The Promising Future of Glycoscience: Chemical, Medical and Biotechnological Perspectives

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 506 (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Nancy Hurtado-Ziola, PhD, Professor, El Camino College

Description: Glycoscience is an emerging multidisciplinary field focused on understanding role of glycans (sugars) in nature. Interest in glycoscience is growing as physicians and researchers realize its importance to many processes in health and disease. We will discuss scientific and technological advances, medical challenges, and the increasing career opportunities in glycoscience.

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:40 AM
Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation: Challenges and opportunities in Latin America
Ivan Martinez Duncker, MD/PhD , Professor , Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos
11:00 AM
Glycoengineering: Modifying the Sugar Coat of Living Cells
Ruben Almaraz, PhD , Postdoc , University of California, Davis
11:20 AM
Classic Galactosemia: The Role of Sugars in Synapse Formation
Patricia Jumbo Lucioni, MD/PhD , Post-doc , Vanderbilt University