2016 – DCB11

ProgramEvaluation – Organiser & Contact – Sponsors

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.
For further description of the conference – click here.

– Program

The conference focused on


  • Glycan biosynthetic pathways
  • Glyco-engineering of production cell lines
  • Glycosylation of therapeutic proteins

Health and pharma

  •  Immuno therapy
  • Cancer treatment
  • Allergy

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

Conference Program – Click Here 

– Evaluation

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.

To see the full evaluation of the conference – click here.

– 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: bme@ida.dk.

– Sponsors