Glyco Bioinformatics

Glycobiology and Glycochemistry are the two main intertwined areas of Glycosciences, dealing with various aspects of glycans, including carbohydrate structure, biochemistry, biological functions and applications. 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. The glycans (carbohydrates) form a diverse group of biomolecules which play active parts in most physiological processes. The field of structural glycobiology concerns the structures of the glycans themselves, the proteins which interact with them and the nature of the interactions between the two. Drug targeting is important for our understanding of human health and disease, and for development of new therapeutic strategies.

Relevant Conferences: Glycobiology Conferences Biochemistry Conferences

7th International Conference on Bioinformatics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; International Conference on Structural Biology, August 22-23, 2016 New Orleans, USA; International Conference on Glycomics, December 01-02, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids, August 04-05, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; 2nd International Conference on Transcriptomics, September 12-14, 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; International Conference on Obesity & Chronic Diseases, July 25-27, 2016 Las Vegas USA; International Conference on New Therapeutics for Diabetes and Obesity, April 17-20, 2016 La Jolla, USA; Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, January 10-16, 2016 Tucson, USA; Euro Fed Lipid Congress, September 18-21, 2016 Gent, Belgium; Conference on Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology, February 15-19, 2016 Banff, Canada; Society for Glycobiology, November 19-22, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), April 02-06, 2016 San Diego, USA; Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), June 12-17, 2016 Florida, USA

Glycan sequences cannot be described by a simple linear one-letter code as each pair of monosaccharides can be linked in several ways and branched structures can be formed. Few of the bioinformatics algorithms developed for genomics or proteomics can be directly adapted for glycomics. The development of algorithms, which allow a rapid, automatic interpretation of mass spectra to identify glycan structures, is currently the most active field of research. The lack of generally accepted ways to normalize glycan structures and exchange glycan formats hampers an efficient cross-linking and the automatic exchange of distributed data. The upcoming glycomics should accept that unrestricted dissemination of scientific data accelerates scientific findings and initiates a number of new initiatives to explore the data. The development and use of informatics tools and databases for glycobiology and glycomics research has increased considerably in recent years. However, the general development in this field can still be considered as being in its infancy when compared to the genomics and proteomics areas. In terms of bioinformatics in glycobiology, there are several paths of research that are currently in progress. 

  • Gene expression profiling
  • Computer aided drug designing
  • Bioinformatics tools for protein analysis
  • Structure based drug designing
  • Insilco drug designing
  • Microarray gene expression
  • Applications of genomics and bioinformatics

Related Conference of Glyco Bioinformatics

January 08-09, 2018

Glycobiology Biochem Conference 2018

Paris, France
July 13-14, 2018

13th International Conference on Structural Biology

Toronto, Canada
July 23-24 , 2018

International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology

Melbourne , Australia
August 06-07, 2018

International Conference on Structural Biology

Dubai, UAE
August 27-28, 2018

5th International Conference on Glycobiology

Toronto, Canada
September 17-19, 2018

4th Glycobiology World Congress

Rome, Italy
September 24-26, 2018

14th International Conference on Structural Biology

Berlin, Germany
September 10-11, 2018

International Conference on Nutritional Biochemistry

Prague, Czech Republic
October 17-18, 2018

2nd International Meeting on Global Proteomics Conference

Seoul ,South Korea
November 26-27, 2018

12thInternational Conference on Bioinformatics

Dublin, Ireland

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