Introductory Workshop in Biomedical Glycoscience-Registration now open

Registration is now open for our introductory workshop/summer school in Biomedical Glycoscience in San Sebastian during 3-5th of June 2019.

This workshop will provide scholarly seminars from leading experts on glycosylation and cancer, immune therapy, glycoconjugate vaccine design and antimicrobial resistance and technologies important for analyzing glycan structure and carbohydrate-protein interactions.

At the same time the 2,5 day workshop will provide a forum for participants to present their own research via poster and oral presentations and foster new collaborations with international colleagues.

for details, registration and abstract submission please visit the workshop website

Glycobasque II meeting, 22nd March, 2019


After the success of the inaugural meeting of glycoscientists working in the basque country in 2017 this year we will celebrate the second Glycobasque meeting with participation of 2 external invited speakers and a growing number of local research groups interested in glycoscience. The informal 1-day meeting with keynote talks from Nico Caellewart, U Ghent,  Bruno Linclau, University of Southampton and several local speakers is jointly organized by Jesus Jimenez-barbero and Niels Reichardt and will be held at CIC bioGUNE on March 22nd, 2019. Scientist interested in attending please write or

Thesis defense Anna Cioce


On the 1st of February, 2019 Glycotechnology lab PhD student and Immunoshape fellow Anna Cioce defended her thesis titled “Synthesis of N-glycan mimetics and their evaluation as C-type lectin receptor (CLR) antagonists using microarray technology” at the faculty of Chemistry, University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian obtaining the highest mark. In the audience members of the Glycotechnology group, investigators from the department of organic chemistry of the UPV, the Asparia Glycomics team and the members of the group of Jesus Jesus Jimenez-Barbero, CIC bioGUNE.

Congratulations Anna! Thanks to the excellent jury members Prof. Sabine Flitsch, University of Manchester, Prof. Mikel Oiarbide, University of the Basque Country and Dr. Javier Rojo, IIQ-CSIC, Seville

Meeting of the RSEQ Carbohydrate Group in Seville

On the 26th of November the Carbohydrate Group of the Spanish Royal Society of  Chemistry invited the Spanish carbohydrate chemistry community to a one day symposium to which Niels Reichardt had the honor of being invited to give a talk on microarrays in glycoscience. The title of the talk was Insights and Lessons  from Microarray Experiments on the Glycan binding Specificities of Immune Receptors.

Invited lectures were given from left to right by Noureddine Khiar, IIQ Seville; Niels Reichardt, CIC biomaGUNE, Francisco Plou, ICP; Madrid, Laura Masgrau, UAB, Barcelona and Matthew Gibson, U Warwick, UK


Immunoshape conference in July

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During 2.5 days (10-13.07.2018) we hosted nearly 80 international scientists for our Immunoshape conference on Glycoimmunology at Miramon Science and Technology park in San Sebastian. An exciting scientific program around host-pathogen interactions, lectins as therapeutic targets or glycan based immune therapies, ample time for networking and scientific discussions together with good food and the breathtaking panorama of San Sebastian in summer made this small conference a full success. To be repeated soon!