On the future of glycosciences?

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Carbohydrates are biomolecules with a fascinating structural diversity and complexity. The workshop will explore their future application in the domains of biopharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics, personalized medicine, materials, environmental sustainability and innovative bio-industry.

Detailed programme:

Wednesday 5 June
8:30am - 10am Natural and Biomimetic Glycocompounds
Chairwoman: Christine Chirat

8:30 - 9:10 Keynote lecture by Silvia Vignolini, University of Cambridge, UK

9:10 - 9:35 Negative Pressure Generation in Plant Tissues Leads to Extreme Effects
- Philippe Marmottant, LIPhy, CNRS - UGA

9:35 - 10:00 Chemoenzymatically Designed 13C Heparan Sulfate Oligosaccharides Report Efficiently on Protein Binding Specificity
- Cédric Laguri, IBS, CEA - CNRS - UGA
10am - 10:30am
Coffee break
10:30am - 12:30pm
Bioactive Glycomolecules I
Chairman: Romain Vivès

10:30 - 11:10 Keynote lecture by Antonio Molinaro, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

11:10 - 11:35 Hen Egg-White Lysozyme Engineering for the Synthesis of Chitinoligosaccharides
- Antoine Rousseau, Cermav, CNRS

11:35 - 12:00 How intrinsic disorder modulates glycans recognition and binding: A time-resolved atomistic perspective from molecular simulations
- Elisa Fadda, Maynooth University, Ireland

12:00 - 12:30 Flash talks about posters
12:30pm - 2pm
2pm - 4pm
Bioactive Glycomolecules  II
Chairwoman: Anne Imberty

2:00 - 2:40 Keynote lecture by Christoph Rademacher, Doctor and Group leader - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

2:40 - 4:00 Posters
Thursday 6 June
10:30am - 12:30pm Bioeconomy for Glycoscience
Chairwoman: Maud Rio

10:30 - 11:10 Keynote lecture by Rodney Townsend, GnosTek, UK

11:10 - 11:35 A Framework for Modelling Emerging Processes’ Upscaling from an Environmental Perspective
- Damien Evrard, G-Scop, Grenoble INP

11:35 - 12:00 Title to be confirmed

12:00 - 12:25 Bacterial Glycoconjugate Binding Mechanisms and Glycomimicking thereof
- Julie Bouckaert, UGSF, University of Lille
12:30pm - 2pm Lunch
2pm - 4pm
New and Smart Glycomaterials
Chairman: Laurent Heux

14:00 - 14:40 Keynote lecture by Bjorn Christensen, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

14:40 - 15:05 Responsive polysaccharide/fatty acid complexes: understanding them to design smart materials
- Leornardo Chiappisi, Institut Laue-Langevin and Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

15:05 - 15:30 Tailored Hyaluronic Acid-based Nanogels as Boron Delivery Systems for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
- Vanina Cosenza, Cermav, CNRS

15:30 - 15:55 Title to be confirmed
4pm - 4:30pm
Coffee break
4:30pm - 6pm
Virtual and Real Glycotools
Chairwoman: Aurélie Bouchet-Spinelli

16:30 - 17:10 Keynote lecture by Frédérique Lisacek,  Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, Switzerland

17:10 - 17: 35 Enhancing the Carbohydrate Protein Binding Site: Selective NMR Dynamic Nuclear Polarization
- Diego Gauto, INAC, CEA

17:35 - 18:00 Recombinant Phosl, a new tool for detection of core fucosylation
- Annabelle Varrot, Cermav, CNRS

Main speakers:

Bjorn ChristensenBjorn Christensen
Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Prof. Bjorn Christensen is full professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim in the Department of Biopolymers and Biomaterials. He  has a special interest in marine biopolymers (e.g. alginate and chitin/chitosan) that are highly abundant but underexploited renewable biomasses. Besides their natural biological and structural functions, the biopolymers can be tailored to new biomaterials with novel functionalities. 
Frédérique Lisacek

Frédérique Lisacek

Doctor and Group leader - Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva

Frédérique Lisacek is the Head of the Proteome Informatics Group (PIG) involved in developing databases and software for proteomics and glycomics applications. Senior lecturer in bioinformatics at University of Geneva.
Antonio Molinaro

Antonio Molinaro

Professor - University of Napoli Federico II

Antonio Molinaro is Professor of Organic Chemistry at University of Napoli Federico II. He has a recognised experience in isolation and structural determination of glycoconjugates from bacteria using state of art methodologies such as 2D NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.
Christoph Rademacher
Christoph Rademacher

Doctor and Group leader - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Christoph Rademacher is Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in the Department of Biomolecular Systems. He holds a ERC Starting Grant since 2017. His research is focused on the development and application of novel molecular probes to understand the role of carbohydrates in immune cell regulation.
Rodney TownsendRodney Townsend
Board Member responsible for business strategy of SusChem and Managing Partner - GnosTek

Rodney Townsend has been involved in SusChem at Board level from the beginning of 2005. SusChem is the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, recognised by the European Commission and set up to support and catalyse the development of new sustainable technologies in the areas of chemistry and biotechnology. He is also a managing parter in GnosTek UK, a business partnership which provides technical, policy and fundraising consultancy services for organisations in scientific and social enterprise sectors.
Silvia Vignolini

Silvia Vignolini

Doctor and Group leader - University of Cambridge

Silvia Vignolini is the leader of the Bio-inspired Photonics Group in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. She holds an ERC Starting Grant since 2014. Her research focuses on Materials Science, Optics, Photonics and Bio-mimetics.