Conferences

Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting (CBM15), Ghent, Belgium, May 5-8, 2024

Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting (CBM15), in a true interdisciplinary fashion, the conference focusses on both fundamental and applied aspects of carbohydrates and carbohydrate-active enzymes in fields as diverse as food/feed, pharma, cosmetics, biomaterials and the bioeconomy. More specifically, the following topics will be covered:

  • carbohydrate diversity and metabolism
  • carbohydrates in health and disease
  • omics technology and bioinformatics
  • enzyme mechanism and structure-function
  • enzyme discovery and engineering
  • applied biocatalysis and process development

In keeping with the previous editions, CBM15 will bring together glycoscientists from all over the world to share their latest findings and most exciting achievements in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Every session will be opened by an expert from academia or industry, followed by speakers selected from submitted abstracts. We especially encourage contributions from young researchers, who will also get an opportunity to pitch their poster via speed talks. Further interactions will be stimulated through social events, including a welcome reception and conference dinner (included in the registration).

European Symposium on Biological and Organic Chemistry ESBOC 2024, May 13th-15th, Biarritz, France

The ESBOC Symposia (European Symposia in Bio-Organic Chemistry), established by Cedric Hassall in 1967, has previously taken place each May at Gregynog Hall, in mid-Wales.

Following our decision to hold ESBOC in Continental Europe in alternate years, the next ESBOC Symposium will be held at the Belambra Anglet ‘La Chambre d’Amour’ in Biarritz France, from May 13th to 15th May 2024. The meeting is being co-organised with the ChemBioEurope network.

The Chair is Helen Hailes (University College London), the Vice-Chair Olalla Vázquez (Marburg University), and Boris Vauzeilles (Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS) as the previous chair.

Canadian Glycomics Symposium, Edmonton, Canada, May 27-29 2024

We are excited to announce that the 7th Canadian Glycomics Symposium and the 10th Warren Workshop will be jointly held in Edmonton, AB in May 2024. Registration and Call for Abstracts opens December 15, 2023

SialoGlyco2024, Lille, France, June 4-7 2024

The biennial SialoGlyco2024 meeting 2024 provides a venue for around 150 international researchers to exchange ideas and explore the chemistry and biology of sialic acid. This meeting has been held around the world for 30 years including in Japan, USA, Australia, Taiwan and Scotland. It is being held for the second time in France and the very first time in Lille. SialoGlyco 2024 is organized by the Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle, a long-standing internationally recognized research centre (since 1958) in the biology and chemistry of sugars. For decades, it participated to the development of the wet biological and chemical methods for the study of complex sugar. The plenary lectures will be given by renowned international experts in the chemistry, biochemistry and biology of sialic acids, while giving young researchers from the region and abroad the opportunity to showcase their research.

Mucins in Health and Disease, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 17-20, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Mucins in Health and Disease, will take place on 17-20 June 2024 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference is a fantastic opportunity to share the latest research and discoveries in the field of mucins, covering topics such as their biochemistry, roles in health and disease, interactions with pathogens, and their potential as therapeutic targets. The conference will feature presentations from leading experts in the field and opportunities for networking with colleagues from around the world. The conference venue, Quality Hotel 11, is on the vibrant waterfront of Göta älv flowing through the city of Gothenburg known for its beautiful architecture, vibrant cultural scene, and breathtaking archipelago. The conference coincides with the Swedish Midsummer festivities on 21-22 June and conference attendees will have the chance to experience this truly Swedish tradition. We invite all researchers with an interest in mucins to join us in Gothenburg in June 2024 for an engaging and informative conference that is sure to advance our understanding of these fascinating molecules.

31st International Carbohydrate Symposium (ICS2024), July 14-19, 2024, Shanghai

The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to participate in the 31st International Carbohydrate Symposium (ICS2024), to be held in July 14-19, 2024, at Shanghai. The ICS2024 will follow the convention of the previous ICS symposiums, to provide a global forum for researchers engaging in all aspects of carbohydrates. Besides classical topics on carbohydrate chemistry, chemical glycobiology, and glycobiology, are highlighted the current developments of carbohydrates and glycotechnologies in the fields of diagnosis and therapy of diseases, nutrients and cosmetics, agriculture and biofuels, and materials. The ICS2024 will reflect the state-of-art as well as future trends of the glycosciences, and forge communications and corporations between glycoscientists from various areas and disciplines. 

5th Australasian Glycoscience Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand, August 27-30 2024

We’re excited to announce, and warmly invite you to 5th Australasian Glycoscience Meeting being held in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington Aotearoa New Zealand at the beautiful waterfront location of the Wharewaka Function Centre, 27 – 30 August 2024. The theme for the symposium is “Chemistry meets Biology” and we aim to look at this exciting interface between the disciplines of glycochemistry and glycobiology – Bringing together researchers from various areas of Glycoscience to encourage and strengthen collaborations, pushing research forward for all.

FASEB Microbial Glycobiology Conference, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA, Sept 8-12, 2024

FASEB Microbial Glycobiology Conference For over 25 years, this conference has brought together an outstanding group of well-established and emerging leaders, along with a diverse group of early-career scientists and students to discuss fundamental and mechanistic aspects of microbial glycobiology, with a strong commitment to apply that knowledge in areas including biomedicine, bioengineering, and biotechnology. This year’s sessions will provide a unique platform for scientists who study the role of glycans in host-microbe interactions, microbial survival, and pathogenesis. The scientific program is structured to bring researchers together to share their latest results (including unpublished data) that will advance the field. The major themes will specifically cover the significance of glycans in bacterial cell envelope biosynthesis and function, and their role of glycans in cell signaling. The program also includes discussion on host-pathogen interactions in health and disease, microbiome modulation, chemical glycobiology and glycoengineering, glycoimmunology, and glycoconjugate-based vaccine development.

16th Bratislava Symposium on Saccharides September 23-27, 2024, Slovakia

We cordially invite you to participate in the 16th Bratislava Symposium on Saccharides (16BSS). The Symposia have been regularly organized since 1978 by the Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences. The scientific program of the 16th BSS will cover principal aspects of recent advances in the fields as Chemistry & Synthesis of Saccharides, Glycobiology & Glycomics, Glycans & Health, Glycoconjugates & Glycomaterials and Structure & Analyses. ESBOC