Buffalo Glycoscience Symposium

The Buffalo Glycoscience Symposium took place on January 23, 2020 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The goal of this symposium was to stimulate discussions on how glycans may play a role in various biological contexts, help initiate collaborations that push the field, and also highlight local resources that are available to the community of scientists. 

Buffalo Glycoscience Symposium

Jan 23rd 2020, 8:00am–1:30pm

Active Learning Center, 1st Floor

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UB Downtown Campus

8:00-9:00                     Check-in and breakfast

9:00-9:05                     Welcome address: Ding Xu

Session 1: Translational Glycoscience

Chairs: Joseph Lau (Roswell Park) and Steve Free (UB-Biological Sciences)

9:05-9:30                     Sriram Neelameghan & Ted Groth (UB)

Systems Glycobiology: Analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) reveals changes in glycosylation pathways during cancer

9:30-9:55                     Kate Rittenhouse-Olson (For-Robin, Inc)

Development of anti-TF-Ag antibody hJAA-F11 for clinical use in breast and lung cancer

9:55-10:20                   Ryan Boniface (ThermoFisher)

Modification of glycans in bioprocessing

10:20-10:40                 Rudiyanto Gunawan (UB)

Flux analysis of N-linked Glycosylation: An application to IgG production by CHO cell cultures

10:40-10:45                 Conclusion and perspectives: J. Lau and S. Free

10:45-11:00                 Coffee break

Session 2: Frontiers in Glycobiology

Chairs: Terry Connell (UB-Medical School) and Stefan Ruhl (Oral Biology)

11:00-11:25                 Patrick Punch & Tianxin Yu (RPCCC, Lau lab)

Glycans and regulation of gastrointestinal epithelial homeostasis

11:25-11:40                 Miaomiao Li (UB, Xu lab) 

Essential Role of Heparan Sulfate–Osteoprotegerin Interaction in Bone Remodeling 

11:40-11:55                 Umesh Sharma (UB, Cardiovascular Medicine)

Galectin-3 at the Crossroads of Cardiovascular Inflammation and Fibrosis    

11:55-12:10                 Ben Cross  (UB, Ruhl lab)

Sialic Acid Mediated Binding of Oral Streptococci to Neutrophilic Granulocytes

12:10-12:25                 Pavan Patel (UB, Free Lab)

Characterizing the role of an α1,6-mannanase needed for Neurospora crassa cell wall biogenesis

12:25-12:30                 Conclusion and perspectives: T. Connell and S. Ruhl

12:30-1:30                   Working Lunch

Discussion leaders: Jennifer Surtees, Sriram Neelamegham: Creating resources for Glycoscience Research and Collaborative Science

Sponsors for this event included: UB Genome, Environment & Microbiome (GEM) Community of Excellence, UB School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UB Department of Oral Biology, UB College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and The Roswell Park Cancer Institute