York Science and Technology Workshops
1995 - Biotechnology Awareness
Plant Polysaccharides and Glycoproteins as Sources of
6 - 8 September 1995
In plants the utilisation of carbohydrate in metabolism and
more especially in the plant cell wall is extreme. Plants
therefore have an enormous potential for diversification of
biological function by taking advantage of carbohydrate
This workshop comprises sessions dealing with the major
types of bioactive oligosaccharides and their parent plant
polysaccharides and glycoproteins. Each session leader will
give details of the current state of play in their area and
then lead the subsequent discussion.
Topics and speakers include:
Oligosaccharide fragments from pectin that act as regulatory
signals in plants, Prof Dianna Bowles.
Changes in expression of cell surface arabinogalactan
proteins with plant cell development, Dr Roger Pennell.
Enzymes that act on xyloglucan, Prof Grant Reid.
N-glycans with biological activity in plants, Dr David
For further information, please contact:
Dr Louise Dewhurst
Department of Biology
University of York
PO Box 373
Tel: 01904 432920
Fax: 01904 433029
Email: ald1 at york.ac.uk