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The 1st Biochemical Society and Against Breast Cancer Glyco Oncology Workshop

6 April 2017

New College, Oxford, UK

Cathy Merry (University of Nottingham)
Nicola Winstone (Against Breast Cancer)
Thursday 6 April 2017
08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:20 Introduction: glycosylation in cancer

09:20 - 09:30
Role of heparanase in establishing a microenvironment that supports tumor growth and metastasis
Ralph Sanderson (University of Alabama at Birmingham, U.S.A.)
09:30 - 09:40
High sensitivity glycomics: biomarkers and glycan “shields"
Anne Dell (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
09:40 - 09:50
Aberrant O-linked glycosylation in breast cancer results in modulation of the immune micro-environment.
Joy Burchell (King's College London, United Kingdom)
09:50 - 10:00
Hyaluronan and cancer
Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester, U.S.A.)
10:00 - 10:45 Flash presentations

10:45 - 11:15 Refreshment Break

11:15 - 12:30 First round table discussion session
Break into sessions based on the topics discussed above

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Second round table discussion session
Opportunity to move to a new topic discussion

14:30 - 15:30 Third round table discussion session
Opportunity to move to a new topic discussion

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshment Break

16:00 - 17:00 Open discussion to identify the ‘known unknowns’ in onco-glycobiology

17:00 - 17:30 Summary and closing comments