Keynote Speakers

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

Presidential Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Oklahoma, USA

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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, Germany

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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, Canada

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

Associate Professor
Molecular Biology
Institute for Clinical Biochemistry
Hannover Medical School, Germany

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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, Canada

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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, USA

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

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry
UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA

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