Confirmed Speakers

  • Kazuhiro Aoki, University of Georgia, USA
  • Mario Feldman, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, USA
  • Christine Szymanski, University of Georgia, USA
  • Yann Guerardel, Lille University, France
  • Kiyotaka Fujita, Kagoshima University
  • Shinya Fushinobu, Tokyo University
  • Takane Katayama, Kyoto University
  • Motomitsu Kitaoka, Niigata University
  • Kaoru Takegawa, Kyushu University



  • Please submit this form by February 28, 2020.
  • Registration is free.
  • Symposium dinner information will be posted as soon as it is confirmed.

Tentative Program

Monday, March 9, 2020

Room: AE453
10:00-10:20 Organizers Welcome to Symposium and Introduction of the MicroGlycoDB Project
10:20-10:50 Shinya Fushinobu Microbial enzymes expanding the glycoside hydrolase families: a structural view
10:55-11:25 Motomitsu Kitaoka
Faculty of Agriculture,
Niigata University
Practical Production of Oligosaccharides Employing Phosphorylases
11:30-12:00 Christine Szymanski Campylobacter jejuni, a model bacterium for MicroGlycoDB
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 Kazuhiro Aoki Comprehensive glycomics in biomedical research
14:05-14:35 Kaoru Takegawa Substrate specificity and structure of microbial endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidases
14:40-15:10 Takane Katayama Molecular insight into bifidobacteria-rich microbiota formation in the breast-fed infant guts
15:10-15:30 Coffee/Tea break
15:30-16:00 Kiyotaka Fujita D-arabinan degradative enzymes of Microbacterium arabinogalactonlyticum for the assimilation of mycobacterial lipoarabinomannan
16:05-16:35 Yann Guerardel Cross-reactivity of bacterial polysaccharides when diagnosing fungal infections - When Candida betrays Nocardia
16:40-17:10 Mario Feldman
Department of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine St Louis
Sugar coating bacterial virulence: capsule synthesis and protein glycosylation in Acinetobacter baumannii
18:00 Symposium dinner

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Room: AE454
09:30-10:00 Louis-David LeClercq Glycopeptidolipid biosynthesis from Mycobacterium abscessus: genes function investigation by integrated structural analysis
10:05-10:35 Christophe Mariller GlfH1, a galactosidase specific to mycobacterial arabinogalactan
10:40-11:10 Shujiro Okuda Exploration of glycan related genes from metagenomic data in various environments
11:15-11:35 Sunmyoung Lee
Graduate School of Engineering,
Soka University
Status of the MicroGlycoDB database
11:40-12:10 Questions/Discussion about MicroGlycoDB
12:10-13:30 Lunch
13:30 Discussion and Hackathon
Break into small groups of developers and experimentalists to discuss user interface, data and functionality of MicroGlycoDB

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Room: AE454
All day Discussions and hackathons in groups

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Room: AE454
All day Discussions and hackathons in groups
17:00 Wrap-up presentations from groups