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 "Microbial Glycobiology" conference will provide  focus on the diverse topics such as: host-pathogen interactions, the human microbiome, polysaccharide-based vaccines and therapeutics, industrial applications including biofilms and enzymes. 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 close proximity to the sea offers venues to more informal events. 

View the Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: April 28, 2016         Last Day to Register: May 13, 2016 


  • Meet the Expert Session: 'Careers in Industry, Legal, and Regulatory Tracks' Discussion Leaders will host tables at lunch for young & established scientists to discuss alternative careers besides the typical academic track. Format: Overview then Question & Answer period.
  • Short talks selected from abstracts of posters.
  • Sunday Welcome Reception. 
  • Things to do in the Palm Beach area. 

Keynote Speaker

Alisdair Boraston, PhD
Univ. of Victoria, Canada

Conference Organizers

Paul L. DeAngelis, Ph.D.
Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Ctr, USA

Mathew DeLisa, PhD
Cornell University, USA

Marco Moracci, PhD
Inst. of Biosciences & BioResources, CNR, Italy

Nina M. van Sorge, PharmD, PhD
Univ Medical Centrum Utrecht,The Netherlands

Conference Staff

Kristen Hagy, CMP, Conference Manager 
Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email:  src@faseb.org   Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: June 12-17, 2016
Location: Marriott West Palm Beach
                 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard
                 West Palm Beach, FL

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is less than 3 miles from the West Palm Beach Marriott.  Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL) is one hour away.

West Palm Beach Marriott Complimentary Airport Shuttle service to/from the airport is available. Use the courtesy phone located in the baggage claim area to contact the hotel for transfer to the hotel.  Shuttle hours are 6 a.m. - midnight.  

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Official Conference Lodging

Marriott West Palm Beach
1001 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL

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, please contact Alice Fay at the Marriott at alice.fay@marriott.com. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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