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.
Congratulations to Julie Pham for successfully defending her PhD thesis titled Synthesis, screening and use of parasitic O-glycans and mimetics for improved C-type lectin receptor targeting! Many thanks also to her defense committee composed of Dr. Rosa Lopez, UPV, Paco Corzana, U Rioja and Marcelo Guerin, CIC bioGUNE.
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!
Inspiring and productive meeting with a day-long program of research talks and a joint lunch of Jimenez-Barbero, Reichardt, Guerin, Fernandez-Tejada and Anguita/Prados groups with special guest Manuel Martin-Lomas. More to come!