Glycobiology and Biotechnology

As with other major classes of macromolecules, the biological roles of glycans span the spectrum from those that appear to be relatively subtle, to those that are crucial for the development, growth, functioning, or survival of the organism that synthesizes them. The biological roles of glycans can be divided into two broad categories: (1) the structural and modulatory properties of glycans and (2) the specific recognition of glycans by other molecules most commonly, glycan-binding proteins (GBPs). The biological consequences of altering glycosylation in various systems seem to be highly variable and unpredictable. A given glycan can have different roles in different tissues or at different times in development (organism-intrinsic functions) or in different environmental contexts (organism-extrinsic functions). Approaches taken to understand the biological roles of glycans include the prevention of initial glycosylation, prevention of glycan chain elongation, alteration of glycan processing, enzymatic or chemical glycosylation of completed chains, genetic elimination of glycosylation sites, and the study of naturally occurring genetic variants and mutants in glycosylation. Glycosylation mainly refers in particular to the enzymatic process that attaches glycans to proteins, lipids, or other organic molecules. This enzymatic process produces one of the fundamental biopolymers found in cells (along with DNA, RNA, and proteins).

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

Glycobiology can be said to be sweet biology. The full appreciation of the role of sugars, glycomoleules and glycosylated structures and their biological functions has been a more recent one compared to that of nucleic acids and proteins particularly in the specialization of biology and its related fields. Glycans define many properties of glycoconjugates (glycoproteins and glycolipids). For instance, it is largely through glycan–protein interactions that cell–cell and cell–pathogen contacts occur. Likewise, glycan molecules modulate many other processes important for cell and tissue differentiation, metabolic and gene regulation synthesis. Cell surface oligosaccharides are major determinants of cell-cell interactions during development, the immune response and pathogenic processes such as microbial infection and tumor cell metastasis.

  • Glyconutrients
  • Microbial glycobiology
  • Structural analysis of glyco-lipids
  • Glycoproteomics
  • Glycosylation disorders
  • Glycoprotein modelling
  • Proteoglycan signaling
  • Vaccine development
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Glycosylation synthesis of plant proteins

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16th Asia Pacific Biotechnology Congress

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4th Glycobiology World Congress

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13th International Conference on Structural Biology

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15th World Congress on Structural Biology

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5th International Conference on Enzymology and Molecular Biology

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22nd Global Congress on Biotechnology

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