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Microbial glycobiology

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - The field of Glycobiology itself and the subset of Microbial Glycobiology are rapidly expanding due to their growing importance for health & economy. Many cutting edge technologies are identifying or characterizing new microbial glycosylation pathways, novel bioactive glycans, a plethora of carbohydrate-active proteins, and the complexity of interactions between host and microbial systems.

The biotechnological applications of microbial glycans and enzymes with the roles in virulence/vaccines also keep the field growing. This "Microbial Glycobiology" conference will provide focus on the diverse topics such as: host-pathogen interactions, the human microbiome, polysaccharide-based vaccines and therapeutics, industrial applications including biofilms and enzymes. The common element of glycosciences in this diverse group fuels the collaborative projects and the cross-fertilization of ideas that make this field exciting for many researchers in academia and industry. The organizers and chairs will invite persons to speak on a wide variety of subject matter (model systems, diseases, macromolecules, etc) and technologies (genetics, mass spectroscopy, X-ray, NMR, etc ). Some short talks in various sessions will be selected from submitted abstracts. The poster sessions will provide opportunities to learn and network. The close proximity to the sea offers venues to more informal events.

FASEB has announced a total of 36 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2016. Registration opens Jan. 7, 2016. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2016 SRCs, please visit


Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes. In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at Proposal guidelines can be found at

FASEB is composed of 30 societies with more than 125,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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