Glycobiotechnology 2016

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About: This exciting high profile 2-day event will showcase the successes and achievements of IBCarb network members so far as we reach the mid way point of the network. We aim to host over 100 professionals, academics and students working in the area of glycobiotechnology from across the UK. Come along to find about the latest developments in glycobiotechnology and hear about future opportunities.

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Day 1 - Monday 4th April

10.00 -10.30 Arrival, Registration & Coffee

Session 1 Chair: Sabine Flitsch (IBCarb Director & University of Manchester)

10.30 – 10.40 Welcome & Introduction – Sabine Flitsch

10.40 – 11.10 Key Note Speaker – Serge Perez (CNRS, FR) ‘Deciphering the multi-scale architecture of biomaterials at synchrotron radiation facilities.’

Industry profile talks -

11.10 – 11.25 Croda Europe Ltd – Timothy Miller, Research Scientist

11.25 – 11.40 Carbosynth Ltd – Rachel Pearce, Business Development Manager

11.40 – 11.55 GSK – Rob Young, Group Leader

11.55 - 12.25 Key Note Speaker: Henrik Scheller (University of California, US) ‘Cell wall biosynthesis as a target for improved biofuels production.’

12.25 – 1.45 Lunch

Session 2 Chair: Cleo Kontoravdi (Imperial College London)

IBCarb collaborative project talks -

1.45 – 2.00 Jerry Turnbull (University of Liverpool) - ‘Chemoenzymatic production of high value heparinbased compounds for biotechnology applications.’

2.00 – 2.15 Baptiste Thomas (University of Manchester) – ‘Generation of DNA-encoded carbohydrate libraries using biocatalysis.’

2.15 – 2.30 Dani Ungar (University of York) – 'Exploring the generation of single glycoprotein glycoforms.’

2.30 – 3.00 Key Note Speaker: Dan Higazi (MedImmune, GB) - ‘Glycosylation of Biologic Drugs: Why it matters, how we control it, opportunities.

3.00 – 3.45 Coffee/Tea/Networking

Session 3 Chair: Stuart Haslam (Imperial College London)

Industry profile talks -

3.45 – 4.00 Qylco – Josef Voglmeir, Head of R&D

4.00 - 4.15 Dextra Laboratories – Andy Hacking, Research Director

4.15 – 4.30 Waters Corporation - Jonathan Jones, Strategic Marketing Manager

4.30 – 4.45 Ludger Ltd - Daniel Spencer, Head of Development

4.45 – 5.15 Keynote Speaker: Pauline Rudd (NIBRT, IE) - ‘Advances in glycoanalytics open the way to new insights in biotechnology and systems biology.’

5.15 – 5.30 Summary and close

Session 4

7pm Networking Dinner


Day 2 - Tuesday 5th April

Session 5 Chair: Nathalie Juge (Institute for Food Research)

9.00-9.05 Welcome to day 2

Industry profile talks -

9.05 – 9.20 GlycoMar Ltd - Charlie Bavington, Managing Director

9.20 – 9.35 Prozomix – Simon Charnock, Managing Director

9.35 – 9.50 Mars – Isabella Van Damme, Materials Development Programme Manager

9.50 – 10.20 Key Note Speaker: Markus Aebi (ETH Zurich, CH) - The making of N-glycoproteins - from basic science to high-tech applications.’

10.20 – 11.20 Coffee/Tea/Networking

Session 6 Chair: Rob Field (IBCarb Co-Director & John Innes Centre)

IBCarb collaborative project talks -

11.20 - 11.35 Martin Fascione (University of York) - Automated oligosaccharide synthesis.’

11.35 – 11.50 Sarah Allman (Open University) -Production of α2-3 sialylated glyco-standards using a parasite-derived trans-sialidase for use in biopharmaceutical and glycomics analyses.’

11.50 - 12.20 Key Note Speaker: Arthur Ragauskas (Georgia Tech, US) - ‘Biorefining and GlycoScience’

12.20 – 12.30 Summary & close

12.30 - Networking Lunch & depart

Funding available - Proof of Concept funding (up to £100K) is available to support academic-industry collaborations between participants that focus on strategic areas of glycobiotechnology following this event. Visit ibcarb.com/funding to find out more.

Travel bursaries of up to £200 are available for PhDs and PDRAs attending this event. Visit ibcarb.com/funding for details on how to apply.

Organising committee:

Professor Stephen Eichhorn, University of Exeter

Professor Rob Field, John Innes Centre & IBCarb Co-Director

Professor Sabine Flitsch, University of Manchester & IBCarb Director

Dr Stuart Haslam, Imperial College London

Dr Nathalie Juge, Institute for Food Research, Norwich

Dr Cleo Kontoravdi, Imperial College London

Dr Bruce Turnbull, University of Leeds

Professor Jerry Turnbull, University of Liverpool

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