Scientific Program


11th Georgia Glycoscience Symposium

“Glycobiology in immunology and infectious diseases”

April 25, 2017

Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

University of Georgia

 

8:30-9:00 am               Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

9:00-9:05 am                    Welcome

                                                Alan Darvill, Director, Complex Carbohydrate Research

Center, University of Georgia

 

Session 1: Microbiome

 

9:05                                       Introduction

 

9:10-9:55 am                    “Bacterial glycosphingolipids modulate host intestinal homeostasis”

Dingding An, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Boston Children’s Hospital

 

9:55-10:25 am                 “Examining innate immune factors against molecular mimicry”

Sean Stowell, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

 

10:25-10:55 am               “Living in the fast lane of the GI tract: the Campylobacter story”

Christine Szymanski, Professor of Microbiology; Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia

 

10:55-11:05 am               Poster talk #1

 

11:05-11:15 am               Poster talk #2

 

11:15 am                            Session Discussion

 

11:20 am-12:50 pm       Lunch and Poster Session

 

12:00 – 12:30 pm           Lunch presentation: Thermo Fisher Scientific (CCRC Breakroom)

“Increasing N-glycan analysis throughput with high resolution by leveraging a 24 capillary CE instrument”

                                                Wesley Straub, Applications and Strategy Leader, Thermo Fisher

 

Session 2: Virology/Vaccines

 

12:50 pm                            Introduction

 

12:55-1:40 pm                 “Controlling glycan structures to improve the gp120 vaccine used in the RV144 HIV vaccine trial “

Phillip Berman, Professor of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California – Santa Cruz

 

1:40-2:10 pm                    “Molecular determinants of Ebola virus pathogenesis”

Chris Basler, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Virology; Professor and Director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis; Georgia State University

 

2:10-2:40 pm                    “Developing a broadly reactive influenza vaccine “

Ted Ross, Director, Center for Vaccines and Immunology; Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia

 

2:40-2:50 pm                    Poster talk #3

 

2:50-3:00 pm                    Poster talk #4

 

3:00 pm                               Session Discussion

 

3:00-3:15                            Coffee break

 

Session 3: Host/Pathogen Interaction

 

3:15-4:00                            “Polysaccharide capsule synthesis in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans

Tamara Doering, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University of St. Louis

 

4:00-4:30                            Pseudomonas aeruginosa LPS O antigen chain length control”

Joanna Goldberg, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

 

4:30-5:00                            “Reversal of diet-induced metabolic disease by sugar therapy”

Donald Harn, Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia

 

5:00-5:10                            Poster talk #5

 

5:10-5:20                            Poster talk #6

 

5:20-5:30                            Session Discussion

 

5:30-6:00                            Symposium Reception