São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Glycobiology (SPSAS-GLYC)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SPSAS-GLYC will be postponed to 2021.
A possible new date will be announced soon.

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science in Glycobiology (SPSAS-GLYC) will bring together 6 international and 6 national researchers who are reference in Glycobiology. The topics to be adressed have been selected for their relevance to academia and industry. The scientific program will cover:

1) biosynthesis and function of glycoconjugates;
2) glycan functions in cancer;
3) new methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis of glycoconjugates;
4) importance of glycan-binding proteins in pathological processes;
5) glycan-mediated immune system modulation;
6) glycobiology applied to the study of infectious diseases;
7) heparin and intracellular signaling;
8) chemical and enzymatic synthesis of glycoconjugates for disease treatment.

The SPSAS-GLYC will be funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) which offers resources for the organization of short courses in advanced research in different areas of knowledge, contributing to students training and creating in the State of São Paulo a center of attraction for scientific talent.

Interested parties should apply at https://sites.usp.br/spsas-glyc/spsas-glyc/aplication/ until December 2020.

Applicants will be evaluated by the SPSAS-GLYC organizing committee who will notify all eligible participants by e-mail.

The applicants will be selected based on the letter of intent, abstract of the research project and the applicant CV.

Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/M.Sc. and Doctoral/Ph.D. courses) and developing a thesis in the field of Glycobiology.

The applicant’s country of origin will also be taken into consideration, in order to include participants from all continents.

  • Institution

    Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas – ICB/USP

  • Field of Knowledge

    General biology

  • Academic Director

    Giuseppe Palmisano

  • Grant Number


  • Date

    To be defined

  • Registration Deadline


  • Site


  • City

    São Paulo

  • Keywords

    Glycobiology, glycans, biosynthesis, pathological processes

  • Program Hide

    Find out about the program at: https://sites.usp.br/spsas-glyc/program/


    Adriane Todeschini – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Giuseppe Palmisano – Biomedical Sciences Institute, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Maria Cristina Roque Antunes Barreira – Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Roger Chammas – Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Walter Colli – Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Ajit Varki – Glycobiology Research and Training Center, University of California, USA
    Carolyn Bertozzi – School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, USA
    Marcelo Lima – School of Life Sciences, Keele University, UK
    Mike Ferguson – School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK
    Morten Thaysen Andersen – Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia
    Richard Cummings – National Center for Functional Glycomics, Harvard Medical School, USA