Microbial Glycobiology

unday,
June 8, 2014

4:00PM – 12:00PM Conference Registration

6:00PM – 7:00 PM FASEB Opening Reception

7:00PM – 8:30 PM Dinner

8:45PM – 9:30PM Keynote Speaker: Eric Martens
Human gut microbiome and glycan metabolism


Monday,
June 9, 2014

7:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast

Session 1:
9:00AM – 12:15PM
Applied Chemistry for the Study of Microbial Glycans
Session Todd Lowary, University of Alberta, Edmonton,
Canada

9:00AM – 9:15AM Welcome from FASEB

9:15AM - 9:45AM Laurence Mulard , Pastuer Institute , France
Design and development of synthetic carbohydrate-based
conjugates toward broad coverage vaccines against bacillary
dysentery


9:45AM –10:15AM Yann Guerardel, University of Lille, France
Catabolism of mycobacterial cell-wall arabinogalactan

10:15AM – 10:30 AM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

10:30AM – 11:00AM Group photo & FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break

11:00AM – 11:30AM Yukari Fujimoto, Osaka University, Japan
Bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan; chemical synthesis and
innate immunomodulation

11:30AM – 12:00PM Todd Lowry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
TBA

12:00PM – 12:15PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

12:15PM – 1:15PM Lunch

Free Afternoon

4:00PM – 6:00PM Poster Session 1 – Optional

6:00PM – 7:00PM Dinner

Session 2:
7:00PM – 10:00PM
Structural Biology of Microbial Lectins and Glyco-enzymes
Session chair: Lynne Howell, Hospital for Sick Children,
Toronto, Canada

7:00PM - 7:30PM Kaspar Loche, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics
ETH Zurich
Structural and mechanistic studies of bacterial
oligosaccharyltransferase PglB

7:30PM – 8:00PM Alisdair Boraston, University of Victoria, Victoria BC
The assault of bacteria on host glycoconjugates – a complex
problem

8:00PM – 8:15PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

8:15PM – 8:30PM Break

8:30PM – 8:45PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

8:45PM – 9:15PM Jochen Zimmer, University of Virginia
Structural and functional analysis of bacterial cellulose
biosynthesis


9:15PM – 10:00PM Lynne Howell, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto ON
Structural insights into PEL polysaccharide biosynthesis


Tuesday,
June 10, 2014

7:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast

Session 3
9:00AM – 12:15PM
Surface Glycan Biosynthesis and Assembly
Session Chair: Chris Whitfield, University of Guelph, Guelph,
Canada

9:00AM - 9:30AM Joseph Lam, University of Guelph, Guelph ON.
Insight into Wzy O-antigen polymerase mechanism and its
link to chain-length regulation


9:30AM –10:00AM Stephen Trent, University of Texas (Austin),
It's what's on the outside that counts: Remodeling the
Gram-negative bacterial surface


10:00AM – 10:15AM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

10:15AM – 10:45AM FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break

10:45AM – 11:15AM Dan Khane, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Lipopolysaccharide transport and assembly in Escherichia
coli

11:15AM – 12:00PM Chris Whitfield, University of Guelph
Sugar coating - assembly of bacterial capsules

12:00PM – 12:15PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

12:15PM – 1:15PM

1:15PM – 2:15PM
Lunch

Meet the Expert

Free Afternoon

4:00PM – 6:00PM Poster Session 2

6:00PM – 7:00PM Dinner


Session 4:
7:00PM – 9:00PM
7 p.m. Glycans in Mutualisms and Microbial communities
Session chair: Karen Visick, Loyola University USA


7:00PM - 7:30PM Karen Visick, Loyola University Health System
Vibrio fischeri biofilm formation and colonization

7:30PM – 8:00PM Wenyuan Shi, UCLA School of Dentistry
TBA

8:00PM – 8:15PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

8:15PM – 8:30PM Break

8:30PM – 9:00PM Yves Brun, Indiana University Department of Biology, USA
The Caulobacter holdfast

9:00PM – 10:00PM Networking




Wednesday,
June 11, 2014

7:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast

Session 5
9:00AM – 12:15PM
Microbial Protein Glycosylation
Session Chair: Christina Schäffer, Universitat fur
Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria

9:00AM - 9:30AM Ken Jarrell, Queen's University, Kingston ON
N-glycosylation and surface structures in the archaeon
Methanococcus maripaludis


9:30AM –10:00AM Matthew DeLisa, Cornell University
TBA

10:00AM – 10:15AM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

10:15AM – 10:45AM FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break

10:45AM – 11:15AM Daan van Aalten, University of Dundee Scotland
TBA

11:15AM – 12:00PM Dr. Christina Schäffer, Universitat fur Bodenkultur Wien
TBA

12:00PM – 12:15PM Ian Schoenhofen, National Research Council Canada
TBA

12:15PM – 1:15PM Lunch

1:15PM-2:15PM Meet the expert

Free Afternoon

4:00PM – 6:00PM Poster Session 3 – Optional

6:00PM – 7:00PM Dinner

Session 6:
7:00PM – 9:45PM
Interactions with Host Cells
Session chair, Rajender Deora, Wake Forest University
School of Medicine, USA

7:00PM - 7:30PM Dan Wozniak, Ohio State University
Biofilms and immunity in chronic infections


7:30PM – 8:00PM Amanda Lewis, Washington University
Glycobiology and Women's Health: Mimicry and Degradation
of Glycans during Urogenital Host-Pathogen Interactions


8:00PM – 8:15PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

8:15PM – 8:30PM Break

8:30PM – 8:45PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

8:45PM – 9:15PM Lokesh Joshi, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
TBA

9:15PM – 9:45PM Rajender Deora, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
TBA


Thursday,
June 12, 2014

7:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast

Session 7
9:00AM – 12:15PM
Polysaccharide-based Vaccines and Therapeutics
Session chair: Willie F. Vann, FDA Bethesda, USA

9:00AM - 9:30AM David Bundle, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Synthetic antigens provide an opportunity for a brucellosis
vaccine


9:30AM –10:00AM Michael Kowarik, Glycovaxn AG, Switzerland
TBA

10:00AM – 10:15AM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

10:15AM – 10:45AM FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break

10:45AM – 11:15AM Christine Szymanski
TBA

11:15AM – 12:00PM Willie F. Vann, FDA, Bethesda, MD
TBA

12:00PM – 12:15PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

12:15PM – 12:45PM Business Meeting

12:45PM – 1:45PM Lunch

Free Afternoon

1:00PM – 6:00PM Optional Organized Group Activity

4:00PM – 6:00PM Poster Session 4 – Optional

6:00PM – 7:00PM Dinner

Session 8:
7:00PM – 10:00PM
Applications of Microbial Enzymes
Session Chair: Paul DeAngelis, University of Oklahoma, USA

7:00PM - 7:30PM Xi Chen, University of California
Microbial glycosyltransferases and mutants in one-pot
multienzyme synthesis of glycans

7:30PM – 8:00PM Juergen Seibel, Universität Würzburg, Germany
ON THE ROAD TO DREAM CATALYSIS - Expanding Enzymes
Horizon to New Glycan Reactions

8:00PM – 8:15PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

8:15PM – 8:30PM Break

8:30PM – 8:45PM Short Talk Selected From Submitted Abstracts

8:45PM – 9:15PM Marco Moracci, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Naples
Italy
Microbial glycosynthases: development and utilities


9:15PM – 9:45PM Paul DeAngelis, University of Oklahoma
TBA




Friday,
June 13, 2014

7:30AM – 8:30AM Breakfast

8:30AM – 9:00AM Closing Comments

9:00AM Departures
Boxed Lunches Available

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8 Jun - 13 Jun 2014

Itasca
United States of America
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