Glycobiology & Biotechnology

Glycans are components of many biotherapeutic agents, ranging from natural products to molecules based on rational design to recombinant glycoproteins. The glycan components of these agents can be important determinants of their biological activity and therapeutic efficacy. Biochemistry and Glycobiology involves a multidisciplinary study of carbohydrate-binding proteins (lectins) and some other plant proteins that are capable of interacting with endogenous or foreign (macro) molecules. The emphasis of the research is on protein-carbohydrate interaction and their involvement in signalling processes in plants or in plant protection. Based on the generated fundamental knowledge novel strategies are being developed to protect crop plants against pests and diseases.

The key drivers for this glycobiology market are the rising R&D expenditure by pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and increasing public and private funding for proteomics and glycobiology research. According to the World Bank, funding for research and development activities in Asia was about $158.94 billion in 2001 and increased to $329.31 billion in 2010. Similarly, in the U.S., overall funding for research and development was about $291.77 billion in 2001, which increased to $428.94 billion in 2010. Increased funding activities are expected to positively impact the growth of the glycobiology enzymes, instruments, kits, and reagents market.

Relevant Conferences:Glycobiology Conferences Biochemistry Conferences

6th International Conference on Bioinformatics, March 29-30, 2016 Valencia, Spain; International Conference on Structural Biology, June 23-24, 2016 New Orleans, USA; World Congress on Amino Acids and Proteins, December 08-09, 2016 Baltimore, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids, August 04-06, 2016 Seattle, USA 7th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; 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

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
  • Glycosylation synthesis of plant proteins
  • Vaccine Development
  • Plant Biotechnology

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9th International Conference on Structural Biology

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September 21-22, 2017

International Conference on Glycobiology

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September 28-29, 2017

2nd International Conference on Biochemistry

Dubai, UAE
October 25-26, 2017

Global Proteomics Conference

Dubai, UAE
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3rd International Conference on Transcriptomics

Bangkok, Thailand
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9th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics

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November 13-14, 2017

9th International Conference on Bioinformatics

Paris, France
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4th Glycobiology World Congress

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