Program and Schedule


Full preliminary scientific program (TBA)

Theme: "Integrating Glycoscience From Biology and Chemistry to Medicine"

Satellite Symposia 

I. Chemical Aspects of Glycobiology 
II. Glycans in Neuroscience 
III. Consortium for Functional Glycomics (CFG) 
IV. Junior Scientist Mini-Conference

Sessions 

I. Systems Glycobiology from Chemistry to Biology
II. Virus/ Inflammation Glycobiology
III. Glycan Binding Proteins / Immunology
IV. Regulation and Signaling
V. Prokaryotic Glycan Assembly
VI. Stem Cells / iPS
VII. Glycans, Metabolism and Functions
VIII. Disease: Mechanism, Biomarker and Therapeutics
IX. Glycan Structures and Bioinformatics

Program committee:
Chair (SFG) Naoyuki Taniguchi 
Chair (JSCR) Tamao Endo
Kenji Kadomatsu (Nagoya University)
Inka Brockhausen (Queen's University)
Michael Pierce (CCRC)
Stuart Haslam (Imperial College of London)
Rita Gerardy-Schahn (University Hannover)
Hideharu Ishida (Gifu University)
Christopher West (OUHSC)
Linda Baum (UCLA)


Satellite Programs

Satellite I: Chemical Aspects of Glycobiology
Chair: Yukishige Ito, RIKEN
This satellite symposium is focused upon recent advances in bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology directed toward biological roles of glycoconjugates. We are planning to invite speakers who are conducting cutting-edge research in these fields based on chemical synthesis, analytical chemistry and related technologies, who will present and how their studies have been successfully applied to better understand critical biological processes. We anticipate that the symposium will provide exceptionally valuable opportunities for attendees to expand their research interests and trigger collaborative researches in interdisciplinary fields.


Satellite II:  Glycans in Neuroscience
Chair: Kenji Kadomatsu, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Sugar chains are regarded as the third major class of biopolymers, along with nucleic acids and proteins. Glycobiology has been developed by elucidating complex structures and biosynthetic pathways of sugar chains. Nevertheless, how complex sugar chains regulate biological activities is not fully understood. On the other hand, it has been becoming obvious that sugar chains are involved in various neural phenomena, such as functional and morphological synaptic plasticity during learning and memory. Therefore, by focusing on these neural functions, we will gain clues to understand the mechanisms of action of sugar chains. Our goal is to establish an interdisciplinary research area, Glyco-neuroscience (http://shinkei-tosa.net). We hope that this symposium will stimulate participants and will develop our activity to a world-wide movement. This symposium is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (No. 23110001) from MEXT.


Satellite III: Consortium for Functional Glycomics (CFG)
Chair: TBA
Description TBA


Satellite IV: New Vistas in Glycoscience; Challenges from Younger Scientists
Chair: Yoshiki Yamaguchi (RIKEN, Japan)
The aim of this conference is to provide emerging younger scientists (Graduate Students Post-Docs, and non-PI staff members) with the opportunity to present their recent laboratory findings, and also to encourage and support them to become involved in the new field of GlycoScience. Challenging and original works done by younger scientists are most welcome that may result in a breakthrough in this field. Senior scientists and PI staff members are very welcome to participate and have discussions in this conference.


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SFG & JSCR 2014 Joint Annual Meeting
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