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5th – 7th November, 2018. Milan, Italy

The aim of this International meeting is to focus on the molecular mechanisms and interactions in health and disease conditions beyond infection, including sensitization, gut-brain communication, aging, cancer, chronic inflammation and autoimmunity.
Motivation for the selection of this topic is that despite a huge increase in genomic, proteomic and metabolomics data that allowed to relate microbiota composition to health and disease of different organs, the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria, viruses and fungi communicate with the host organism remain largely unknown.
In this context the key role is played by the Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs), including Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) but also intracellular NLRs and other receptors.
Confirmed plenary speakers

12 – 15 December, 2017. Ghent, Belgium –

12th July 2017 Room Sironi (Aula U4-8), Building U4, University of Milano-Bicocca

12th July 2017 –

Glycoscience: at the interface between Chemistry and Biology

TOLLerant Workshop

University of Milano-Bicocca
Aula Sironi – Building U4, Piazza della Scienza 4

Organizer: Prof. Francesco Peri – Coordinator of the TOLLerant project*



12th July 2017
Room Sironi (Aula U4-8), Building U4,
University of Milano-Bicocca

    09.00 – 09.15 Welcome address: Prof. Francesco Peri

    09:15 – 10:00 Cell-Surfaced Carbohydrate-Protein Interactions and Origami Art
    Dr Shang-Cheng Hung, Ph.D. – Genomics Research Center Academia Sinica Taipei, Taiwan

    10:00 – 10:45 Chemistry on Free Sugars and Stereoselective Glycosylation Reactions
    Cheng-Chung Wang Ph.D. – Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica. Taipei, Taiwan

    10.45-11.15 Coffee break

    11:15 – 12:00 Synthesis and Function of Bacterial Glycoconjugates for Regulation of Immune System
    Atsushi Shimoyama, Ph. D., Assistant Professor – Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

    12:00 – 12:45 Challenges in Cancer Vaccine Development by Regulating Immune Responses
    Koichi Fukase, Ph. D., Professor – Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

    12.45-13.00 Closing remarks

    13.15 Lunch (Speakers)

Workshop <strong>Napoli 5th to 7th June, 2017</strong>


– Sponsored by IEIIS

Napoli 5th to 7th June, 2017

Meeting Venue: Università di Napoli Federico II
“Complesso dei SS. Marcellino e Festo”
Address: Largo S. Marcellino, 10 – Napoli

Organizing Committee: Alba Silipo, Francesco Peri, Flaviana Di Lorenzo, Roberta Marchetti


Madrid, July 1, 2016 - Center for Biological Research, CIB-CSIC

ITN networking at CIB

Madrid, July 1, 2016

Center for Biological Research, CIB-CSIC
Spanish Council for Scientific Research
C. Ramiro de Maeztu, 9 Madrid, Spain

Sonsoles Martín-Santamaría
Dolores Pérez-Sala
Andreia Mónico
Sofía Duarte
Andrea Flores-Ibarra

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Koichi Fukase - Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.

Seminar in the frame of Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 642157 – Toll-Like Receptor 4 activation and function in diseases: an integrated chemical-biology approach

Friday, June 17, 2016 – 11:00, Luisella Sironi U4-08,
Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, 20126 Milan, Italy

Koichi Fukase – Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University


We have studied the synthesis of immunostimulating and immunomodulating glycoconjugates from microbes and ourselves to elucidate their action mechanism in innate immunity and acquired immunity. We are now focusing the new methods for immunoregulation by using microbial and animal glycans as well as by the modification of glycan structures toward the future therapeutic applications, i.e., development of immune adjuvants and vaccines, anti-cancer therapy, anti-allergy therapy, and so on. Our strategy for immunoregulation is 1) immunostimulation through innate immune receptors such as TLR4, TLR2, Nod1, and Nod2, 2) synergistic immunostimulation by conjugation of innate immune receptor ligands, 3) immunomodulation through CD1d ligands from Entamoeba histolytica , 4) control of cell surface glycan structures of hosts, and 5) the use of glycan antigens. Based on these strategies, we synthesized various natural and designed glycoconjugates. Their immunoregulatory activity will be also described.

Host: Prof. Francesco Peri

III biennial

On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is our honor to welcome you to the joint meeting XII Carbohydrate Symposium / III Chemical Biology Meeting organized by the specialized groups in Carbohydrate Chemistry (HIC) and Chemical Biology (GEQB) of the Royal Society of Chemistry of Spain (RSEQ).

The Congress will be held at the “Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas” (CIB-CSIC) in Madrid, from 14th-16th March 2016.

The “Jornadas de Carbohidratos”-Carbohydrate Symposium, now in its XII edition, is a well established biennial meeting of the RSEQ Group of Carbohydrate Chemistry which first edition was held in Granada in 1989.

The biennial meetings of the RSEQ Group of Chemical Biology started in 2012 in Santiago de Compostela and were continued in 2014 in Bilbao, with the joint meeting with the Spanish Peptide Community that celebrated the XIV Iberian Peptide Meeting (EPI).

This present joint meeting will enable communication of research embracing the interface between chemistry and biology, with special focus on modern glycosciences, highlighting their relation in fundamental concepts, methodologies and experimental approaches.

In addition to Plenary and Invited lectures delivered by international and Spanish reputed scientists in both fields, the event will provide young researchers with the opportunity to personally present their work in the format of either oral, flash or poster communications.

We are inviting you to participate. We hope that you will enjoy very much your stay with us, get profit of the scientific program, have time to meet old friends and to know new colleagues, and have the chance to visit the exciting city of Madrid, Capital of Spain.

Francisco Javier Cañada and Sonsoles Martín-Santamaría
Chairs of the Organizing and Scientific Committees