What are the course fees?
The course fees are 250 EURO per participant. It includes participation, all course materials and refreshments throughout the day. We recommend attending the entire Winter School, however, you can attend each one module as it suits your needs: Module 1 (Theory, 150 Euro) or Module 2 (Hands-On Training, 150 Euro). You can indicate your choice on the application form.
Who can attend the Winter School?
Master students in their final year, PhD students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Young Professionals (e.g. TA’s, MTA’s, BTA’s) with an interest in Glycobiology
Do you offer scholarships to attend the Winter School?
We don’t provide direct scholarships, however, there might be other funding opportunities available that we are happy to assist with. For any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Manuela Schuetze, Manuela.Schuetze@glyconet.de Also, if you are not located in Berlin or Potsdam, we are happy to help you find housing during your stay.
Do I need prior knowledge in Glycobiology or Glycobiotechnology?
No. We ask for each applicant’s level of expertise in the application form and will adjust the course content to make the Winter School relevant for all participants.
What are the main objectives of the course?
We aim to convey theoretical knowledge in Glycobiology and Glycobiotechnology as well as hands-on training in new techniques used in Glycobiotechnology. The topics for the theoretical part are:
Glycobiology (Stephan Hinderlich)
Monosaccharides, glycans and glycoconjugates – The structural basis of glycobiology
Biosynthesis of glycoconjugates – The glycosylation machinery
Biological functions of glycans – Lectins and other players
Glycobiotechnology (Lars Stöckl, Stefan Kubick, Stephan Hinderlich)
Therapeutic glycoproteins – Antibodies, hormones, clotting factors and others
Production systems for glycoproteins – Mammalian cell systems, cell-free
glycoprotein synthesis, alternative expression systems
Glycoengineering – Making biobetters and biosuperiors
Glycan analysis (Veronique Blanchard)
Principles of glycan analysis – Mass spectrometry et al.
Diagnostic applications of glycan analysis
Lectures are complemented by specific talks of glyconet members.