Invited Speakers 2017-11-28T08:34:19+00:00

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, May 9th – Opening Keynote

Imogen Coe
Imogen Coe
Embedding Equity, Delivering Diversity, Saving Science in Canada

Dean, Faculty of Science
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

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Thursday, May 10th

Nicole Koropatkin
Nicole Koropatkin
Molecular Details of Glycan Scavenging by Members of the Human Gut Microbiota

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Website │ Biography

Christoph Rademacher
Christoph Rademacher
Small Molecule Modulators of C-type Lectin Receptor Functions

Group Leader, Structural Glycobiology
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Website │ Biography

Stephen Withers
Stephen Withers
Discovery of CAZymes for Cell Surface Glycan Removal Through Metagenomics: Towards Universal Blood

Professor, Departments of Chemisty/Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Friday, May 11th – Joint Session with Sialoglyco

Herbert Hildebrandt
Herbert Hildebrandt
Novel Insights into Polysialic Acid Functions in Brain Development and Disease

Professor, Department of Cellular Chemistry
Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Website │ Biography

Natalie Strynadka
Natalie Strynadka
Structure-Based Analysis of Polysialyltransferases

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

Website │ Biography

Robert Yu
Robert Yu
Glycobiology of Neural Stem Cells– Role of Glycolipids in Cell Fate
Determination

Professor, Departments of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine/Neurology
Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia

Website │ Biography