Conference Summary

Join us for a virtual conference that will convene the world's leading scientists and promising young investigators and trainees in a collegial and supportive environment to address critical problems in microbial glycobiology.

Launched in 2004, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) provides an in-depth focus on emerging glycobiological topics related to a myriad of microorganisms, and recognizes the growing importance of microbial glycobiology in health and technology.

This virtual conference continues the original focus of bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scientists representing academia and industry whose interest in microbial glycobiology includes the emerging themes of glycan structures and glyco-chemical biology, vaccine glycoengineering, the role of glycans on host pathogen interactions, and microbial modulation of host glycans in the context of the microbiome in health and disease.

What to Expect

Presentations and Q&A Sessions

Watch presentations from the convenience of your home or office and ask speakers questions live during the virtual conference. View the conference schedule for a full list of speakers and sessions.


Meet your colleagues and senior investigators in the virtual Networking Lounge.

Meet the Speakers

Attend break-out sessions where junior researchers can meet with senior investigators in a small group environment.

Poster Sessions

Browse pre-recorded poster presentations online with an opportunity for Q&A.

On-Demand Access

Access presenter-permitted sessions on demand following the conference for a limited time. Watch them at your convenience.

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Important Dates

Abstract Submissions Due: July 8, 2020
Registration Closes: July 10, 2020 11:59 PM (PST)


Miguel A. Valvano, PhD
Professor, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Nathalie Juge, PhD
Group Leader, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK

Nick Scott, PhD
Laboratory Head, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Australia

Fikri Avci, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

Keynote Lecture

M. Stephen Trent, PhD
University of Georgia

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