Scientific Program

The electronic version of the book of abstracts is available here.


Tuesday, 25 June


9.00
Opening

Session Chair: Kiyoko Aoki-Kinoshita

9.15
Structural Investigations of the Roles of Glycans in Infection, Immunity and Cancer
Catherine E. Costello, Boston University Medical School, MA, USA

9.50
Glycome of Stem Cells: From Structural Analysis to Social Implementation

Hiroaki Tateno, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Iberaki, Japan

10.25
Poster Lightning Talks #1
(Posters 1 - 4)

10.45
Coffee Break and Poster Session

11.15
Mining Glycan Microarray Data using Anti-carbohydrate Binding of Antibodies in Human Serum
Richard D. Cummings, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA, USA

11.50
Targeting Siglecs to Suppress Allergies
James C- Paulson, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

12.25
Software Elevator Talks #1
(Software 1 - 3)
chaired by René Ranzinger

12.40
Lunch

Session Chair: Ulrika Westerlind

14.00
Giant dsDNA Viruses Taste for Sugars
Cristina de Castro, University of Napoli, Italy

14.35
Understanding the Molecular Details of Mucin-type O-Glycosylation by Glycsolytransferase Bump-and-hole Engineering
Benjamin Schumann, Imperial College London, UK

15.10
Poster Lightning Talks #2
(Posters 5 - 8)

15.30
Tea Break and Poster Session

16.00
Glycoprotein Data Visualization in GlyCosmos
Kiyoko Aoki-Kinoshita, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan

16.35
Challenges for the CAZy Database in the Era of High-throughput Sequencing and Functional Screening
Nicolas Terrapon, Aix-Marseille University, France

17.10
Some (in)consistency Issues in Grouping Glyco-entities
Frédérique Lisaceck, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, Switzerland

17.45
Software Elevator Talks #2
(Software 4-5)
chaired by René Ranzinger

17.50
Poster Lightning Talks #3
(Posters 9 - 12)

19.30
Dinner


Wednesday, 26 June


Session Chair: Benjamin Schumann

9.00
Standardization of Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) Sequences binding to Proteins and Creation of a Pipeline for the Curation of GAG-protein Interactions: Application to GAG Interaction Networks
Sylvie Ricard-Blum, University Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

9.35
Glycomics and Proteomics of Brain Pathologies
Joe Zaia, Boston University, MA, USA

10.10
Coffee Break and Poster Session

10.40
Contextualized Functions of Glycans in Human Tissue Formation
Hans Wandall, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11.15
Challenges in Defining the Structure and Function of Invertebrate N-Glycans
Iain Wilson, Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria

11.50
Software Elevator Talks #3
(Software 7 - 8)
chaired by René Ranzinger

12.00
Lunch

13.15
Software Demo Session
chaired by René Ranzinger

Session Chair: Frédérique Lisacek

14.15
Sugars in the Gas Phase - From Structure to Reaction Mechanisms
Kevin Pagel, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

14.50
Glycomimetic Tools to Understand Decoding of the Glycan Code
Christoph Rademacher, MPI for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

15.25
Dimensions of Glycomimetics
Thisbe K. Lindhorst, Christiana Albertina University Kiel, Germany

16.30
Guided Excursion in the Old Town of Limburg

19.30
Dinner


Thursday, 27 June


Session Chair: Rob Woods

9.00
Glycans as Biomarkers and Functional Effectors in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases
Gordan Lauc, University of Zagreb, Croatia

9.35
Update on 1st Human Glycoproteomics Initiative (HUPO/HGI) Study: Interlaboratory Evaluation of Software for Intact Glycopeptide Analysis by MS
Nicolle Packer, Macquarie University, Syndey, Australia

10.10
Glycoscience in the Algae
Rob Field, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

10.45
Coffee Break

11.15
Carbohydrates and Glycomimetics from the Viewpoint of a Computational Chemist
Martin Frank, Biognos AB, Gothenburg, Sweden

11.50
From Symbolic Carbohydrate Notations to Atomic Coordinates
Philip Toukach, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia

12.25
Lunch

Session Chair: Niclas Karlsson

13.30
GlyGen - Computational and Informatics Resources for Glycosciences
René Ranzinger, University of Athens, GA, USA

14.05
Introducing UniCarbKB 2.0 and SPRIT-Gly
Matthew Campbell, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

14.40
Tea Break

15.10
GlyFinder and GlyProbity: New online Tools for Locating and Curating Carbohydrate Structures in wwPDB
Rob Woods, University of Athens, GA, USA

15.45
O-Glycologue: a Simulator of the Enzymes of O-linked Glycosylation
Andrew McDonald, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

16.20
MIRAGE Presentation and Workshop Discussion
René Ranzinger and Carsten Kettner

17.30
Closing Remarks

19.30
Dinner