Glycobiology - GRC

Topics: Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Keywords: see below

Date: /10/11/12/13/14/15/ March 2019, Barga, Italy, Europe

More Information, Contact: Gerardy-Schahn.Rita [at] (Prof. Rita Gerardy-Schahn)


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Antimicrobial / Host Defense Peptides (AMPs) are pivotal to host defense against infection, representing a fundamentally important component of the immune system widely conserved across plants and animals with a broad spectrum microbicidal activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. AMPs are key modulators of immunity and inflammation, playing critical roles in innate immunity and bridging innate and adaptive immune systems.

AMPs have been studied in health and found to be important in a wide range of specific disease processes. The challenge for the field is now to realize the potential for AMPs in human and veterinary medicine.


Interdisciplinary Glycosciences
Building Glycan Complexity: Structural Insights
Glycan Recognition and Decoding
Cellular Processes Controlled by Glycans and Lectins
Dynamic Protein Modification by O-GlcNAcylation
Glycosyltransferases and Glycobioinformatics
Glycans in Oncodevelopment
Glycans in Ontodevelopment and Immunology
Biotechnological Perspectives