Next Challenge – Impact of Glycosylation

Date: 2019-11-12

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: Hörsalen, Medicon Village, Lund

Host: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


Carbohydrates are important molecules in nature. Glycans on cells, on mucosal surfaces and in the extracellular matrix modulate and mediate interactions that are critical to the development and function of a complex multicellular organisms. New methodology and knowledge are rapidly emerging and has greatly expanded our understanding of the role of these biomolecules and how they can be prepared. This symposium aims at highlighting recent advances within this broad, complex, and interdisciplinary research area. 


Sven Lidin, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden

Ulf Lindahl, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden

Genome-wide Strategies to Understand Glycans
Jeffrey Esko, University of California San Diego, USA 

Making complex glycan synthesis easy
Geert-Jan Boons, University of Georgia, USA

Coffee break

Glycan-mediated regulation of immune cell signaling
James Paulson, Scripps Research Institute, USA


Automated Glycan Assembly as Basis for Molecular Glycobiology, Vaccine Development and Material Science
Peter Seeberger, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

Recombinant and engineered lectins for research and diagnostics
Anne Imberty, CNRS Grenoble, France

Coffee break

The Mechanisms of Glycans in and on Proteins
Ben Davis, Oxford University,  UK

Nutrient Regulation of Signaling & Transcription by O-GlcNAcylation
Gerald W. Hart, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

Harnessing Chemistry to Understand the Roles of Glycosylation in Neuroplasticity
Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Caltech, USA

End of Symposium

The Symposium is organised by the Academy´s class for chemistry, biosciences and medical sciences.

Organising committee
Peter Somfai, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Olof Ramström, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Lena Kjellén, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Gunnar C. Hansson, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Louise Dahlgren, administrator, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


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