The Microbial Glycobiology Conference

June 12–16, 2022
Lisbon, Portugal

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June 12-16, 2022

Launched in 2004, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) covers the rapidly growing area of microbial glycobiology, from microbial degradation of complex glycans to host-microbe interactions and viral glycobiology.

The conference brings together individuals with an interest in the role of glycans in microbial biology. It is the only international meeting on this topic and provides the ideal environment to exchange ideas and learn about new advances in the field. The meeting is structured to encourage engagement between those from a broad spectrum of experience and background.

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: May 2, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: May 12, 2022
Housing Deadline: May 12, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: May 22, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: June 8, 2022


The meeting covers the myriad roles that glycans play in nearly all aspects of microbial functioning, including glycans in cell-signaling, host-microbe interactions, nutrient acquisition, carbohydrate degradation, capsule synthesis, immune evasion, and viral glycobiology.

The work discussed will encompass a wide range of broad techniques including biophysics and structural biology, enzymology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, glycan detection and synthesis, and vaccine development.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • Glycans in Pathogenicity
  • Structural Biology of Host-Glycan Degrading Enzymes
  • Carbohydrate-Active Enzyme Discovery in Pathogens and Symbionts
  • New Carbohydrate-Active Enzyme Families
  • Host-Microbe Interactions
  • Glycoimmunology and Viral Glycobiology

The conference covers eight scientific sessions with invited speakers, each including four oral presentations selected from abstracts, and two poster presentation sessions. We are delighted to have Galit Alter, PhD, (Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard) present the keynote lecture.

A panel of speakers in the “Meet the Expert” sessions will address questions asked by registrants in advance, based on the provided schedule and speaker information, followed by informal round-table discussions.

Student employment data indicates that most PhD graduates move to non-academic career streams. We are providing as much opportunity as possible for attendees to interact with individuals in non-academic roles as well as academic research.

Keynote Lecture

Galit Alter, PhD, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard



Patrick Moynihan, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nicole Koropatkin, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Elisabeth Lowe, PhD

Newcastle University Research Fellow, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Mattias Collin, PhD

Professor, Lund University

Registration Fees

Early registration is available until May 26, 2022
$1199 + VAT
Students: $1049 + VAT
Invited Speakers: $1199 + VAT

Regular registration fees start on May 27, 2022
$1349 + VAT
Students: $1199 + VAT
Invited Speakers: $1199 + VAT

Travel and Lodging

Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) (4.3 miles / 6.9 km from hotel)

Lisbon Marriott Hotel - Avenida dos Combatentes 45, Lisboa (Lisbon) 1600-042 Portugal 

€150/night (single room) €160/night (double). The discounted room rate cutoff date is May 12, 2022. Rates include VAT (currently at 6%) and service charges, but do not include city tax (€2,00 per person, per night. Maximum seven nights). 

The registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below: 
Online: Reservation link TBD 

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here. The average cost of a taxi from this airport to the conference location is approx. €10. 

Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

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