Some of our invited lectures are the following:


New Flexible Syntheses of Sugar Analogues

Hans-Josef Altenbach, Universität Wuppertal, Germany                       


Common Structural Features of Non-mammalian Protein-N-glycans and their Role in Allergy

Friedrich Altmann, Universität für Bodenkultur, Austria      


Glycosylation and Rheumatic Disease

John Axford, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, United Kingdom


Antimetastatic Oligosaccharides from Hyaluronic Acid: Naturally Derived Oligosaccharides and Synthetic Mimetics

David C. Baker, University of Tennessee, USA     


Preparation and Uses of Anomeric Organometallics: New Insights

Jean-Marie Beau, Université Paris-Sud, France


Reactions of Thiosugars Triggered by the Sulfur Atom

Éva Bozó, Gedeon Richter Chemical Works, Hungary


Diversity-Oriented Strategies Towards Carbohydrate Analogues

Giovanni Casiraghi, Universitŕ degli Studi di Parma, Italy                      


From Carbohydrates to Peptides and Peptidomimetics

Yves Chapleur, Université Henri Poincaré Nancy I, France                     


Acyclic Stereoselection with Carbohydrates. Lessons from Theory and Experiment

Pedro Cintas, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain


Gemini Surfactants from Glucosides

Alicia Cirelli, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina            


Genetic Analysis of the Glycosylation of the Extracellular Proteases of the Oral Gram Negative Bacterium, Porphyromonas gingivalis

Michael Curtis, St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, United Kingdom                                       


Alterations of Mucin Glycosylation in Human Gastric Cancer and Precancerous Lesions

Leonor David, Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular, Universidade do Porto, Portugal                                       


Chemoenzymatic Syntheses of New Oligosaccharides

Hugues Driguez, CNRS-CERMAV, France                 


Allyl Protecting Group Mediated Stereospecific 1,2-cis Glycosylation

Anthony Fairbanks, United Kingdom                            


Multivalent Cyclodextrin Conjugates as Vectorized Drug Carriers

Jose M. G. Fernandez, Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas, CSIC, Sevilla, Spain         


The Intrinsic Conformation of Trehalose

Alfred French, Southern Regional Research Center, USA         


Carbohydrate-Carbohydrate Recognition between Lewis X Blood Group Antigens

Armin Geyer, Universität Konstanz, Germany              


Sugar Synthons for Anthracycline Antibiotics

Grzegorz Grynkiewicz, Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Poland   


Congenital disorders of glycosylation: models to identify essential steps in glycosylation pathways

Thierry Hennet, University of Zurich, Switzerland


From Cyclodextrins to Starch: Molecular Modelling of Structural and Hydrophobic Characteristics

Stefan Immel, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany


CP/MAS 13C-NMR Spectroscopy Applied to Structure and Interaction Studies on Cellulose

Tommy Iversen, Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Sweden   


Glycoconjugate Vaccines against Bacterial Diseases

Christopher Jones, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, United Kingdom                                                        


Some New Approaches for Structural Studies of Carbohydrates

Lennart Kenne, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 


Deoxy Sugars. Enzymatic Approaches and Synthetic Solutions

Werner Klaffke, Unilever, The Netherlands                 


5,7-Diamino-3,5,7,9-tetradeoxynon-2-ulosonic acids: Identification in Bacterial Polysaccharide Antigens, Synthesis and NMR Spectroscopy

Yuriy Knirel, N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russia


Explorations Towards the 3-Deoxy-3-fluoro Derivative of D-Perosamine”

Paul Kovac, National Institutes of Health, USA            


Coreceptor Functions of Heparan Sulfate during the HIV Infection

Hugues Lortat-Jacob, Institut de Biologie Structurale, France       


Natural Product Synthesis from Carbohydrates by Ring Closing Olefin Metathesis

Robert Madsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


Novel Carbohydrate Modifications in Antisense Oligonucleotide

Mano Manoharan, ISIS, USA  


Strategies and Tactics for the Synthesis of Enantiomerically Pure, Highly Functionalized Medium-Sized Rings    

José Marco-Contelles, IQOG-CSIC, Spain


Non-conventional Conversion and Functionalisation of Sugars and Cyclitols

Ralf Miethchen, University of Rostock, Germany                     


Strategies Towards a Vaccine against Shigella flexneri: Combination of Synthesis and Structural Analysis

Laurence Mulard, Institut Pasteur, France                                


Toward the Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Monovalent and Multivalent Glycoconjugate Libraries

Paul Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland


Biosynthesis of Parasitic Phosphoglycans: Synthetic Phosphosaccharides are used for Sharacterization of a Drug Target Enzyme in the Leishmania

Andrei Nikolaev, The University Dundee, United Kingdom            


Evolution of the Enzymes Involved in the Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG)

Rafael Oriol, INSERM, France


Various Aspects on the Use of Thioglycosides in Oligosaccharide Synthesis

Stefan Oscarson, Stockholm University, Sweden                      

From Glycans to Synthetic Glycopolymers

Sergio Paoletti, University of Trieste, Italy                      

NMR Experiments to study the Binding of Ligands to Glycosyltransferases

Thomas Peters, Medical University of Lübeck, Germany       


Extension of the Bilik Reaction to a Mutual Interconversion of Ketoses and Branched-chain Aldoses

Ladislav Petrus, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia          


Synthesis of Oligosaccharide-Based Glycoconjugate Vaccines

Vince Pozsgay, National Institutes of Health, USA


Selective Transformations of Unprotected Sucrose

Yves Queneau, CNRS-Béghin-Say, France          


Novel Sulfone Variations on the Carbohydrate Theme

Patrick Rollin, Université d’Orleans, France                 


Biosynthesis of Exopolysaccharides of Biotechnological and Medical Relevance in Pseudomonas

Isabel Sá-Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


NMR Spectroscopy in the Structural Investigations of Bacterial and Plant Polysaccharides

Angela Savage, National University of Ireland, Ireland  


Novel, Powerful Probes for Glycosidases

Arnorld E. Stütz, Technische Universität Graz, Austria

Carbohydrate-based Synthesis of Antibiotic Analogues

Ferenc Sztaricskai, University of Debrecen, Hungary    


Regioselective Hydrolysis of Glycoderivatives by Immobilised Lipases

Marco Terreni, University of Pavia, Italy                     


Glycolipid Mediators of Plant-microbe Interactions: Mass Spectrometric Studies of their Structure and Biosynthesis

Jane Thomas-Oates, UMIST, United Kingdom 


Structural Studies on Lipopolysaccharides from Virulent and Low-virulent phases of Coxiella burnetii, the Etiological Agent of Q Fever and Q Fever Endocarditis

Rudolf Toman*, Ahmed Hussein, Peter Ftácek, Peter Palkovic, Institute of Virology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia


Synthesis and Biological Properties of N-linked Oligosaccharides from Glycoproteins

Carlo Unverzagt, Universität Bayreuth, Germany