Microbial Glycobiology

Conference Summary

The field of Glycobiology itself and the subset of Microbial Glycobiology are rapidly expanding due to their growing importance for health & economy. Many cutting edge technologies are identifying or characterizing new microbial glycosylation pathways, novel bioactive glycans, a plethora of carbohydrate-active proteins, and the complexity of interactions between host and microbial systems. The biotechnological applications of microbial glycans and enzymes with the roles in virulence/vaccines also keep the field growing.

This FASEB SRC will provide focus on the diverse topics such as: Cell Surface Exposed Glycans of Bacteria and Archaea, host-pathogen interactions, Microbial Symbiosis and Dysbiosis, polysaccharide-based vaccines and therapeutics, industrial applications including biofilms and glycoengineering. The common element of glycosciences in this diverse group fuels the collaborative projects and the cross-fertilization of ideas that make this field exciting for many researchers in academia and industry. The organizers and chairs will invite persons to speak on a wide variety of subject matter (model systems, diseases, macromolecules, etc) and technologies (genetics, mass spectroscopy, X-ray, NMR, etc ).  Some short talks in various sessions will be selected from submitted abstracts. The poster sessions will provide opportunities to learn and network.  The dessert oasis ambient offers venues to more informal events.

Important Deadlines:

  • Early bird registration deadline April 23, 2018
  • Last day to register May 16, 2018


  • Career-development workshop “From academia to industry” is good opportunity to meet experts with ties to industry and scientists who have had roles in various stages of smaller startups
  • Short talks selected from abstracts of posters
  • Sunday Welcome Reception.

Keynote Speaker

Chris Whitfield, PhD
University of Guelph, Canada

Conference Organizers

Mario Feldman, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Michael Jennings, PhD
Institute for Glycomics, Australia

Amanda L. Lewis, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis

Jochen Zimmer, PhD
University of Virginia

FASEB Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Manager

Contact us

Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location


June 17-22, 2018


The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The closest airport is Scottsdale Airport (SDL) is 6.2 miles from the Resort. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) is 11.2 miles. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort no longer offers an airport shuttle service. Attendees can contact SuperShuttle or grab a cab or an Uber.

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Official Conference Lodging

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.).

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, we will make the reservations for the additional days.  Please make note of the dates in the Notes section of your registration.  You’ll receive a room confirmation approximately 30 days before the start of the conference.  You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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