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Roberto Adamo

Conjugates Technology Platform Leader

GSK Vaccines srl

Siena, Italy


Jon Agirre

Royal Society University Research Fellow

York Structural Biology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry

University of York,

York, UK


Massimo Aureli

Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine

University of Milano

Milano, Italy


Subhash Basu

Founding President, Cancer Drug Delivery Research Foundation,

University of Notre Dame,

Notre Dame; IN, USA


Susan L. Bellis

Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL, USA


Nicolai V. Bovin

Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry,

Russian Academy of Sciences,

Moscow, Russia


Hannes Bülow

Department of Genetics and

Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience,

Albert Einstein College of Medicine,

New York, NY, USA


Christopher Cairo

Alberta Glycomics Centre and Department of Chemistry,

University of Alberta,

Edmonton, Canada


Laura Cantù

Deparment of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine,

University of Milan,

Milan, Italy


Chuan-Fa Chang

Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology,

College of Medicine,

National Cheng Kung University

Tainan, Taiwan


Fabrizio Chiodo

Amsterdam Infection and Immunity Institute,

Amsterdam University Medical Center,

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Elena Chiricozzi

Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine,

University of Milan, Italy


Jin Won Cho

Department of Biomedical Science,

Yonsei University,

Seoul, Korea


Brian A. Cobb

Department of Pathology,

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,

Cleveland, OH, USA


Catherine E. Costello

Department of Biochemistry, Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry, Boston

University School of Medicine

Boston, MA, USA


Alan Cross

Institute for Global Health,

University of Maryland School of Medicine,

Baltimore, MD, USA


Jon Cuccui

Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology,

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,

London, UK


Richard D. Cummings

Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,

Harvard Medical School,

Boston, MA, USA


Giovanni D’Angelo

Institute of Bioengineering,

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Lausanne, Switzerland


Jose Luis Daniotti

Research Centre in Biologocal Chemisty of Cordoba (CIQUIBIC)


Cordoba, Argentina


Alessandra D’Azzo

Department of Genetics,

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

Memphis, TN, USA


Elena Del Favero

Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine,

University of Milan,

Milan, Italy


Ratmir Derda

Department of Chemistry,

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Canada


Malgorzata Dubiel

Ghent University, Belgium


Jose M. Estevez

Head of Laboratory -Molecular Basis

for Plant Development-Leloir Institute

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Ten Feizi

The Glycosciences Laboratory, Imperial College London,

London, UK


Jukka Finne

Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme,

University of Helsinki,



François Foulquier

Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionelle (UGSF),

University of Lille,

Lille, France


Morihisa Fujita

Key Laboratory of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biotechnology,

Ministry of Education, School of Biotechnology,

Jiangnan University,

Wuxi, Jiangsu, China


Koichi Fukase

Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science,

Osaka University, Japan


Domenico Garozzo

CNR Istituto per i Polimeri Compositi e Biomateriali IPCB

Catania, Italy


Mariagrazia Giansanti

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Istituto di Biologia e Patologia molecolari

c/o Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie

Università Sapienza di Roma

Roma, Italy


Jeff Gildersleeve

Chemical Biology Laboratory,

National Cancer Institute,

Frederick, MD, USA


Paul A. Gleeson

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute,

The University of Melbourne,

Melbourne, Australia


Marcelo E. Guerin

Ikerbasque Research Professor

Head of the Structural Glycobiology Group

Structural Biology Unit – CIC bioGUNE

Technological Park of Bizkaia

Derio, Vizcaya, Spain


Marco Guerrini

Istituto di Ricerche Chimiche e Biochimiche “G. Ronzoni”,

Milan, Italy


Shinya Hanashima

Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science,

Osaka University

Osaka, Japan


Yoshio Hirabayashi

Visiting Scientist

Cellular Informatics Laboratory,

RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research


Jin-ichi Inokuchi

Division of Glycopathology,

Institute of Molecular Biomembrane and Glycobiology,

Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University,

Sendai, Japan


Kazuhisa Iwabuchi

Graduate School of Health Care and Nursing;

Institute for Environmental and Gender Specific Medicine,

Graduate school of Medicine, Juntendo University,

Chiba, Japan


Jaak Jaeken

Centre for Metabolic Disease,

University Hospital Gasthuisberg,

Leuven, Belgium


Ludger Johannes

Institut Curie, PSL Research University,


Paris, France


Nathalie Juge

Quadram Bioscience Institute

Norwich, UK


Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson

Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, Institute of Medicine

University of Gothenburg

Göteborg, Sweden


Kazuya Kabayama

Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science,

Osaka University

Osaka, Japan


Soerge Kelm

Department of Biology and Chemistry

University of Bremen,

Bremen, Germany


Kay-hooi Khoo

Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica

Taipei, Taiwan


Claudine Kieda   

Military Institute of Medicine, LOMTI

ul. Szaserow 128

04-141 Warsaw, Poland


Taroh Kinoshita

Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University,

Osaka, Japan


Lena Kjellén

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology,

Uppsala University, The Biomedical Center;

Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University,

Uppsala, Sweden


Toshihide Kobayashi

Directeur de recherche INSERM

Faculté de Pharmacie, Université de Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France


Daniel Kolarich

Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University,

Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Benoit Kornmann

Department of Biochemistry and ST-Hugh’s College,

University of Oxford, Oxford UK


Roger Laine

Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry,

Louisiana State University,

Baton Rouge, LA, USA


Gordan Lauc

Genos Glycoscience Research Laboratory

University of Zagreb Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry

Zagreb, Croatia


Diana Laverde

Dr. V. Hauner Children’s Hospital,

LMU Munich,

University of Munich (LMU),

Munich, Germany


Robert Ledeen

Division of Neurochemistry, Department of Pharmacology,

Physiology & Neuroscience,

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School,

Newark, NJ, USA


Philippe-Claude Lefebvre

University of Lille, Inserm,

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille,

Lille, France


Tony Lefebvre

Structural and Functional Glycobiology Unit,

CNRS, Lille 1 University,

Villeneuve d’Ascq, France


Dirk Lefeber

Expertise Center for Disorders of Glycosylation

Radboud University Medical Center

Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Hakon Leffler

co-founder Galecto-Biotech

Sect. MIG (Microbiology, Immunology, Glycobiology),

Dept Laboratory Medicine, Lund University,

Lund, Sweden


Marianna Leonzino

Department of Neuroscience,

Yale University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute,

New Haven, CT, USA

Ulf Lindahl

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology,

Uppsala University, The Biomedical Center,

Uppsala, Sweden


Jian Liu

Division of Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry,

Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina,

Chapel Hill, NC, USA


Yan Liu

Institute for Reproductive and Developmental Biology,

Imperial College London

London, UK


 Hugues Lortat-Jacob

Institut de Biologie Structurale, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,

CEA, Université Grenoble-Alpes,

Grenoble, France


Alberto Luini

Institute of Protein Biochemistry, National Research Council,

Naples, Italy


Vladimir Lupashin

Department of Physiology and Biophysics,

College of Medicine

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences,

Little Rock, AR, USA


John L. Magnani

Chief Science Officer and Senior V.P.

GlycoMimetics, Inc.

Rockville, MD, USA


Gert Matthijs

Center for Human Genetics,

KU Leuven,

Leuven, Belgium


Satyajit Mayor

National Centre for Biological Sciences,

Bangalore, India


Michael P. McDonald

Depts. of Neurology and Anatomy & Neurobiology

Director of Alzheimer Research

Memphis, TN, USA


Francesca Micoli

GSK Vaccines Institute for Global Health (GVGH) S.r.l.

Siena, Italy


Taeko Miyagi

Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute

Sendai, Japan


Eiji Miyoshi

Osaka University Medical School,

Osaka, Japan


Antonio Molinaro

Department of Chemical Sciences and

Task Force on Microbiome Studies,

University of Naples Federico II,

Naples, Italy


Vincent Monnier

Case Western Reserve University,

Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Manuel Muniz

Department of Cell Biology,

University of Seville,

Seville, Spain


Tatsuro Mutoh

Department of Neurology & Neuroscience,

Fujita Health University School of Medicine,

Toyoake, Japan


Laurence Mulard

Chemistry of Biomolecules Laboratory and


Institut Pasteur,

Paris, France


Hitoshi Nakayama

Associate Professor

Juntendo University Faculty of Health Care and Nursing


Hisashi Narimatsu

RCMG Inc. and

AIST, Japan


Jérôme Nigou

Département “Tuberculose & Biologie des Infections”

Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale

UMR 5089 CNRS – Université de Toulouse

Toulouse, France


Shoko Nishihara

Laboratory of Cell Biology, Department of Bioinformatics,

Graduate School of Engineering, Soka University,

Hachioji, Japan


Barry R. O’Keefe

Acting Chief, Molecular Targets Program

Center for Cancer Research

Chief, Natural Products Branch, Developmental Therapeutics Program

Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis

National Cancer Institute

Frederick, MD, USA


Nicki Packer

Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University,

Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University



Raman Parashuraman

Institute of Protein

Biochemistry IBP-CNR, Naples, Italy


Katharina Paschinger

Department für Chemie, Universität für Bodenkultur,

Vienna, Austria


James C. Paulson

Department of Molecular Medicine,

The Scripps Research Institute,

La Jolla, CA, USA


Li Peng

SVP of Discovery and Early Product Development,

Palleon Pharmaceuticals,

Waltham, MA, USA


Claney L. Pereira

Managing Director and Director of Chemistry

Vaxxilon Deutschland GmbH

Berlin, Germany


Fabian Pfrengle

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces,

Potsdam, Germany


Alexey V. Pshezhetsky

Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center,

University of Montreal,

McGill University, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology,

Montreal, CANADA


Naila Rabbani

University of Warwick,

Coventry, U.K.


Celso Albuquerque Reis

Head of the Glycobiology in Cancer Group

IPATIMUP – Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto

Porto, Portugal


Shifang Ren

NHC Key Laboratory of Glycoconjugates Research,

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

School of Basic Medical Sciences,

Fudan University,

Shanghai, China


Yuanyuan Ruan 

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Fudan University,

Shanghai, China


Konrad Sandhoff

LIMES Institute, Membrane Biology & Lipid Biochemistry Unit,

Kekulé-Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie,

Universität Bonn,

Bonn, Germany


Chihiro Sato

Bioscience and Biotechnology Center,

Nagoya University,

Chikusa, Nagoya, Japan


Nichollas E. Scott

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia


Marcello Sega

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg

Nürnberg, Deutschland


Liana C. Silva
iMed.ULisboa – Research Institute for Medicines,

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa,

Lisboa, Portugal


Atsushi Shimoyama

Department of Chemistry, School of Science,

Osaka University

Osaka, Japan


Thomas Simmen

Department of Cell Biology, University of Alberta,

Edmonton, Canada


Simonetta Sipione

Department of Pharmacology and

Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute,

University of Alberta,

Edmonton, AB, Canada


Sandro Sonnino

Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine

University of Milano,

Milano, Italy


Richard Strasser


Vienna, Austria


Anita H. Straus

Departamento de Bioquimica, Escola Paulista de Medicina,

Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil


Avadhesha Surolia

Bhatnagar Fellow, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR),

Honorary Professor, Molecular Biophysics Unit

Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore, India


Akemi Suzuki

Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University,

Sendai, Japan


Kenichi G.N. Suzuki

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS),

Kyoto University

Kyoto, Japan;

Center for Highly Advanced Integration of Nano and Life Sciences (G-CHAIN),

Gifu University

Gifu, Japan


Tomohiko Taguchi

Laboratory of Organelle Pathophysiology,

Department of Integrative Life Sciences,

Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University

Sendai, Japan


 Naoyuki Taniguchi

Department of Glyco-Oncology and Medical Biochemistry,

Osaka International Cancer Institute,

Osaka, Japan


Paul J. Thornalley

Director, Diabetes Research Center, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI),

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation

Doha, Qatar

President, International Maillard Reaction Society (IMARS) & Chair,

European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

Reactive Metabolites Study Group (RMSG)


Els van Damme

Department of Biotechnology, Ghent University,

Ghent, Belgium


Sandra J. van Vliet

Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology

Amsterdam UMC

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


David J. Vocadlo

Department of Chemistry

and Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry,

Simon Fraser University,

Burnaby, BC, Canada


George Peng Wang

Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University,

Atlanta, GA, USA


Takashi Watanabe

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology,

Faculty of Agriculture,

Kyushu University, Japan


Shih-Hsiung Wu

Institute of Biological Chemistry,

Academia Sinica, Taiwan


Peng Wu

Department of Molecular Medicine

The Scripps Research Institute

La Jolla, CA, USA


Manfred Wuhrer

Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics,

Leiden University Medical Center



Sho Yamasaki

Molecular Immunology,

Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (RIMD)

Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC)

Osaka University

Suita, Japan


Natasha Zachara

Department of Biological Chemistry,

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,

Baltimore, MD, USA


Thomas Zemb

Institut de Chimie Separative de Marcoule (ISCM)

CEA Marcoule

Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France