11th Jenner glycobiology and medicine symposium


Sunday 19 April 2015
to Tuesday 21 April 2015

2 day

Venue National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Campus Gerard-Megie
3 Rue Michel-Ange
Paris cedex 16
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The Jenner glycobiology and medicine symposia were the first and main international multidisciplinary conferences set up to examine the relevance of glycobiology to immunology, medicine and clinical practice. The symposia, since 2001, have been organised by the Royal Society of Medicine with the aim to widen clinical participation and to actively promote and foster greater interaction and collaboration between glycobiologists and clinicians.

This meeting provides an international forum for scientists and clinicians to disseminate the findings of current leading edge research in both novel and classic fields of glycobiology and glycomedicine. This symposium is aimed at scientists and clinicians of all levels and all disciplines involved in the research and management of human disease.


All delegates who will be in Paris on Sunday19 April 2015 are kindly invited to a get together at 6 pm at the Paris Scientific Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Science (address below). The meeting will feature and introductory lecture on Glycobiology from Professor Pauline Rudd followed by drinks.

Address: 74 rue Lauriston 75016 Paris (Metro - Boissière  or Victor Hugo)


A dinner and cruise has been arranged on the Monday evening at discounted rates for delegates of the Jenner Symposium. This will allow speakers and delegates to discuss the themes of the conference in a less formal setting over drinks and dinner on the Seine. To attend book your place add the “dinner and cruise” to your normal meeting ticket. 


Sunday opening drinks

6.30 pm



New horizons in glycobiology and medicine

Professor Pauline Rudd, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training, Dublin

8.00 pm

Drinks reception

Day 1

8.00 am

Registration and poster mounting

9.00 am

Welcome address

Professor Claudine Kieda and Professor John Axford

9.15 am

Opening address

Professor Jean Claude Michalski, Director of the ITMO BMSV of Aviesan

9.30 am

Keynote lecture: Beyond template-driven control: Glycans that regulate cell signalling

Professor Pamela Stanley, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Yeshiva University

Session 1: Glycomics and genomics

Professor Rita Gerardy Schahn, Institute for Cellular Chemistry Medical School of Hanover

10.15 am


10.25 am

Identification of genetic factors for protein glycosylation

Dr Dirk Lefeber, University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: B4GALNT2 gene expression controls the biosynthesis of the Sda and sialyl Lewis X antigens in healthy and cancer human colon tissues

Dr Sophie Groux-Degroote, Université de Lille

11.45 am

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: Untangling the galectin enigma: Cellular mechanisms of galectin secretion

Dr Michael Carlsson, University of Copenhagen

12.00 pm

Complex genetic regulation of IgG glycosylation

Professor Gordan Lauc, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia

12.35 pm

Lunch and poster viewing

Session 2: Glycan biosynthesis and processing

Professor Celso A Reis, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, Portugal

1.40 pm


1.50 pm

C-mannosylation of thrombospondin repeats

Dr Hans Bakker, Medical School Hannover, Germany

2.25 pm

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: N-Glycosylation of chloroviruses: The end of a paradigm

Dr Domenico Garozzo, Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials

2.40 pm

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: The role of ceramide galactosyltransferase (UGT8) and galactosylceramide (GalCer) in cellular stress response and multidrug-resistance

Mr Bartlomiej Kocbach, Wroclaw University of Enviromental and Life Sciences

2.55 pm

Sialyl-Tn antigen in cancer: 15 years on

Dr Sylvain Julien, Université Lille Nord de France, Lille, France

3.30 pm

Tea break

Session 3: Glycans in immune development and function

Professor Ghislain Opdenakker, Head of Immunobiology, University of Leuven

4.00 pm


4.10 pm

Role of siglec-E in negative regulation of inflammatory responses

Professor Paul R. Crocker, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK

4.45 pm

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: The immunological role of paucimannosidic proteins in human neutrophils during cystic fibrosis

Mr Ian Loke, Macquarie University

5.00 pm

Sprinkling sugar on the inflammatory process: How galectins impact leukocyte recruitment

Dr Dianne Cooper, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine, UK

5.35 pm

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: Chemoenzymatic labeling of cell-surface glycans as a tool for deciphering immuno cell activation

Ms Peng Wu, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

5.50 pm

Close of day one, drinks reception and poster viewing

7.00 pm

Dinner (pre-registered delegates only)

Day 2

8.30 am

Registration and coffee

9.00 am

Keynote lecture: Immune cells on the move

Professor Michael Sixt, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria

Session 4: Glycans in angiogenesis and cancer

Professor Claudine Kieda, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (NCSR), France

9.45 am


9.55 am

Integrating immune and vascular signaling programs in cancer through galectin-glycan interactions

Professor Gabriel Rabinovich, Division of Immunogenetics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

10.30 am

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: Towards a comprehensive characterization of colorectal cancer-associated glycosylation changes

Mr Stephanie Holst, LUMC, Center for Proteomics & Metabolomics, Leiden, The Netherlands

10.45 am

Tea and coffee break

11.15 am

Carbohydrates: Immunostimulation and cancer

Professor Richard Daniellou, Université d'Orléans Institut de Chimie Organique et Analytique (ICOA), Orleans, France

11.50 am

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: Expression of OGT correlates with migration and proliferation of colon cell lines

Dr Agata Steenackers, University Lille

12.05 pm

Precise gene editing technologies – a revolution for glycobiology

Professor Henrik Clausen, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

12.50 pm

Lunch and poster viewing

Session 5: Glycans: From diagnosis to therapy

Professor John Axford, Clinical Sciences, St George's University of London, UK

1.50 pm


2.00 pm

Carbohydrate mimicry, Campylobacter jejuni and Guillain-Barré syndrome

Professor Hugh J. Willison, University of Glasgow, UK

2.35 pm

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: Regulation of T cells by N-glycosylation: a mechanism involved in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis and progression

Dr Salomé Pinho, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto

2.50 pm

Sugar-free antibodies: The bacterial solution to autoimmunity?

Dr Mattias Collin, Division of Infection Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

3.25 pm

Tea break

3.55 pm

ABSTRACT PRESENTER: Antiadhesive properties of glycoclusters against pseudomonas aeruginosa lung

Dr Benoît Darblade, ELICITYL

4.10 pm

Keynote lecture: Lectins from bacteria and fungi: Therapeutical targets and research tools

Professor Anne Imberty, Research Director at the Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales (CERMAV), Grenoble, France

4.55 pm

Closing remarks and poster awards

Professor Ghislain Opdenakker, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the (interdepartmental) Rega Institute

5.15 pm

Close of meeting

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