The Organising Committee cordially invites you to participate in the 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium in 2018 (ICS 2018), to be held from the 15th to the 19th of July at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL).

In the morning of the 15thof July, the Young Researcher Workshop and the Glycoinformatics Masterclass will take place at FCUL, both sponsored by CarboMet. On the 14th. of July, recent findings in glycochemistry and glycobiology will also be presented at the ICS Iberian Day.

The scientific sessions of this Symposium cover carbohydrate chemistry and analysis, carbohydrate structure and function, carbohydrates in medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, natural products, computational sciences and emerging areas of glycosciences, lectured by the world's most prestigious experts.

Contributions are expected in a diversity of topics where carbohydrates play a key role. We welcome presentations in glycosciences and personalized medicine, glycans, inflammation and disease, glycosylation and disease, vaccines, prebiotics, in particular for infants, gut microbiota, carbohydrates and nutrition, carbohydrates and cosmetics, polysaccharide biotechnology, glycoinformatics and carbohydrates in the bio-based economy with emphasis e.g. in glycomaterials and in lignocellulosic biomass valorization.

We wish all participants a fruitful meeting in this beautiful city of Lisbon, embraced by “her” golden sun and the magic Tejo river, running into our billowy sea!

Welcome to ICS 2018!

Amélia Pilar Rauter

International Carbohydrate Organisation www

Zbigniew Witczak (USA) President
N. Jayaraman (India) Past-President
Amélia P. Rauter (Portugal) President-Elect
Spencer Williams (Australia) Secretary

International Carbohydrate Organisation National Representatives

Oscar Varela (Argentina)
Spencer J. Williams (Australia)
Paul Kosma (Austria)
Ivone de Carvalho (Brazil)
Todd Lowary (Canada)
Biao Yu (P.R. China)
Vicente Verez Bencomo (Cuba)
Vladimir Kren (Czech Republic)
Mads Clausen (Denmark)
Risto Renkonen (Finland)
Anne Imberty (France)

Valentin Wittmann (Germany)
Lajos Szente (Hungary)
N. Jayaraman (India)
Paul Murphy (Ireland)
Timor Baasov (Israel)
Francesco Nicotra (Italy)
Yukishige Ito (Japan)
Injae Shin (Korea)
Johannis P. Kamerling (The Netherlands)
Richard Furneaux (New Zealand)
Berit Smestad Paulsen (Norway)

Slawomir Jarosz (Poland)
Amelia P. Rauter (Portugal)
Yuriy A. Knirel (Russian Federation)
Miloš Hricovíni (Slovakia)
David W. Gammon (South Africa)
Jesús Jiménez-Barbero (Spain)
Olof Ramström (Sweden)
Beat Ernst (Switzerland)
Chun-Hung Lin (Taiwan)
Carmen Galan (United Kingdom)
Zbigniew J. Witczak (United States of America)

International Carbohydrate Symposium 2018

Organizing Committee

Amélia P. Rauter, Chair (FCUL)
Tânia Almeida (Universidade Lusófona)
Maria Eduarda Araújo (FCUL)
João Manuel de Barros (FCUL)
Carlos Borges (FCUL)
Margarida Sacadura Botte (FCUL)
Tana Lukeba Canda (Universidade Agostinho Neto)
Ana Paula Carvalho (FCUL)
Ricardo Cruz (FCUL)
Ana Paula Esteves (Univ. do Minho)
Dulcineia Ferreira (Instituto Politécnico de Viseu)
Albertino Figueiredo (Univ. da Beira Interior, UBI)
Carlos Fontes (Managing Director of NZYTech-Genes and Enzymes)
Helena Gaspar (FCUL)
Isabel Ismael (UBI)
Jorge Justino (Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, IPS)
Alice Martins (FCUL)
Filomena Martins (FCUL)
Ana Marta de Matos (FCUL)
Christopher Maycock (FCUL)
Cristina Moiteiro (FCUL)
Tânia Morais (FCUL)
Fernando Nunes (Univ. de Trás-Os-Montes e Alto Douro)
Rafael Nunes (FCUL)
Ana Paula Paiva (FCUL)
João Pedro Pais (FCUL)
Teresa Pamplona (FCUL)
Rita Pereira (FCUL)
Luísa Roseiro (Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia)
Maria Teresa Blásquez Sánchez (FCUL)
Ana Isabel Tomáz (FCUL)
Maria Soledade Santos (FCUL)
Susana Santos (FCUL)
Nuno Xavier (FCUL)

International Advisory Board

Timor Baasov (Israel)
Vicente Verez Bencomo (Cuba)
Mads Clausen (Denmark)
Richard Furneaux (New Zealand)
Carmen Galan (United Kingdom)
David W. Gammon (South Africa)
Miloš Hricovíni (Slovakia)
Yukishige Ito (Japan)
Yuriy A. Knirel (Russian Federation)
Vladimir Kren (Czech Republic)
Chun-Hung Lin (Taiwan)
Hermen Overkleeft (The Netherlands)
Berit Smestad Paulsen (Norway)
Risto Renkonen (Finland)
Injae Shin (Korea)
Olof Ramström (Sweden)
Lajos Szente (Hungary)
Oscar Varela (Argentina)
Zbigniew J. Witczak (United States of America)
Valentin Wittmann (Germany)

Scientific committee

Margarida Amaral (Portugal)
Javier Cañada (Spain)
Marek Chmielewski (Poland)
Ramon Estevez (Spain)
Hans Kamerling (The Netherlands)
Antoni Molinaro (Italy)
Francesco Nicotra (Italy)
Nikolay Nifantiev (Russian Federation)
Juan Carlos Palacios (Spain)
Serge Perez (France)
Patrick Rollin (France)
Isabel Sousa (Portugal)
Joachim Thiem (Germany)
Hans Peter Wessel (Germany)

Committee of Honour

Chaired by His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

António Manuel da Cruz Serra
Rector of the Universidade e Lisboa
Manuel Heitor
Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Maria Fernanda Rollo
Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education
Luísa Loura
Director General of DGEEC-Direção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência, Portugal
Paulo Ferrão
President of the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal
Hélder Sousa Silva
Mayor of Mafra City Council, Portugal
Augusto Guedes
President of the College of Technical Engineers
Oscar Armando Moscariello
the Ambassador of Argentina
Robert Zischg
the Ambassador of Austria
Jeffrey Marder
the Ambassador of Canada
Mercedes Martinez Valdez
the Ambassador of Cuba
Javier Levy Hernandéz
3rd Secretary, Cuba Embassy
Michael Suhr
the Ambassador of Denmark
Christina Oskjaer
Chief of the Chancellery, Denmark Embassy
Tarja Laitiainen
the Ambassador of Finland
Juliana Chin
Centro Económico e Cultural de Taipei
Jean Michel Casa
the Ambassador of France
Vincent Brignol
Scientific Advisor of the French Embassy in Portugal
Klára Breuer
the Ambassador of Hungary
K. Nandini Singla
the Ambassador of India
Orla Tunney
the Ambassadeur of Ireland
Raphael Gamzou
the Ambassador of Israel
Yun Niimi
the Ambassador of Japan
Anders Erdal
the Ambassador of Norway
Jacek Junosza Kisielewski
the Ambassador of Poland
Oldrich Havacek
the Ambassador of Slovakia
Mmamakwena Gaoretelelwe
the Ambassador of South Africa

Eduardo Gutiérrez Sáenz de Buruaga
the Ambassador of Spain

Maria Angeles Rivero
Education Counselor of the Spanish Embassy
Helena Pilsas Ahlin
the Ambassador of Sweden
André Regli
the Ambassador of Switzerland
Kirsty Hayes
the Ambassador of the United Kingdom
Eduardo Marçal Grilo
President of Conselho Geral of the Universidade de Aveiro
José Manuel Pinto Paixão
Vice-Rector of the Universidade de Lisboa
Artur Manuel Soares da Silva
President of the Portuguese Chemical Society and Vice-Rector of the Universidade de Aveiro
António Mateus
President of Conselho de Escola of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Luís Carriço
Director of the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Pedro Almeida
Subdirector of the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Jorge Maia Alves
Subdirector of the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fernanda Oliveira
Subdirector Faculdade de Ciências daUniversidade de Lisboa
Margarida Santos Reis
Subdirector Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Hugo Miranda, Subdirector
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa​
José Manuel Rebordão
President of Fciências.ID
Christopher Brett
IUPAC Vice-President and President-Elect
Francesco Nicotra
President of IUPAC Division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Nikolay Nifantiev
Vice-President of IUPAC Division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
João Pereira da Cruz
President of the Portuguese Association of European Patent Attorneys
Adelino Leitão de Moura Galvão
Secretary General of the Portuguese Chemical Society
Isabel Mota
President of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Jesus Jiménez Barbero
Director of CIC BioGUNE and RSEQ Past President
Maria do Carmo Fonseca
President of Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Paula Alves
Director of Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica - IBET, Portugal
Margaret Brimble
Associate Editor of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

Hugh Burrows
Editor of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Manuel Coimbra
Editor of Carbohydrate Polymers
Robert Field
Editor of Carbohydrate Research
Zhongwu Guo
Editor of the Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
Haymo Ross
Editor in Chief of Chemistry - A European Journal, Wiley-VCH Germany
Margarida Amaral
Head of BioISI, FCUL, Portugal
Carlos Castro
Head of CQECiências, FCUL
Cecília Rodrigues
Head of iMED Ulisboa, Portugal
João Gorjão Clara
Coordinator of the Study Group of Geriatric Medicine of the Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine
Sabine Flitsch
Director of CARBOMET and IBCARB Networks
Silvia Câmara
Director of Dgartes
Teresa Alves
CIPAN CEO, Portugal
Luís Portela
BIAL Chairman, Portugal
Maria Xavier
Assistant to the Secretary of State for Culture
Maria João Conceição Timóteo Rodrigues
Research Manager SUMOL COMPAL
Margarida Lobo Antunes
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa
Luis Rocha San Miguel Bento
LSU - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA
João Carlos Bordado
CERENA, Instituto Superior Técnico
Marek Chmielewski
Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Jacques Defaye
Grenoble Alpes Université, France
Johannis Kamerling
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Manuel Martin Lomas
Founding Director CIC biomaGUNE and former President of RSEQ Carbohydrate Group
José Pereira Miguel
Full Professor, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Soledad Penadés
Pioneer in Spain in glyconanomaterials and supramolecular glycochemistry, Spain
Richard Schmidt
University of Konstanz, Germany
J.F.G. Vliegenthart
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
H. P. Wessel
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Scientific Program

ICS 2018 TimeTable PDF Campus MAP PDF Detailed Program PDF Book Of Abstracts PDF

network: eduroam username: carbohydrate@fc.ul.pt password: ics2018

Registration July 13 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm | July 14-16 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

ICS Iberian Day July 14 more information

ICS Young Researcher Workshop July 15 8:30 am-1:15 pm more information :: sponsored by CarboMet

Glycoinformatics Masterclass July 15 9:00 am-1:00 pm more information :: sponsored by CarboMet

ICS Opening Ceremony July 15 5:00 pm

Roy L. Whistler International Award Lecture & ICO Young Researcher Award Lecture July 15 5:30 pm

Plenary and Invited Lectures, Oral Communications, Flash and Poster Presentations July 16-19

Confirmed Plenary Lectures and Speakers

David Crich
Roy L. Whistler International Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA
Saccharides, Pseudosaccharides and their Mimetics

Jesús Jiménez-Barbero
CIC bioGUNE, Spain

Breaking the limits in investigating Glycan-Protein Interactions by using NMR

Tamao Endo
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan

Processing of O-mannosyl glycan and its pathological role in muscular dystrophy

Beat Ernst
Emeritus Institut für Molekulare Pharmazie, Univ. of Basel, Switzerland

Carbohydrate-Lectin Interactions-What makes them unique?

Sabine Flitsch
The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology


Zhongwu Guo
Univ. of Florida, Department of Chemistry, USA

Synthetic and Biological Studies of GPI Anchors and GPI-Anchored Proteins

Anne Imberty
Centre de Recherches sur les MAcromolécules Végétales (CERMAV), France

Exploring fungal and bacterial lectome: 1000 ways to bind your sugars

Paul Kosma
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Division of Organic Chemistry, Austria

Bacterial higher-carbon sugars-key compounds in immune recognition

Thisbe K. Lindhorst
Christiana Albertina Univ. of Kiel,Otto Diels Institute of Organic Chemistry, Germany

Optoglycomics: Photoswitchable Glycoconjugates to Explore Carbohydrate Recognition

Todd Lowary
Canadian Glycomic Network (GlycoNet), Univ. of Alberta, Canada

Synthesis as an enabling technology for understanding bacterial glycan biosynthesis and function

John Magnani
GlycoMimetics, Inc., USA

Three different glycomimetic drugs in clinical trials for inflammatory disorders and cancer

Pauline Rudd
National Institute for Bioprocessing, Research and Training and University College, Dublin

Deciphering the Glycoproteome: a step towards understanding the complexity of biological systems

David Vocadlo
Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Chemical Biology Tools to Perceive and Perturb Glycans and Carbohydrate Processing Enzymes in Living Systems

Bruce Turnbull
School of Chemistry-Univ. of Leeds, United Kingdom

Re-engineering bacterial toxin lectins for synthetic glycobiology

Biao Yu
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China

Total Synthesis of Pregnane Glycosides to Decipher Their Biological Activities

Confirmed Invited Lectures and Speakers

Roberto Adamo
GSK Vaccines srl, Italy

Glycoconjugate vaccines: approaches for preparation and recent trends

Peter Andreana
The University of Toledo, USA

Entirely Carbohydrate Immunogens for Anti-Tumor mAb Development

Margaret Brimble
The University of Auckland, School of Chemical Sciences, New Zealand

Synthesis of Glycopeptides using Click Chemistry, Native Chemical Ligation and Enzymatic Glycosylation

Angeles Canales
Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Department of Organic Chemistry, Spain

Lanthanide-chelating carbohydrate conjugates to detect carbohydrate-protein interactions.

Ivone Carvalho
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Synthesis and evaluation of fluorescent Trypanosoma cruzi GPI anchors in support of drug discovery for Chagas’ disease

Sergio Castillón
Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

Playing around with glycosylation: from strategy to green processes

Xing Chen

Chemical Labeling and Quantitative Analysis of Protein O-GlcNAcylation

Bjørn Christensen
NOBIPOL, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Polysaccharide Engineering: Lateral and Terminal Modification

Manuel A. Coimbra
QOPNA/ REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Non-enzymatic transglycosylation reactions in foods: the example of honey, coffee, and starch

Francisco Corzana
Department of Chemistry, Univ. de la Rioja, Spain

The use of fluoroproline in MUC1 antigen enables efficient detection of antibodies in patients with cancer

Giancarlo Cravotto
Università di Torino, Italy

Combined Cavitational and Enzymatic Treatments for the valorization of Lignocellulosic Feedstock, from Lab to Pilot Scale

Richard Daniellou
Institut de Chimie Organique et Analytique, Univ. d'Orléans, France

Glycoside hydrolases as efficient biocatalysts: from fundamental research to cosmetic applications

Alexei V. Demchenko
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis, USA

From stereocontrolled glycosylation to automated oligosaccharide synthesis

Martin Frank
Biognos, Sweden

Molecular simulation of carbohydrate binding

Shinya Fushinobu
Department of Biotechnology, The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

Structural biology of glycan-degrading enzymes from beneficial human gut microbe bifidobacteria

Verónica Luque
Departamento de Química Orgánica, Univ. de Extremadura, Spain

Eco-friendly synthesis and antiproliferative activity of carbohydrate-derived heterocycles

Francisco Gírio
LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, IP, Portugal

Biotechnology of polysaccharides for biofuels and bio-based products

Ana Gomez
Departamento de Química Bio-Orgánica, Instituto de Química Orgánica General, CSIC, Spain

Carbohydrates and fluorescent probes. New avenues in chemistry and glycochemistry

Ramon Hurtado Guerrero
Instituto Universitario de Investigación, Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos, Univ. Zaragoza, Spain

The interdomain flexible linker of the polypeptide GalNAc transferases (GalNAc-Ts) dictates their long-range glycosylation preferences

Markus Jondelius Hederos
R&D Glycom A/S, Denmark

Processes Towards the Production of Human Milk Oligosaccharides

Srinivas Hotha
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune, India

Gold-catalysed Synthesis of Giant Oligosaccharides of Mycobacterial Cell Wall

Shang-Cheng Hung
Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Probing Specific Cell-Surface Heparan Sulfate-Protein Interactions

N. Jayaraman
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry, India

Unsaturated Sugar Synthons for Newer Chemical Glycosylations and Bioconjugation

Slawomir Jarosz
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Stereoselective Synthesis of Sugar Mimetics from Simple Monosaccharides

Pavol Kovac
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases | National Institute of Health, NIH, USA

Conjugate Vaccines from Synthetic and Bacterial Carbohydrates Using Squaric Acid Chemistry

Frédérique Lisacek
Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics, Switzerland

Glycomics@ExPASy, a web portal to explore the multiple facets of carbohydrates

Xuewei Liu
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dual Glycosylation: A Minimalist Approach for Oligosaccharide Synthesis

Amadeu LLebaria
Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

Glycosphingolipid and analogues as immunostimulants of NKT cells

Alberto Marra
Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, France

Metal-free click ligations for the synthesis of multivalent sugars and iminosugars

João Mano
Aveiro Institute of Materials, Univ. de Aveiro, Portugal

Marine-derived polysaccharides in hybrid building blocks for tissue engineering

Carla Marino
CIHIDECAR-CONICET-UBA, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Univ. de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Strategies for the synthesis of furanose containing molecules as useful tools in glycobiology

Eoghan McGarrigle
Univ. College Dublin, Ireland

Applications of Organocatalysts in Carbohydrate Chemistry

Carmen Ortiz Mellet
Univ. Sevilla, Departamento de Quimica Orgánica, Spain

sp2 iminosugars: opportunities for new glycotherapies

Mário Monteiro
Univ. of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

The design of a platform for a multi-valent diarrheal vaccine

Laurence Mulard
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France


Ulf Nilsson
Lund University, Sweden

Design, synthesis, and development of lectin ligand mimetics into the clinic

Cláudia Nunes
CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, Univ. de Aveiro, Portugal

Functional polysaccharide-based materials for food and biomedical applications

Stefan Oscarson
Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research, School of Chemistry, Univ. College Dublin, Ireland

Identification of immunologically protecting epitopes in heterogeneous microbial polysaccharides for the development of glycoconjugate vaccines

Eduardo Osinaga
Laboratorio de Glicobiologia e Inmunología Tumoral, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay

Polypeptide-GalNAc-transferases as prognostic and predictive cancer biomarkers

Emily Parker
The Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Twisting tails and curious channels – the phosphoribosyltransferases

Manuela Pintado
Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Univ. Católica, Portugal

Prebiotic carbohydrate polymers from byproducts towards healthier gut microbiota

Antoni Planas
Laboratory of Biochemistry, Institut Químic de Sarrià, Univ. Ramon Llull, Spain

Understanding specificity of chitin and peptidoglycan deacetylases: structure, function, and engineering

Yves Queneau
Institut de Chimie et Biochimie Moléculaires et Suparmoleculaires Université de Lyon

Amphiphiles in glycosciences: from biobased to biological chemistry

Neil Ravenscroft
Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa

Using NMR spectroscopy to facilitate the development and licensure of glycoconjugate vaccines

Niels Reichardt
Glycotechnology, CIC biomaGUNE, Spain

Development of Glycomimetics for Dendritic Cell Targeting

María Teresa Blázquez Sánchez
Centro de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal


Sonsoles Martin Santamaria
Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CSIC, Spain

Computational approaches to Toll-like receptor 4 modulation

Paul Murphy
National Univ. of Ireland, Ireland

Epimerisations of glycosyl thiols and glycomimetic synthesis

Alba Silipo
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Understanding the role of glycoconjugates as key molecules for cell survival and communication

Steven J. Sucheck
American Chemical Society CARB Division Program Chair, Univ. of Toledo-Dep. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, USA

Enhancing antigenicity of synthetic saccharide-based antigens by targeting Fcg receptors

Paula Videira
Fac. de Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Glycoimmunology: cracking sugars to develop novel immunotherapies

Spencer Williams
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Sulfoglycolysis: Mechanistic and structural insights into a novel metabolic pathway

Yongmin Zhang
Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France

Chemically synthesized glycosphingolipids toward cancer therapy

Young Scientist Invited Lecture

Speakers have up to 12 years of experience after Ph.D. completion and are less than 43 years old

Pavla Bojarova
Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic

Multivalent glycoconjugates: lectin ligands with a therapeutic potential

Henok Kinfe
Department of Chemistry, Univ. of Johannesburg, South Africa

Revitalization of Glycals as Indispensable Building Blocks for the Synthesis of Complex Bioactive Organic Molecules

Filipa Marcelo
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Structural Insights into mucin glycosylation and recognition

Angelina Palma
UCIBIO, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Unravelling microbial glycan-recognition systems at a glycomics scale: Integrative approaches combining glycan microarrays and structural analysis

João Rodrigues
Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal

New insights into the role of protein glycosylation in protozoan parasites

Alexander Titz
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, German

Bacterial lectins as targets for diagnostics and therapy

Nuno Manuel Xavier
Faculdade de Ciências, Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal

Structurally Innovative Nucleoside and Nucleotide Analogs of Potential Therapeutic Interest

The scientific program comprises the following presentations (timetable will be on line by the beginning of July):

  • Plenary lectures, 45 min
  • Invited lectures and young scientist invited lectures, 30 min (25 min + 5 min discussion)
  • Oral communications, 15 min (10 min + 5 min discussion)
  • Flash presentation, 5 min, no discussion (discussion by the corresponding poster, presented at the poster sessions)
  • Poster sessions: Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19
  • Poster size: 90 cm width x 120cm height
  • Registration

    before June 20th, 2018 (€) after June 20th, 2018 (€)
    IUPAC, SPQ, RSEQ members non-members IUPAC, SPQ, RSEQ members non-members
    Regular 585 635 650 685
    Student & post-Docs with PhD in 2016–2018 * 285 345 300 360
    Conference Dinner **
    July 19, 2018
    40 40 57 57
    Accompanying Person 150 150 190 190

    Registration includes:

    • Access to all sessions of the scientific program
    • Admission to the Welcome Reception
    • Coffee breaks and lunches
    • The six organs concert - Basilica of the Palace of Mafra - 17 July
    • Non SPQ members will be offered one year membership upon registration

    Payment Info:
    Payment will be via VISA or Bank Transfer.
    Students must demonstrate their status (eg, by attaching the student’s identification card or equivalent) when submitting the proof of registration payment.
    Fellowship holders must demonstrate their status (eg, by attaching a document issued by their research unit) when submitting the proof of registration payment.

    * Post-Docs with Ph.D in 2016–2018
    Participants whose Ph.D. degree is dated between 2016 and 2018 are required to sent their Ph.D. Degree document to ics2018@chemistry.pt for confirmation
    ** Conference Dinner
    Participants and registered accompanying persons have conference dinner sponsored by the meeting paying only 50% (40 euro). Conference dinner for not registered accompanying persons: 80 euro until May 4th; 100 euro after May 4th

    ICS2018 Registration Steps for registration - Cancellation/Refund Policy

    Abstract submission

    The meeting’s official language will be English

    Abstract submission is only possible via the SPQ registration site. Please log in using the password provided in the registration process and then proceed with "abstract submission".

  • Abstract submission for OCs and poster presentations: March 19, 2018, Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2018 (new date)

  • Abstract submission of poster presentations: will be accepted until June 20, 2018 , whose notification of acceptance will be given until June 30, 2018 (new date)

  • Abstract submission for Speakers
  • Contributions on the following topics are welcome:

    • Glycosciences and personalized medicine
    • Carbohydrates for medicine and diagnosis
    • Glycans
    • Inflammation and disease
    • Glycosylation and disease
    • Vaccines
    • Prebiotics, in particular for infants
    • Gut microbiota
    • Carbohydrates and nutrition
    • Carbohydrates and cosmetics
    • Polysaccharide biotechnology
    • Glycomaterials
    • Carbohydrates in lignocellulosic biomass valorization
    • Glycoinformatics
    • Natural Glycoconjugates
    • Synthesis
    • Analysis
    • Biomolecule structure
    The following areas of research will be covered: carbohydrate chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry and glycobiology


    • Plenary Lectures
    • Invited Lectures
    • Young Researcher Lectures
    • Oral Communications
    • Flash Presentations
    • Poster Presentations

    Marine Drugs special issue on Marine glycans

    Participants are encouraged to submit the title and abstract to the guest editor (Prof. Amelia Pilar Rauter) if they wish to propose a contribution on marine glycans and related areas of research.
    until July 14, 2018


    ICS 2018 prize winners PDF

    Roy L. Whistler International Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry

    The Roy L. Whistler International Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry was established in 1984 to recognize scientists ‘who have made contributions of excellence in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry, and with promise of continuing significant contributions. We are honored to announce that Prof. Dr. David Crich will receive this award at the Opening Ceremony of the 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium on the 15th of July 2018.

    ChemPubSoc Europe Prizes

    The ChemPubSoc Europe will award four Poster Prizes:
    • Chemistry – A European Journal Poster Prize
    • European Journal of Organic ChemistryPoster Prize
    • ChemBioChem Poster Prize
    • Angewandte Chemie Poster Prize

    ICO Young Researcher Award

    Nuria Martinez Sáez
    Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University
    Title: "Tn antigen structural insights for engineering MUC1-glycopeptides that offer a new via in cancer-fighting"

    Organic Biomolecular Chemistry Poster Prizes

    The OBC will award four OBC Poster Prizes:

    • OBC Poster Prize: Organic Synthesis
    • OBC Poster Prize: Carbohydrates for Medicine
    • OBC Poster Prize: Vaccines
    • OBC Poster Prize: Chemical Biology

    Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry

    The JCC will award four Poster Prizes:

    • Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry poster prize: novel syntheses
    • Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry poster prize: biomedical oligosaccharides
    • Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry poster prize: cyclodextrines
    • Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry poster prize: chemical glycosylation

    Carbohydrate Research Prizes

    • Carbohydrate Research Poster Prize: Analysis
    • Carbohydrate Research Poster Prize: Chemical Synthesis
    • Carbohydrate Research Poster Prize: Glycans and Glycoconjugates
    • Carbohydrate Research Poster Prize: Carbohydrate Processing enzymes, biomolecular structure and function
    • Carbohydrate Research Best Flash Presentation ICS2018

    Pharmaceuticals best poster award

    • Pharmaceuticals poster prize

    Tokyo Chemical Industry Prize

    • Tokyo Chemical Industry Oral Communication Prize
    • Tokyo Chemical Industry Flash Communication Prize

    World Scientific Prize

    • Two World Scientific Flash Presentation Prizes will be awarded

    Carbosynth Prize

    • Carbosynth Oral Communication Prize

    Carbohydrate Polymers Prize

    • Carbohydrate Polymers Poster Prize

    Megazyme Prize

    • Megazyme Prize for the Best Flash presentation

    J. Pereira da Cruz Award

    • J. Pereira da Cruz Innovation Award

    Key Dates

    • Abstract submission for Oral Communications and poster presentations: 19 March 2018
      decision on acceptance oral/poster: June 30, 2018 (new date)

    • Abstract submission of poster presentations: will be accepted until June 20, 2018
      notification of acceptance will be until June 30, 2018 (new date)

    • Early bird payments deadline: June 20, 2018 (new date)


    How to get to the Conference Venue

    The meeting will take place in the Rectory building of the University (Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa & Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa: C1, C3, C6 and C6).​
    The University of Lisbon can be easily reached from the airport by taxi (ca. 8 euros) and from the city centre also by taxi or by metro (underground) or bus. Some of the conference hotels are located within a walking distance. The joint fleet of the two public transportation companies, Metro (underground) and Carris (buses and trams), covers the entire city.

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    By Metro (Underground)

      The "Airport (Aeroporto)" metro station is now available.| www
      The station for conference venue are "Cidade Universitária" - yellow line.

    By Bus
      Buses by Carris – public bus transportation company www

    By Taxi
      The city is served by 3,500 taxis. A taxi ride from the airport to the conference venue and the city centre should cost between 8€ and 15€.
      Taxis are widely used by the locals, and in comparison to the taxi fares in other countries, the Lisboa taxis are still to be considered a rather inexpensive means of transportation.

      Taxi telephone numbers:
        Autocoope 217 932 756 | Radiotaxis de Lisboa 218 119 000 | GeotaxisTel 218 444 400

    Google Maps



    Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. Lisbon is Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens).

    Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.
    As you walk through Lisbon - whose history spans back thousands of years - you will find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighbourhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level.
    Additional regional highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, and the Estoril/Cascais coastline including the dramatic cliffs of Cape Roca, the Westernmost point on the European continent.

    Visit the website of The Turismo de Lisboa for a detailed list of happenings around town.
    Official Portugal Tourism Site

    Social Program

    Concert at the Basilica of Mafra National Palace
    Tuesday, the 17th of July

    free for participants and registered accompanying persons

    Departure of buses starts at 19h from the venue, direction Mafra. The concert starts at 20h30.
    Please register for this concert at your personal area (number of participants limited to 700).

    The organ concert will be played at the Basilica of the Palace of Mafra, which six pipe organs are widely known around the world. They are a unique organ ensemble originally conceived to play together by the two most important Portuguese organ builders, António Cerveira and Joaquim Fontanes. They were completed in 1807 and restored several times along the centuries. Made of “pau-santo” wood, they bear applications in golden bronze executed by the Neapolitan sculptor Carlo Amatucci, representing flowers, columns and capitals and also diverse musical instruments, like trumpets and violins.

    Conserved until today, the six pipe organs are available to the public. With a remarkable number of works specially composed for this unique instrument, its musical versatility reflects the genius of major names of Portuguese organ mastery.

    Accommodation and Tours

    As Lisbon is a highly popular tourist destination GEOSTAR has pre-blocked a limited number of rooms in different price categories.

    Due to the high demand for accommodation, we strongly recommend you to book your hotel accommodation as early as possible.

      GEOSTAR Torre Oriente, Av. do Colégio Militar, Nº 37 F, 5º, 1500-081 Lisboa
      NIPC 500 886 113
      RNAVT Nº Registo 1819
      : +351 211572280 dmc@geostar.pt
    Online Booking

    General information

    Insurance: All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organizers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property. The organizing committee of ESOC XIX reserves the right to amend and/or alter the conference program without prior notice.

    Time Zone: The time zone in Lisbon is GMT.

    Water: Tap water in Portugal is drinking water!

    Electricity: The voltage in Lisbon is The local current is 220 AC and the connection is made by a two-pin plug. Traveller's from the USA will require a voltage converter. Travellers from the UK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in the UK as they are hard to find in Lisbon (can try at the Lisbon airport).

    Currency, Banks and Post Offices: The national currency in Portugal is Euro. Banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 3 pm. Post offices are usually open between 8.30 am and 6 pm. Exchange houses operate everyday between 9 am and 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm.

    Shopping: Shops are opened from Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 7 pm, in some cases with lunch break from 1 pm to 3 pm. On Saturdays, shops open only in the morning, from 9 am to 1pm. The exception are the Shopping Centres that do a 10 am to 10 or 11 pm stretch 7 days a week. The large Supermarkets also stay open until 9 or 10 pm, 7 days a week.

    Going out in Lisbon: With your conference material you will find a city map and a brochure of Lisbon with lots of necessary information.

    Climate: During July, the temperature in Lisbon is on average 23ºC (Low of 18ºC and Max of 28ºC), and can eventually rain.

    Contact Us

    SPQ - Sociedade Portuguesa de Química - Secretariat/Payments/Billing

      Av. da República, 45 - 3º Esq.
      1050 - 187 Lisboa

      Vat Number: 501 139 265

      (+351) 217 934 637 9h30-17h eventos@spq.pt

    General Information - Organization/Program



    The Organizing Committee is grateful acknowledged to the following Companies and Institutions for donations to ICS 2018

    Young Researcher Workshop & GycoInformatics Master Course Sponsor