The Glycobiotechnology Winter School is open to young professionals who want to gain insights into the principles and potentials of the multidisciplinary field of Glycobiotechnology. The Winter School will combine both theoretical and hands-on training with a focus on:

  • Principles of Glycobiotechnology
  • latest approaches for the determination of structural properties of monosaccharides and glycans and their analysis

In addition, this Winter School will be a perfect place to connect with your peers and grow your professional network by getting in touch with our members who are successful entrepreneurs and scientists in the field of Glycobiotechnology.

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Apply for the Glycobiotechnology Winter School if you are a Master student in your final year, PhD student, Post-Doctoral Fellow or young professional (e.g. TA, MTA, BTA) with an interest in Glycobiotechnology. Spots will be limited to provide each applicant high-quality training with plenty of  time to practice their skills and discuss the new material among each other and with the lecturers. 

Course dates: March 16-20, 2020

Application Deadline: February 21, 2020

Location:

Module 1, March 16–18: Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology Branch Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses (IZI-BB), Science Campus | Golm | Potsdam

Module 2, March 19–20: Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, University of Applied Sciences | Forum Seestraße | Berlin

For further information please contact:  Manuela.Schuetze@glyconet.de

Download Application Form Here

Why participate?

Glycosciences and Glycobiotechnology are rapidly expanding fields in research and development. It is relevant for heterogenous areas such as chemistry, biology and medicine.  Glycan or glycan-complexes are of special importance since they are key structural elements in cells and are involved in signaling events on their surface.

Recently, much progress has been made in research and development in these heterogeneous fields. In order to further deepen our understanding of the importance and possibilities of glycans, we are offering this Winter School. It focuses on the combination of both theoretical principles and hands-on experience for young professionals in the life sciences.

The expansion of knowledge and experience is key to innovation in Glycobiotechnology.

Preliminary Program

Glycobiology (Stephan Hinderlich)

Monosaccharides, glycans and glycoconjugates – The structural basis of glycobiology
Biosynthesis of glycoconjugates – The glycosylation machinery
Biological functions of glycans – Lectins and other players

Glycobiotechnology (Lars Stöckl, Stefan Kubick, Stephan Hinderlich)

Therapeutic glycoproteins – Antibodies, hormones, clotting factors and others
Production systems for glycoproteins – Mammalian cell systems, cell-free
glycoprotein synthesis, alternative expression systems
Glycoengineering – Making biobetters and biosuperiors

Glycan analysis (Veronique Blanchard)

Principles of glycan analysis – Mass spectrometry et al.
Diagnostic applications of glycan analysis

Lectures are complemented by specific talks of glyconet members.

FAQ

What are the course fees?

The course fees are 250 EURO per participant. It includes participation, all course materials and refreshments throughout the day. We recommend attending the entire Winter School, however, you can attend each one module as it suits your needs: Module 1 (Theory, 150 Euro) or Module 2 (Hands-On Training, 150 Euro). You can indicate your choice on the application form.

Who can attend the Winter School?

Master students in their final year, PhD students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Young Professionals (e.g. TA’s, MTA’s, BTA’s) with an interest in Glycobiology

Do you offer scholarships to attend the Winter School?

We don’t provide direct scholarships, however, there might be other funding opportunities available that we are happy to assist with. For any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Manuela Schuetze, Manuela.Schuetze@glyconet.de Also, if you are not located in Berlin or Potsdam, we are happy to help you find housing during your stay. 

Do I need prior knowledge in Glycobiology or Glycobiotechnology?

No. We ask for each applicant’s level of expertise in the application form and will adjust the course content to make the Winter School relevant for all participants.

What are the main objectives of the course?

We aim to convey theoretical knowledge in Glycobiology and Glycobiotechnology as well as hands-on training in new techniques used in Glycobiotechnology. The topics for the theoretical part are:

Glycobiology (Stephan Hinderlich)

Monosaccharides, glycans and glycoconjugates – The structural basis of glycobiology
Biosynthesis of glycoconjugates – The glycosylation machinery
Biological functions of glycans – Lectins and other players

Glycobiotechnology (Lars Stöckl, Stefan Kubick, Stephan Hinderlich)

Therapeutic glycoproteins – Antibodies, hormones, clotting factors and others
Production systems for glycoproteins – Mammalian cell systems, cell-free
glycoprotein synthesis, alternative expression systems
Glycoengineering – Making biobetters and biosuperiors

Glycan analysis (Veronique Blanchard)

Principles of glycan analysis – Mass spectrometry et al.
Diagnostic applications of glycan analysis

Lectures are complemented by specific talks of glyconet members.