Successful IBCarb workshop

IBCarb hosted a workshop UK-Latin-America Workshop “Glycobiotechnology Tools for Human Health” a joint event with the Glycoscience in Health Network (México) that took place at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester on 2-3 May 2017. Approximately 60 delegates attended this 2 day event.

 Our visitors from Latin-America who all gave key note talks were:

  • Ivan Martínez Duncker (Cell Dynamics Research Center. Morelos State Autonomous University, México)
  • Juana E. Reyes Martínez (University of Guanajuato – México)
  • Héctor M. Mora Montes (University of Guanajuato, México)
  • Yobana Pérez Cervera (Universidad Benito Juárez de Oaxaca – México)
  • Carlos Josué Solorzano Mata (Universidad Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, México)
  • Leila Lopes-Bezerra (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil

From the IBCarb network, Pauline Rudd (NIBRT, IE) & Rob Field (John Innes Centre) gave key note talks and there were a series of flash presentations from a number of IBCarb members.

During the discussions 3 key health areas were identified where glycobiotechnology solutions could address the challenges:

  • Human Gut Microbiome;
  • Carbohydrate based vaccines (including adjuvants and glycoconjugates);
  • Diagnostics/Precision Medicines.

Joint funding proposals will be developed between delegates. The workshop will be followed up by a event taking place at University of Guanajuato, México in October with support from the Newton Fund and a roadmap is planned for late 2017 so watch this space!