RSC Carbohydrate Group


Carbohydrate Arrays
Synthesis and Applications


16 - 17 October 2007
Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
The University of Manchester



Organising Committee: Sabine Flitsch (Chair), Ten Feizi, Rob Field, Helen Osborn, Jeremy Turnbull, Iain Wilson

Confirmed International Speakers: N. Bovin (Moscow), J. Hirabayashi (AIST Tsukuba), O. Blixt (Copenhagen), P. Seeberger (ETH Zürich), D. Wang (Stanford)



Glycomics, the mapping of all carbohydrate-protein interactions within tissue or an organism, is still in its infancy compared to the subjects of genomics and proteomics. A key technology in glycomics promises to be micro-arrays populated with natural oligosaccharide structures and their analogues. The workshop discusses advances in carbohydrate arrays, which require a diverse range of expertise - from the cell biologists who advise on the most likely interactions to the chemists who produce carbohydrates, arrays and detection systems to define these interactions. The meeting aims to bring together both 'producers' and 'users' of glycoarrays, provide an update of current technologies and provide the opportunity to discuss future directions in the area.



Call for Abstracts

The organisers would like to encourage poster presentations, especially from young scientists
Abstracts should be submitted as pdf files by the 1st of September 2007
Download abstract template here


Please register by the 1st of September 2007. Download Registration form here
Registration Fee: £100--
Student Fee: £10--

Bursaries are available for young scientists, please contact the secretariat for further details.

Conference Secretariat

For all enquiries please contact:
Laura Dias de Almeida
MIB, The University of Manchester
131 Princess Street
Manchester, M1 7DN, UK
Tel.: +44(0)161 275 1312
Fax: +44(0)161 275 1311