Researchers in the Glycosciences LaboratoryPlease see below for a synopsis of key news and events over the past years at the Glycosciences Laboratory:

Recent news and events in 2016

November 2016 

  • Professor Feizi, Dr Wengang Chai, Dr Angelina Palma and Dr Zhen Li attended 2016 Society for Glycobiology annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

9-11 November 2016 

23 September 2016

  • Professor Takeshi Tsubata, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, visited the group and gave a seminar entitled “Role of sulfation in the regulation of CD72 traffic and autoimmunity”.

18-20 September 2016

  • Dr Yan Liu attended IBCarb event - 'How to commercialise your research and turn your glycoscience into a glyco-biotech start-up' held in the Great Park, Windsor.

6 September 2016

  • Professor Jacques Le Pendu, director of the Center for Cancer Research of Nantes-Angers (CRCNA), France, visited the group and gave a seminar “Glycans in enteric virus infections: why the need for assignment of the ligands?”

29 August 2016

  • Professor Feizi gave an invited lecture “The path to the development of glycan arrays as powerful tools in infection, immunity and cancer” at University of Kyoto, Japan.

22-26 August 2016

  • Professor Feizi attended the 7th MIRAGE Meeting 2016 and the 6th Charles Warren Workshop in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. An invited talk was given by Professor Feizi titled at the Warren Workshop entitled “Designer arrays for the pinpointing, isolation and structural assignments of natural glycan ligands of biological and medical importance”. 

17-19 March 2016

Past news and events


1-4 December 2015

17 June 2015

  • Professor Iain Wilson, Department für Chemie, Universität für Bodenkultur, Austria, gave a talk at the Hammersmith Campus, Burlington Danes Seminar Room E519 (level 5), entitled “Sweet secrets of parasites and model organisms”.

18 May 2015

  • Professor Feizi gave a talk entitled “The NGL-based microarrays in their 2nd decade – Highlights” at Glycosymposium, Oslo.

5 May 2015

23 - 24 March 2015

  • Professor Feizi gave an invited talk at Symposium and Training Course on Complement system Christ’s College, Cambridge, entitled “Carbohydrate (glycan) signatures deciphered by proteins of the complement system” 

March 2015

27 February 2015

  • Professor Ola Blixt of the University of Copenhagen is now a Visiting Professor of Glyco-Chemistry associated with the Glycosciences Laboratory.  

February 2015


16-19 November 2014 

  • Professor Ten Feizi received the Rosalind Kornfeld Award for Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology at the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Glycobiology (SFG) & Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research (JSCR), and gave her award presentation entitled “How I became a glycobiologist and some of my favourite stories”.

10 October 2014

30 September 2014

  • Dr Yan Liu gave an invited talk at an IBCarb meeting ‘Glycobiology - Challenges & Solutions’ entitled “Glycan microarrays – Powerful tools for bio-recognition studies of glycans” at Imperial College London.

6-9 August 2014

  • 5th Charles Warren Workshop - Professor Feizi and Dr Yan Liu attended the 5th Charles Warren Workshop 2014, in Galway. An invited talk was given by Professor Feizi titled “The neoglycolipid (NGL)-based microarrays in their 12th decade”. Dr Yan Liu gave a short talk "The Importance of Glycan Ligand Density and Presentation for Binding by Viral Capsid Proteins in Carbohydrate Microarrays".

29-30 July 2014

  • IBCarb Workshop 'Glycan Microarrays 2.0'. Professor Feizi and Dr Yan Liu attended the workshop organised by IBCarb, one of 13 Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB) funded by the BBSRC. They gave a joint talk “Carbohydrate  microarrays: current status and future prospects with synthetic glycans”.

18-21 June 2014

  • 9th International Symposium on Glycosyltransferases. Professor Feizi was invited to give a talk at the 9th International Symposium on Glycosyltransferases (Glyco-T 2014), with the title: “Oligosaccharide designer arrays reveal secrets of glycosyltransferases in the expression of the prostate cancer-associated antigen F77”.

9 June 2014

30-31 May 2014

  • The KSU International Symposium: Cutting-edge of Life Sciences Kyoto. Professor Ten Feizi was an invited speaker for the KSU International Symposium: Cutting-edge of Life Sciences in Kyoto, Japan. Her presentation was titled “Oligosaccharide microarrays: past, present and future tools in glycoscience”.

19-20 May 2014