About GlyCoCan

GlyCoCan is a Marie Curie European Training Network composed of 15 leading European partners in the fields of glycobiology, glyco-immunology and biomarker research. It provides a multidisciplinary training for a new generation of researchers in the young field of glyco-oncology, bridging academic and industrial sectors.

Our goal

The main scientific objective of the network is enhancing our understanding on the structure-function relationship of glycosylation in colorectal cancer (CRC) for finding improved diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and pave the way for novel therapeutic targets.


2nd GlyCoCan annual meeting in Leiden (12-16 March 2018)

Our second annual meeting in March was a full success, starting with an inspiring Translational Research Symposium, followed by fruitful project-specific discussions and three days of multi-faceted workshops for the young researchers. The symposium on 12th March was...

1st GlyCoCan annual meeting in Lisbon (21-23 June 2017)

  During our first annual meeting in Lisbon the GlyCoCan participants had the opportunity to give each other as well as our project officer an update on the overall project progress. Next to the progress reports by the work package leaders, our 13 early stage...

Annual Meeting: program and registration!

The first annual meeting will take place on June 21 – 23 in Lisbon, at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia in Caparica. It will be a great opportunity to address outstanding questions related to glycosylation of colorectal cancer (CRC). The GlyCoCan consortium aims...

Stephanie Holst-Bernal co-coordinator of the GlyCocan project

Since September 2016 Stephi is co-coordinator of the GlyCocan project, together with Manfred Wuhrer: she will be in charge of the scientific coordination of the project and keep an overview of the reporting activities. Stephi graduated in January 2017 with a thesis...

Funded by: European Commission, Horizon 2020 programme
under grant agreement number 676421
Associated FP7 consortia: IBD-BIOM, High-Glycan