Opening Keynote

Torah Kachur
Torah Kachur
Communicating Science 101

National Science Columnist, CBC Radio One
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Keynote Speakers

Alisdair Boraston
Alisdair Boraston
Glycan-processing pathways in a host-bacterium interaction: understanding and targeting roles in virulence

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

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Chantelle Capicciotti
Chantelle Capicciotti
Chemical biology tools to elucidate specific glycan interactions and functions

Assistant Professor, Chemistry/Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

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Wei-Chieh Cheng
Wei-Chieh Cheng
Developing small molecules to manipulate sugar-processing enzymes for treating lysosomal storage diseases

Associate Research Fellow, Genomics Research Center
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

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Larissa Dirr
Larissa Dirr
Targeting human parainfluenza virus haemagglutinin-neuraminidase for drug discovery.

Research Fellow, Institute for Glycomics
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

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Michael Jennings
Michael Jennings
Repurposing drugs to block glycointeractions

Professor, Institute for Glycomics
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

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Hans Chun-Hung Lin
Hans Chun-Hung Lin
Gut Bacteria β-glucuronidases to cause xenobiotic-induced toxicity: Structure-function relationship and development of inhibitors

Research Fellow, Institute of Biological Chemistry
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

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Che Alex Ma
Che Alex Ma
Egg-Based Monoglycosylated Influenza Vaccine

 Associate Research Fellow and Division Director of Chemical Biology, Genomics Research Center
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

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Lara K. Mahal
Lara K. Mahal
Systematically decoding glycosylation in disease

Professor, Department of Chemistry
New York University, New York, United States of America

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Barbara Triggs-Raine
Barbara Triggs-Raine
Hyaluronan: an apparently simple inert polysaccharide is a critical player in normal development

Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Thomas Ve
Thomas Ve
Structural basis of glycohydrolase activity by mammalian and plant TIR domains involved in cell-death signaling

Research Fellow, Institute for Glycomics
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

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David Vocadlo
David Vocadlo
Design, synthesis, and use of fluorescence-quenched substrates for quantitative monitoring of exo-glycosidase activities in live cells

Professor, Chemistry/Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

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Shih-Hsiung Wu
Shih-Hsiung Wu
Using Depolymerases from Bacteriophages for Preparing Conjugate Vaccines against Pathogenic Bacteria

Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Biological Chemistry
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

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