interested in glycosciences.

Scientific Program

MIRAGE: Minimum Information Required for A Glycomics Experiment
William S. York, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Tailoring Enzymatic Reactions
Jürgen Seibel, University of Würzburg, Germany

From N-Glycans to N-Glycoproteins - Synthetic Approaches to Libraries of Glycoforms
Carlo Unverzagt, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Bioinformatics Analysis of the Glycome Guides Automated Oligosaccharide Synthesis
Peter H. Seeberger, Max Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Glycoarrays on Gold Surfaces
Sabine L. Flitsch, The University of Manchester, UK

Integrating Glycomics with Genomics: A Robotic HPLC-based Platform for High-throughput Glycan Analysis with Bioinformatics Platform for Data Interpretation in First GWAS Study of the Human Serum Glycom
Pauline M. Rudd, NIBRT, Dublin, Ireland

Sugar in the Pocket - A Contribution to Virtual Screening
Gisbert Schneider, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

Strategies for High-throughput Glycomics: Tools and Glycoinformatic Technologies
Anne Dell, Imperial College London, UK

Cracking the O-GlcNAc Code in Metabolism
Xiaoyong Yang, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Glycan Microarrays as Tools for Decoding the Glycome
James C. Paulson, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Properties of Glycomimetics to Study Carbohydrate-protein Interactions
Thisbe K. Lindhorst, Christiana Albertina University Kiel, Germany

Glycan-lectin Recognition - The Six Levels of Affinity Regulation
Hans-Jochaim Gabius, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany

High-throughput Screening for Ligands and Inhibitors of Carbohydrate Modifying Enzymes
Pamela Greenwell, University of Westminster, London, UK

Biophysical Studies on the Interactions of Bacterial Toxins
W. Bruce Turnbull, University of Leeds, UK

Alignment of Polysaccharide Sequences: Identification of the Biological Repeating Units in Bacterial Lipopolysaccharides
Roland Stenutz, IsoSep AB, Tullinge, Sweden

Identifying Key Glycan Components in Influenza Virus Infection Using Glycan Structure Mining Techniques
Kiyoko Aoki-Kinoshita, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan

The Carbohydrate-active Enzymes Database in the Metagenomic Era
Bernard Henrissat, Universités d'Aix-Marseille, France

New Developments in MonosaccharideDB, a Reference Dictionary of Carbohydrate Residue Notation
Thomas Lütteke
University of Giessen, Germany

Linking Glycomics Repositories with Data Capture
Nicolle H. Packer
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

René Ranzinger
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Leveraging Glycan Array Data with Computational Carbohydrate Graftign to Define the 3D Structure of an Anti-tumor Antibody in Complex with Carbohydrate Antigen
Robert J. Woods
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Expanding Knowledge of the Biological Context of Glycan Structures
Frédérique Lisacek
Swiss Bioinformatics Institute, Geneva, Switzerland