III Biennial Meeting. March 14-16th, Madrid.
We cordially invite you to attend the next joint meeting between the Spanish Chemical Biology Group (GEQB), which will celebrate its third society meeting, and the Carbohydrate Group that will celebrate its XII biennial Meeting.

The goal of the joint meeting is to bring together researchers in the fields of carbohydrates, biomolecular chemistry and biochemistry and chemical biology. In addition to the outstanding plenary speakers, the scientific program will be completed with a set of invited speakers, and oral communications selected from the submitted abstracts. The conference will pay special attention to disclose advancements in the interface fields, were currently the scientific creation is more active.

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Plenary Speakers

Markus Aebi
Markus Aebi has been full Professor of Mycology, before Associate Professor, in the Institute of Microbiology at ETH since 1998.
His research topics center around microbial glycobiology with a special focus on N-linked protein glycosylation and the interaction of fungi with predators and parasites. Markus Aebi was born on June 28, 1955 in Brugg AG. After attending schools in Brugg and Baden, he studied natural sciences at the ETH Zurich and earned his doctorate under Professor Hütter in the Institute of Microbiology at the ETH Zurich. His dissertation was awarded the ETH Medal. After receiving his doctoral degree, he transferred in 1983 to the Institute of Molecular Biology I at the University of Zurich (Professor Ch. Weissmann), where he did postgraduate work and later worked as senior assistant. He did research at the California Institute of Technology from 1987 to 1988 and then returned to the Institute of Molecular Biology I at the University of Zurich.
Prof. Aebi emphasizes the close collaboration of research groups in and outside the ETH as well as the teaching of modern biology. From 1999 to 2003, he served as dean of student affairs and as Vice Head of the Department of Biology and since 2009, he is director of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.
Barbara Imperiali
Barbara Imperiali is the Class of 1922 Professor of Biology and Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Imperiali received her B.Sc. at University College London. She then proceeded to earn her Ph.D. working under the supervision of Professor Satoru Masamune. Following this, she carried out postdoctoral studies at Brandeis University with the late Professor Robert Abeles. Dr. Imperiali began her career as an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University in 1986. In 1989, she joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology where she earned the rank of Professor of Chemistry in 1997. In 1999, Professor Imperiali assumed her current appointment as Professor of Biology and Professor of Chemisty at MIT.
Barbara Imperiali’s research interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology. She interrogates biology with a chemical lexicon, using chemically driven strategies to provide new insight into the fundamental processes of life. In doing so, she and her team have revealed diverse aspects of protein structure, function, and design, and the role of proteins in cellular function and disease.
Antoni Planas
Dr. Antoni Planas is Professor of Biochemistry and Head of the Bioengineering Department at the Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS), Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona.
He graduated in Chemistry (IQS, 1981) and Biochemistry (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1987), and obtained the PhD in Chemistry in 1987 from the IQS, the doctoral work carried out between Barcelona and the Max-Plank Institut für Strahlenchemie in Germany. After two years postdoc in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC Berkeley (with Prof. Jack Kirsch) working on transaminases, he spent three years as Research Scientist at the Autonomus University of Barcelona. Then he was appointed by the IQS in 1993 as Associate Professor, and promoted to Full Professor in 2003. He set up the research group Laboratory of Biochemistry at the IQS in 1993, promoted the construction of the Bioengineering Building in 2007 and the foundation of the Bioengineering Department. He has been Visiting Professor in UC Berkeley (1992), University of Antioquia in Colombia (1997 and 2006), and INSA, Toulouse in France (2005).
Peter Seeberger
Prof. Dr. Seeberger is Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Surfaces in Potsdam and Professor at the Free University of Berlin. In addition he serves as Affiliate Professor at the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research (La Jolla, USA) and honorary Professor at the University of Potsdam.
Peter H. Seeberger studied chemistry and biochemistry in Erlangen (Germany) and Boulder (USA). After completing his PhD and performing research at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research in New York he built an independent research program at MIT where he was promoted to Firmenich Associate Professor of Chemistry with tenure after just four years. After six years as Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich he assumed positions as Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and Professor at the Free University of Berlin. In addition he serves as Affiliate Professor at the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research (La Jolla, USA) and honorary Professor at the University of Potsdam.

Invited Speakers

Ángeles Canales (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Sergio Castillón (Universidad Rovira i Virgili), Aitziber L. Cortajarena (IMDEA Nanociencia), Francisco Corzana (Universidad de La Rioja), Federico Gago (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares), José Manuel García-Fernández (IIQ-CSIC), Anna Grandas (Universidad de Barcelona), Marcelo Guerin (Universidad del País Vasco), Pedro Merino (Universidad de Zaragoza), Dolores Pérez-Sala (CIB-CSIC), José Manuel Pingarrón (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Amelia Rauter (Universidad de Lisboa), Alba Silipo (Universidad de Nápoles Federico II), Dolores Solís (IQFR-CSIC), Laura Soucek (Instituto de Oncología, Hospital Vall d´Hebron), Ignacio Tuñón (Universidad de Valencia), Antonio Vargas-Berenguel (Universidad de Almería), M. Eugenio Vázquez (CIQUS-Universidad de Santiago de Compostela).