Benzon Symposium no. 64 - Glycotherapeutics – University of Copenhagen

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05 January 2018


Glycotherapeutics- Emerging Roles og Glycans in Medicine.

Copenhagen, August 27-30, 2018.

Organizing committee: Henrik Clausen (Denmark), Hans H. Wandall (Denmark), Steffen Thiel (Denmark), James Paulson (US), Nice Callewaert (Belgium), Finn Cilius Nielsen (Denmark) and Hans Bräuner-Osborne (Denmark)

The Benzon symposia are international conferences on front line research in medical pharmaceutical, and related sciences funded by the Aldred Benzon Foundation.

The concept of the 64th Benzon symposium on Glycotherapeutics- Emerging Roles of Glycans in Medicine is to bring together the world’s leading scientists working on complex carbohydrates with clear translational drug and therapeutic perspectives. With this symposium, we aim to encompass as many aspects of glycans and therapeutic applications as possible in order to stimulate news ideas, interactions and synergies, and to foster further excitement and developments in this field. We hope to create an intense and interactive environment for both experienced and young scientists with a mixture of invited and selected presentations from participants.

The format of the symposium will be a combination of state-of –the-art lectures by invited speakers, selected oral-poster presentations and poster sessions Monday to Thursday 9AM to 6PM. The venue for the Symposium will be the Hotel Skt. Petri, a five-star hotel located in the center of the old town of Copenhagen. All participants will be staying at hotel Skt. Petri (accommodation, food and social events is included in the Registration Fee) where the lectures also will be held (http:/

The number of participants will be limited to 150

Further information:
The Alfred Benzon Foundation
c/o Copenhagen University
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Universitetsparken 2
2100 Copenhagen
Phone: + 45 3962 0937/ 2297 8752

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Invited Speakers:
Ajit Varki (US)
Gerald W. Hart (US)
John A. Hanover (US)
Hudson H. Freeze (US)
Robert S. Haltiwanger (US)
James C. Paulson (US)
Gabriel A. Rabinovich (AR)
Carl June (US)
Max Crispin (UK)
Richard D. Cummings (US)
Gunnar C. Hansson (SE)
Jamey D. Marth (US)
Nico Callewaert (B)
Herta Steinkellner (AT)
Rita Gerardy-Schahn (DE)
Robert Sackstein (US)
Daan MF van Aalten (UK)
Tadashi Suzuky (JP)
Dennis Burton (US)
Michael Kowarik (CH)
Falk Nimmerjahn (DE)
Mark von Itzstein (AU)
Jeffrey D. Esko (US)
Linda Hsieh-Wilson (US)


  • GlcNAcylation and diseases
  • Congenital diseases of glycosylation & therapeutic options
  • Immunology & therapeutic options I
  • Immunology & therapeutic options II
  • Glycome & Microbiome
  • Engineering glycosylation in cells
  • Glycotherapeutics
  • Platform technologies for advancing glycodrugs