The Microbial Glycobiology Conference

June 12–16, 2022

Lisbon, Portugal


June 12-16, 2022

Launched in 2004, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) covers the rapidly growing area of microbial glycobiology, from microbial degradation of complex glycans to host-microbe interactions and viral glycobiology.

The conference brings together individuals with an interest in the role of glycans in microbial biology. It is the only international meeting on this topic and provides the ideal environment to exchange ideas and learn about new advances in the field. The meeting is structured to encourage engagement between those from a broad spectrum of experience and background.


The meeting covers the myriad roles that glycans play in nearly all aspects of microbial functioning, including glycans in cell-signaling, host-microbe interactions, nutrient acquisition, carbohydrate degradation, capsule synthesis, immune evasion, and viral glycobiology.

The work discussed will encompass a wide range of broad techniques including biophysics and structural biology, enzymology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, glycan detection and synthesis, and vaccine development.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • Glycans in Pathogenicity
  • Structural Biology of Host-Glycan Degrading Enzymes
  • Carbohydrate-Active Enzyme Discovery in Pathogens and Symbionts
  • New Carbohydrate-Active Enzyme Families
  • Host-Microbe Interactions
  • Glycoimmunology and Viral Glycobiology

The conference covers eight scientific sessions with invited speakers, each including four oral presentations selected from abstracts, and two poster presentation sessions. We are delighted to have Galit Alter, PhD, (Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard) present the keynote lecture.

A panel of speakers in the “Meet the Expert” sessions will address questions asked by registrants in advance, based on the provided schedule and speaker information, followed by informal round-table discussions.

Student employment data indicates that most PhD graduates move to non-academic career streams. We are providing as much opportunity as possible for attendees to interact with individuals in non-academic roles as well as academic research.

Keynote Lecture

Galit Alter, PhD, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard



Patrick Moynihan, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham


Nicole Koropatkin, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Michigan


Elisabeth Lowe, PhD

Newcastle University Research Fellow, Newcastle University


Mattias Collin, PhD

Professor, Lund University

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