Glycobiotechnology 2018 – register now!

Glycobiotechnology 2018 

Where: University Place, University of Manchester, 176 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

When: Monday 3rd September 2018 10.00am until Tuesday 4th September 2018, 4pm

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About: Glycobiotechnology is an essential facet of modern industry, with broad applications in Medicine such as Biopharmaceuticals and Vaccines, Healthy Food and Renewable Biomaterials. This 2-day event will celebrate advances made in glycobiotechnology over the past five years through open academic-industry partnerships within the IBCarb network. The meeting will bring together 200 professionals, academics and students working in the area of glycobiotechnology to showcase latest developments and discuss future opportunities in glycoscience and industrial biotechnology.

Confirmed speakers: Igor Baruskov, University of Liverpool; Eleanor Binner, University of Nottingham; Vincent Bulone, University of Adelaide & Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, SE); Paul Dupree, University of Cambridge; RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel, University of Strathclyde; Matthew Gibson, University of Warwick; David Green, Scottish Association for Marine Science; Stuart Haslam, Imperial College London; Nathalie Juge, Quadram Institute Bioscience; Martina Lahmann, Bangor University; Andrew Laws, University of Huddersfield; Seung Lee, University of Southampton; Frederique Lisacek, Swiss institute of Bioinformatics; Gavin Miller, Keele University; Elaine O’Reilly, University of Nottingham; Barbara Pfister, ETH Zurich; Darren Smith, Northumbria University; Graham Stafford, University of Sheffield; Joachim Thiem, Glycom co-founder and University of Hamburg; Bruce Turnbull, University of Leeds; Jerry Turnbull, University of Liverpool; Jolanda van Munster, University of Manchester; Gerd Wagner, King’s College London; Simon Webb, University of Manchester; Ed Yates, University of Liverpool.

Outline program:

Day 1: Monday 3rd September 2018

09:30-10:30: Registration

10:30 – 17:30: Talks (includes lunch and refreshment breaks).

17:30: Networking hot fork buffet & exhibition of the Sweet Existence artwork with the artist Karen Barber

Day 2: Tuesday 4th September 2018

09:00 – 16:00: Talks continued (includes lunch and refreshment breaks).

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Industry exhibits are welcome. Please contact directly to arrange.

Accommodation will be provided for IBCarb members*. You will need to book this on your behalf and we will reimburse you the costs after the event. Costs up to £120 max will be refunded via an expenses claim form which can be downloaded here. Completed forms should be sent to the IBCarb network manager after the event.

There are a number of hotels in Manchester city centre which is within walking distance of the meeting venue. See here:

Here is a list of nearby hotels, by distance, to the meeting venue and/or Piccadilly train station:

  • Crowne Plaza, Booth Street West
  • Holiday Inn, Oxford Road
  • Travelodge Manchester, Upper Brook Street
  • The Pendulum, Sackville Street
  • Hotel IBIS, Princess Street
  • Motel One, London Road
  • Macdonald Manchester Hotel, London Road

* Due to BBSRC rules you will only eligible for free registration and accommodation if you are a member of IBCarb at the time of the event. Membership of the network is free of charge. Please see for registration and T&Cs.

Travel bursaries of up to £200 are available for PhDs and PDRAs attending this event. Visit for details on how to apply.

The IBCarb management team & organising committee:

Professor Sabine Flitsch, University of Manchester & IBCarb Director

Professor Rob Field, John Innes Centre & IBCarb Co-Director

Dr Timothy Miller, Croda Europe Ltd

Dr Stuart Haslam, Imperial College London

Professor Stephen Eichhorn, University of Bristol

Dr Cleo Kontoravdi, Imperial College London

Professor Nathalie Juge, Quadram Institute, Norwich

Dr Sarah Allman, Reading University