GlycoPar Symposium & Workshop

Event 9 Sep 2016

Organisers: Alvaro Acosta Serrano (LSTM) & Daniel Spencer (Ludger)






GlycoSymposium Day 1 – Monday 12th September

Morning Session Chair: Alvaro Acosta-Serrano

8:30-9:00 Arrival – Tea/coffee
9:00-9:10 Introduction – Alvaro Acosta-Serrano
9:10-9:50 Françoise Routier (University of Hannover) – Modulation of UDP-Glucose biosynthesis in Leishmania parasites
9:50-10:30 Matthew Rogers (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) – Role of glycans in Leishmania transmission
10:30-11:10 Alvaro Acosta Serrano (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) – Understanding the
human anti-Gal response in parasitic infections
11:10-11:30 Tea break
11:30-12:30 Mike Ferguson (University of Dundee) – Translating the trypanosome surface
12:30-1:25 Lunch – FORESIGHT CENTRE

Afternoon Session Chair: Luis Izquierdo

1:30-2:10 Marco Monopoli (Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland) – Impact of the Glycosylation at the
Nanoparticle Biological Interface, a story of an academic-industry alliance
2:10-3:00 Flash presentations by GlycoPar fellows – Session One
Katherine Wongtrakul-Kish, Jorick Vanbeselaere, Matthew Calvert, Marta Cova, Eleonora Aquilini,
Jessica Bevan, Elda Iljazi, Aitor Casas Sanchez & Nathalie Cornillie.
3:00-3:20 Tea break
3:20- 4:00 Flash presentations by GlycoPar fellows – Session Two
GlycoPar Symposium & Workshop – Liverpool Sept 2016 Organisers: Alvaro Acosta Serrano (LSTM) & Daniel Spencer (Ludger)
Andreia Albuquerque, Maximilianos Kotsias, Ohm Prakashjil, Victoria Austin, Rebecca Thomson,
Sushil Kumarsha, Karina Mondragon-Shem & Francesca Martini.
4:30-5:10 Matthew Gibson (University of Warwick) – Bind. Inhibit. Detect. Kill. Glycan-inspired
biomaterials for Infection
5:15-6:15 – GlycoPar PI meeting – Chairs: João Rodrigues/Luis Izquierdo
5:15-6:15 – GlycoPar Fellow meeting – Chairs: Aitor Casas/Miguel Ferreira
7:45-10:00 – Conference meal – Old Blind School ( 24 Hardman
Street, Liverpool L1 9AX

GlycoSymposium Day 2 – Tuesday 13th September

Chair: Daniel Spencer

9:30-10:10 – Helen Osborn (Reading University) – Synthesis of sialic acid derivatives and their
incorporation into microarrays
10:10-10:50 – Sarah Allman (Open University) – Preparing products from parasites
10:50-11:10 - Tea break
10:50-11:30 – Daniel Spencer (Ludger) – Analysis of Erythropoietin glycosylation
11:30-12:10 – Graham Stafford (Sheffield University) – Glycans and glycosidases at the host
pathogen interface: routes to new tools and anti-infectives
12:30-13:30 Lunch – FORESIGHT CENTRE
Poster Session
13:30–15:00 – Poster presentation by fellows and invited students 
End of day two

GlycoPar Workshop (only for fellows)

Wednesday 14th September – Wolfson room 9, LSTM - Pembroke Pl, Liverpool L3 5QA

9:00-9:30 Arrival – Tea/coffee
9:30-12:00 Career session – Helen Williamson
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:30 Career and personal development Session One – Helen Williamson 
2:30-2:45 Tea/coffee break
2:45-4:00 Career and personal development Session Two – Helen Williamson
Aspects Covered:
! Your Leadership style
! Creating your Personal Strategy and Career Development Plan
! Managing yours and business growth
End of GlycoPar Liverpool Workshop Sept 2016