Theme: "Glycobiology: Accelerating impact across the biomedical sciences"
Chair: J. Michael (Hawkeye) Pierce, Ph.D. University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Program Overview

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (DAY 1)
   Satellite Sessions
   Conference Opening Remarks
   Session I: Award Lectures

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (DAY 2)
   Session II: Glycan Regulation of Immunity and Infection I
   Session III: Glycan Binding Proteins, Glycosyltransferases, and Glycosidases- Structure and Function
   Session IV: Glycomics and Glycoengineering

Thursday, December 3, 2015 (DAY 3)
   Session V: The Many Functions of O-GlcNAc
   Session VI: Glycan Regulation of Immunity and Infection II
   SFG Business Meeting
   Karl Meyer Award Lecture
   Poster Session II and Exhibits

Friday, December 4, 2015 (DAY 4)
   Session VII: Applied Glycobiology
   Session VIII: Glycan Expression Suring Development and Differentiation
   Poster Session III and Exhibits
   Session IX: Diseases and Disorders of Glycosylation
   Closing Remarks

Satellite Programs

   Satellite I: Glycoprotein Technologies
Glycoprotein Technologies: This session strives to highlight recent advances in glycosciences that impact biopharmaceutical development; this is the junction at which glycobiology research meets the development of biotherapeutics. The scope of this session ranges from advances in bioprocess control and glyco-engineering to downstream analytical/characterization techniques to product commercialization and life cycle management. Presentation topics often include new analytical techniques or systems for glycan analysis, functional studies (Structure-Activity-Relationship (SAR), pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, etc.), glyco-optimization, the production of biosimilars, as well as glycosylation as a point of interest for regulatory agencies.
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   Satellite II: Consortium for Functional Glycomics (CFG) Workshop: Using Model Systems to Understand the Biological Role of Glycans
The Consortium for Functional Glycomics and NIH/NIGMS are supporting a satellite workshop, entitled "Using Model Systems to Understand the Biological Role of Glycans," which will be held on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 prior to the start of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Glycobiology.  As conceived by the CFG steering committee and by the organizers of this workshop (Vlad Panin, Richard Steet, and Hans Wandall) the purpose is to highlight the use of molecular-, cell-, and animal-based model systems in understanding the function of different glycan classes in development, homeostasis, and disease.  In addition to the invited speakers, short talks will be chosen from submitted abstracts so we encourage trainees to register for the workshop. 
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PLEASE NOTE:  The satellite will be limited to 80 participants and registration will be closed at midnight, Nov. 14, 2015. The grant supporting the workshop will provide 1 night's hotel accommodation at the meeting venue for registered participants.This workshop is supported by a grant from NIH/NIGMS entitled "Workshops in Molecular and Cellular Glycoscience" (M. Tiemeyer and J. Prestegard, co-PIs, U13 GM101862).

   Satellite III: Transformational Informatics for Glycoscience
In order to fulfill its mission of creating effective, broadly accessible methodologies and resources for the study of glycobiology, the NIH common funds Glycosciences program ( has provided financial support to establish and organize aims for a U01 GlycoInformatics grant application that is responsive to Glycoscience researcher's needs.  This satellite meeting will provide the Glycoscience community with current information about progress in determining the goals and aims of the U01 grant application along with opportunities to offer constructive criticisms and suggestions to guide the planning progress. 
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