Keynote Speakers

Paul DeAngelis
Paul DeAngelis
“Glycosaminoglycan Engineering: Towards Novel Polymers & New Therapeutics”

Presidential Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Oklahoma

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Stefanie Barbirz
Stefanie Barbirz
“Highly specific binders for bacterial polysaccharides: Bacteriophage tailspike proteins as fundamental research models and valuable diagnosis tools”

Group Leader
Biochemistry
University of Potsdam

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Chris Whitfield
Chris Whitfield
“Polymerases, terminators, molecular rulers and transporters – integrated quality control systems in microbial glycan assembly”

Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Guelph

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Martina Mühlenhoff
Martina Mühlenhoff
“Sialic acid O-acetylation – from bacteria to man”

Associate Professor
Molecular Biology
Hannover Medical School
Institute for Cellular Chemistry

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Ratmir Derda
Ratmir Derda
“Genetically encoded discovery of ligands for carbohydrate binding proteins and disease-specific antibodies”

Assistant Professor
Chemistry
University of Alberta

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Jeffrey Esko
Jeffrey Esko
“Heparan Sulfate: Light at the End of the Chain”

Professor
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of California

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Jennifer Kohler
Jennifer Kohler
“New Chemical Biology Tools to Discover Glycoconjugate Function”

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry
UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Immuno-oncology Workshop Speakers

Zafrira Avnur
Zafrira Avnur
“GlycoNet: Academia-Industry Collaborations ”

Chief Scientific Officer
Quark Venture

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Nai-Kong Cheung
Nai-Kong Cheung
“Navigating Human T Cells to Carbohydrate Targets for Cancer Therapy”

Chair of Pediatric Oncolology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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James Dennis
James Dennis
“Metabolism and the N-Glycome in the Regulation of Cell Surface Receptors”

Professor
Molecular Genetics,
University of Toronto

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Kate Rittenhouse-Olson
Kate Rittenhouse-Olson
“Progress in the Clinical Translation of JAA-F11, an Anti-Thomsen-Friedenreich Antibody, for Use in Breast and Lung Cancer Therapy”

Professor
Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
SUNY Buffalo

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Surjit Dixit
Surjit Dixit
“Structure Guided Approach to Design of Multifunctional Biologics with Immunotherapeutic Applications ”

Chief Technology Officer
Zymeworks

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