IBCarb will organise a number of events on a variety of IBCarb research areas and challenges ranging from networking events, workshops and training sessions. These are open to all and free for IBCarb network members to attend. There is support available from IBCarb for events so if you have an idea for an event theme or would like to host an event on behalf of the network please get in touch!

Travel Bursaries for Early Stage Researchers – Travel bursaries of up to £200 are available for PhDs and Post Docs to attend IBCarb events. Please contact the Network Manager ( before the event you wish to attend with the event details, a CV and a letter of support from your supervisor or line manager. Applicants must be IBCarb network members. You will be reimbursed after the event on submission of a travel claim form and all travel receipts/tickets.

Other Events

GlycoBioTec 2019 – 28-30 January 2019 – Berlin – details here.

‘Frontiers in Glycoscience’ ESBOC meeting – 17-19 May 2019 – Gregynog, Wales – see here for more info

SynbiTECH 2019 – 24-25 June 2019 – London, UK – see here for details

EUROCARB XX – 30 Jun – 04 Jul 2019 – Leiden – more details here

25th International Symposium on Glycoconjugates – 25-31 August 2019 – Milan, Italy -details here

Previous IBCarb Events

Glycobiotechnology 2018 – 3-4 September 2018 – Manchester, UK 

Biotechnology & Glycobiology Tools for Human Health, 9-11th October 2017, Guanajuato, Mexico. This was a Newton Fund Researcher Links workshop jointly organized by IBCarb (UK) and the Glycoscience in Health Network (Mexico)

Bioactive Polysaccharides – 12-13 September – Cambridge, UK – This workshop was jointly supported by BBSRC International Workshop funding (‘Bioactive polysaccharide production for sustainable health and wellbeing’ IndiaGrant reference BB/P025668/1) and BioCatNet NIBB (Grant reference BB/L013649/1).

IBCarb Network – Glycoscience Tools for Biotechnology & Bioenergy – a BBSRC funded Network in Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy. (Grant reference BB/L013762/1).

RSC Carbohydrate Group Meeting – 7-8 September, Dublin, Ireland –  IBCarb part sponsored the event 

How to commercialise your research and turn your glycoscience into a glyco-biotech start up Part II – 21-23 May 2017 – Manchester, UK

UK & Latin America workshop “Glycobiotechnology Tools for Human Health” – 2-3 May 2017 – Manchester

RSC Carbohydrate Group 50th Anniversary Conference – 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2016 – University of Warwick – details here – IBCarb part sponsored the event and provided support in the form of bursaries for early career researchers to attend

How to commercialise your research and turn your glycoscience into a glyco-biotech start up  – 18-20th Sep 2016 – Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor

Algal polysaccharides – 14-15th July 2016 – Edinburgh – a joint event with PHYCONET NIBB – agenda

Sweet Existence Exeter – Exhibition Launch Event – 6th June 2016, The Forum, University of Exeter

Glycobiotechnology 2016 – IBCarb Mid-Term Showcase Event – 4-5th April 2016 – Manchester – Glycobiotechnology 2016 – agenda

Metrology of Carbohydrates – 18-19th February 2016, Brussels – agenda

Challenges & Opportunities for Optimising Protein Glycosylation – 9th February 2016, Imperial College, London – a joint event with BioProNet NIBB – agenda

Glycoanalysis for Industrial Biotechnology Applications Workshop – 5-6th November 2015, Manchester – agenda

Carbohydrate Active Enzymes in Industrial Biotechnology Applications – 18-19th August 2015 – St. Andrews

Molecular Modelling of Carbohydrates – 6th July 2015, Manchester

‘Sweet Existence’ Art Exhibition Launch – 6th July 2015, Manchester

Synthesis for Nano- and Glyco-sciences – Spring Training School – 9-11th April 2015 – A joint event with COST Action MultiGlycoNano CM1102.

Carbohydrate Recognition and Inhibition – 20-21st November 2014 – meeting minutes

Fuels, Food & Materials – 9-10th October 2014 – Meeting Minutes

Glycobiology Challenges & Solutions – 30th September 2014 – Meeting Minutes

Glycan Microarrays 2.0 – 29-30 July 2014 – Meeting Minutes

IBCarb Glycoenzymes for Bioindustries – 2 April 2014 – Meeting Minutes

IBCarb Glycoscience Tools for Bioindustries – 1 April 2014 – Meeting Minutes