Program and Schedule


Full preliminary scientific program

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

Satellite Symposia 

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

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.

Confirmed speakers:
1.    Hiromune Ando (Gifu University, Japan)
2.    Clay S. Bennett (Tufts University, USA)
3.    Shang-Cheng Hung (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
4.    Masayuki Izumi (Osaka University, Japan)
5.    Osamu Kanie (Tokai University, Japan)
6.    Jennifer Kohler (UT Southwestern, USA)
7.    Xuewei Liu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
8.    Injae Shin (Yonsei University, Korea)
9.    Xue-Long Sun (Cleveland State University, USA)
10.    Katsunori Tanaka (RIKEN, Japan)
11.    Hui Zhang (Johns Hopkins, USA)

Satellite II:  Glycans in Neuroscience
Chair: Kenji Kadomatsu, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
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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: Michael Tiemeyer, CCRC
This Satellite Workshop will bring together glycoscientists and other leaders in the rapidly expanding field of microbiomics to identify new areas of research synergy that may produce rapid progress toward understanding the importance of host, pathogen, and commensal glycans and glycan recognition in host-microbiome interactions.  Specific microbiomes to be considered will include gut and lung, as well as other tissues. The role of human milk oligosaccharides in modulating the gut microbiome will also be considered, along with other epithelial-derived glycans, secreted mucins, and associated inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mechanisms. (Lars Bode, Workshop Organizer)

Satellite IV: New Vistas in Glycoscience; Challenges from Younger Scientists
Chair: Yoshiki Yamaguchi, RIKEN
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.

Satellite V: Glycoprotein Technologies
Chairs: Sam Tep, ProZyme, Inc., Wesley Wang, Amgen

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 lifetime 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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Upcoming Events

SFG & JSCR 2014 Joint Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

SFG & JSCR 2014 Joint Annual Meeting - Satellite II: Glycans in Neuroscience
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii
$50

SFG & JSCR 2014 Joint Annual Meeting - Satellite I: Chemical Aspects of Glycobiology
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii
$50

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