Glycobiology and Carbohydrate Biotechnology
11. Danish Conference on Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
May 26 – 27, 2016
Hotel Munkebjerg, Vejle
Hosted by the Danish Biotechnological Society (DBS)
Carbohydrates are essential for life of all living cells. With functional roles in biological processes and interactions they are of significant importance to human health and nutrition, and to symbiotic activity in the digestion system.
Glycans play major roles for the pharmacokinetic properties of therapeutic glycoproteins. Recent pharmaceutical efforts are aimed at producing recombinant glycoproteins with simple and more homogeneous glycan structures in order to avoid immunogenicity and improve uptake and circulatory half-life.
The DBS 11 conference focused on the latest developments in glycobiology and glycomics in relation to pharma, nutrition and analytical methods.
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The conference focused on
- Glycan biosynthetic pathways
- Glyco-engineering of production cell lines
- Glycosylation of therapeutic proteins
Health and pharma
- Immuno therapy
- Cancer treatment
Carbohydrates in relation to synbiotics and nutrition
- Human milk oligosaccharides
- Synbiotics: prebiotics and probiotics,
- Microbial carbohydrate transporters and metabolomics
Analysis methods and technology
- Glycoarray analyses
- Mass spectrometry
- Structure elucidation
In general the participants was happy about the organisation of the conference, and the ability to network. Most of the researchers who participated at the conference considered themselves as researchers within basic research.
– Organiser & Contact
Danish Biotechnological Society (DBS) is a scientific society established in 2006 in collaboration between Danish Biotechnology Forum and The Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. DBS is organised as part of The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA Biotechnology.
The purpose of DBS is to facilitate networking within the field of biotechnology in Denmark, creating links between universities, research institutions, hospitals and companies. DBS represents professionals working with biotechnology and seeks to promote and communicate important issues on biotechnology, biochemistry and molecular biology to the public. DBS organises scientific conferences and meetings on biotechnology.
The conference was organised in collaboration with Danish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Working group members
Anders Vagnø Pedersen, Right Level Pharma Consult
Carola Heesemann, DTU / SBE
Cecilia Thomas, KU
Eric Paul Bennett, KU
Holti Kellezi, Novo Nordisk /Synapse
Jochen Förster, Novo Center for Biosustaninability, DTU
Lars Haastrup Pedersen, AaU
Leif Schauser, Qiagen Aarhus
Niklas Cvetanovski, COBIS
Nils Joakim Færgemann, SDU
Peter Kristensen AU
Søren Spanner, COBIS
Verena Volf, DTU / SBE.
Secretariat and vendor exhibition contact
Birgitte Magnér Egeberg, IDA Netværkscenter, Kalvebod Brygge 31 – 33, DK-1780 Kbh V
Tel.: 33 18 46 46, Fax: 33 18 48 99, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.