WS3: Bioinformatics for bridging glycomics with other -omics


Frederique Lisacek (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Geneva) and Sylvie Ricard-Blum (University of Lyon, France)

Workshop Summary:

In recent years, several reviews (e.g., Aoki-Kinoshita 2013, Campbell et al. 2014) have described the landscape of glycoinformatics and underlined the diversity and the isolation of the corresponding resources. Notably, the lack of connection to other fields of biology is due to a strong focus on analytical chemistry and lesser emphasis on functional characterisation. As functional glycomic information increases, bridging with proteomics, metabolomics and interactomics may become real. This workshop is proposed as an opportunity to sketch the paths glyco-informaticians and bioinformaticians could follow to meet half-way.

A full day with 4 sessions:

  1. Morning sessions will include:
    1. The introduction of concepts of glycobiology and glycomics.
    2. The presentation of selected bioinformatics resources (analytical tools, databases and repositories) with a strong potential for bridging with glyco-bioinformatics.
  2. Afternoon sessions will include:
    1. More presentations on challenges in bioinformatics to connect glycomics with other –omics.
    2. A Round Table discussion on how to address the identified challenges and define the bridging options between glyco- and other –omics via bioinformatics (all speakers and attendees).

Target audience
Glycoscientists, biochemists, proteomicists, bioinformaticians and glycoinformaticians involved in an array of applications such as host-pathogen interactions, human health

Workshop Agenda:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Venue: Kollegienhaus, University of Basel

9:00 - 10:30

Session I: Introduction

9:00 - 9:10 Workshop objectives (organisers)
9:10 - 9:50 Protein glycosylation, Prof. Markus Aebi (ETH, Switzerland)
9:50 - 10:30 High-throughput glycomics, Dr. Roisin O’Flaherty (NIBRT, Dublin, Ireland)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:40

Session II: Bridging glycomics with other -omics (1)

11:00 - 11:25 Pathways and glycomics, Dr. Nicolas Terrapon (Aix-Marseille Uni, France)
11:25 - 11:50 Lipidomics and glycomics, Dr. Alan Bridge (SIB Geneva, Switzerland)
11:50 - 12:15 Epigenetics and glycomics, Dr Francis Jacob (Basel, Switzerland)
12:15 - 12:40 Virology and glycomics, Dr Philippe Lemercier (SIB Geneva, Switzerland)
12:40 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00

Session III: Bridging glycomics with other -omics (2)

13:30 - 13:55 Interactomics and glycomics, Prof. Sylvie Ricard-Blum (Lyon, France)
13:55 - 14:20 3D visualisation and glycomics, Dr David Sehnal (CEITEC, Brno, Czechia)
14:20 - 14:45 3D modelling and glycomics, Dr Rob Woods and Oliver Grant (CCRC, Georgia, USA)
14:45 - 15:00 Current blueprint of bridge construction, Dr Carsten Kettner (Beilstein Institute Frankfurt, Germany)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Session IV: Round Table and general discussion towards meeting workshop objectives