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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.

View the Program Agenda


Important Deadlines:

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

Highlights

  • 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
mariofeldman@wustl.edu

Michael Jennings, PhD
Institute for Glycomics, Australia
m.jennings@griffith.edu.au

Amanda L. Lewis, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis
mandylew@gmail.com

Jochen Zimmer, PhD
University of Virginia
jz3x@eservices.virginia.edu

FASEB Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Coordinator

Contact us

Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date

June 17-22, 2018

Location

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 offers an airport shuttle service at scheduled times from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Contact the property in advance to get details. Airport shuttle fee: USD $23.00 per person (one way).

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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.).

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