EMBO Workshop "Glycobiology & Glycochemistry: Applications to human health and disease"

May 26-30, 2014; Location: FCM-UNL

EMBO Workshop: Glycobiology & Glycochemistry: Applications to human health and disease


It is our pleasure to announce the EMBO Workshop “Glycobiology and Glycochemistry: Applications to human health and disease”, supported by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), The EMBO Workshop will be taking place in Lisbon at Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, from 26 to 30 May 2014.

This Workshop is intended for students and young investigators. The lectures will cover the latest advances in the identification of glycans and key glycobiological aspects in various fields of Medicine. It aims to instigate the creation of “scientifically bilingual” investigators fluent in glycan chemistry and biology. This is necessary in order to sustain and advance the identification of key glycobiological aspects and the application of Glycans and Glycoengineering strategies in the design of novel therapies to improve human health.

Please visit the Workshop website and find more about our program, full of scientific and social activities!

Themes covered will include:
 Glycochemistry
 Glycans in human physiological mechanisms
 Glycans and Cancer
 Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation
 Biosynthesis of disease related carbohydrate antigens
 Methods in Glycosciences

Paula Videira, Portugal
Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Amélia Pilar Rauter, Portugal

Scientific advisory committee:
Serge Perez, France;
Celso Reis, Portugal;
Vanessa Ferreira, Portugal

The Workshop is taking place in the beautiful and sunny city of Lisbon, Portugal
Faculdade de Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

Confirmed Teachers:

Alexandre Ferreira, Institute of Oncology of Porto, Portugal Amélia Pilar Rauter, The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Angelina Palma , NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
Anne Dell, Imperial College London, UK
Antoni Planas, Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
Dirk Lefeber, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Fabio Dall'Olio, Faculty of Medicine Bologna University, Italy Hans Wandall, Copenhagen Center for Glycomics , University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Joseph Lau, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA
Marco Trinchera, The University of Insubria, Italy
Michaela Wimmerova, Central European Institute of Technology, Czech Republic
Paula Videira, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
Richard Schmidt, Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz, Germany
Rui Vitorino, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Serge Perez, Department of Molecular Pharmacochemistry, Grenoble, France
Stefan Oscarson, University College Dublin, Ireland Yvette van Kooyk, Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology, The Netherlands

EMBO Programme provides funds to offer travel grants to participants coming from labs in countries in need of scientific strengthening (see EMBO eligibility criteria). In addition, we expect additional sponsoring to offer grants to registered students.

Administrative contact:
E-mail address
Mónica Belchior, Telephone (+351) 218803066
Organizer contact:
Paula Videira

EMBO workshop_26-30 May 2014

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