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All talks will take place in the Scarman Lecture Theatre. Program is preliminary and subject to change

Coffee breaks take place in the coffee room

Meals will be in the Lakeside restuarant

Monday 31st October

13:00 Introductions. Matt Gibson and Bruce Turnbull
    Chair - Dr M. Carmen Galan
13:30 - 14:00
Prof S. Flitsch (Manchester). Invited Talk
Enzymes for glycoconjugate synthesis
14:00 - 14:30 Dr Jesus Angulo (UEA). Invited Talk
Unveiling the Structural Details of Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions by Saturation Transfer Difference (STD) NMR Spectroscopy
14:30 - 15:00 Prof Claire Eyers (Liverpool). Invited Talk
‘Bottom-up’ elucidation of glycan structure
15:00 - 16:00
Coffee Break and Posters and check in for hotel

Chair; Dr W. Bruce Turnbull

16:00- 16:15
Steven Street (Bristol). Contributed Talk

Highly selective carbohydrate based ligands for G-quadruplex DNA as selective anti-cancer therapeutics

16:15- 16:30 Serena Monaco (UEA). Contributed Talk

Structural Studies on Cholera Toxin Inhibition: Discovery of a Novel Binding Sub-Site in the GM1 Binding Pocket. An STD-NMR and Molecular Dynamics Study.

16:30- 16:45 Jolanda van Munster (Manchester). Contributed Talk

Glycan arrays coupled with mass spectrometry to detect activity of plant-polysaccharide degradative enzymes from the fungus Aspergillus niger

16:45 - 17:00
Claire Mahon (Leeds). Contributed Talk

Developing responsive polymers with on/off affinity for bacterial toxins

17:00 - 18:00
Prof. Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern) Plenary Lecture
Pre-Dinner Drinks and Posters
  Prof. Rob Field
The RSC Carbohydrate Group
19:00 Dinner

Tuesday 1st November

    Chair - Prof. Matthew I. Gibson
09:00 - 09:30
Antoni Planas (Barcelona) Invited Talk
Chitin deacetylases: how do they define the de-N-acetylation pattern
09:30 - 10:00

Prof Harry Gilbert (Newcastle) Invited Talk

The degradation of complex glycans in the human gut microbiota
10:00 - 10:30

Prof Ben Davis (Oxford) - Invited Talk

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break and Posters
    Prof. Jerry Turnbull
11:00 - 11:30
Dr Tracey Gloster (St Andrews) Invited Talk
11:30 - 11:45
Alexandra Males (York). Contributed Talk
 Natural vs unnatural - A new Michaelis complex structure of GH125 with a natural substrate reveals a different substrate conformation.
11:45 - 12:00 Ben Wagstaff (JIC). Contributed Talk Sialic acid biosynthesis in microalgae and a potential role in viral infection
12:00 - 12:30 Dr Ralf Richter (Leeds). Invited Talk
Well-defined glycosaminoglycan-presenting surfaces for molecular and cellular interaction studies
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and posters  

Carb Group 50th Anniversary Session.

Former Medal winners

    Prof. Robert Field
14:00 - 14:30 Prof J. Turnbull (Liverpool)- Invited Talk

Next Generation Heparin Therapeutics: Synthetic and Semi-Synthetic Compounds Targeting Neurodegeneration and Cancer

14:30 - 15:00 Prof Anne Dell (Imperial) - Invited Talk
Glycomics in Health and Disease
15:00 - 15:30 Prof Steve Eichorn (Exeter) Invited Talk Dissolving, Spinning and Aligning Cellulose
15:30 - 16:00 tbc. - Invited Talk