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Important Glycobiology/Glycoscience-related announcements AND resources from NIH

Upcoming Meetings

The NIH Glycobiology Scientific Interest Group is holding its annual NIH & FDA Glycoscience Research Day on June 1, 2021 (virtual)
The NIH Common Fund Glycoscience Program ‘All Hands Meeting’ will be July 6-7, 2021 (most likely virtual) 
FYI - The CF-GSP is also planning three virtual workshops/symposia (no dates set yet)


Recent CF-GSP sponsored Webinars/Workshops/Symposia 

Can be found on the NIH Videocast site under past events (direct links below).
These events have drawn considerable attention!

Frontiers in Carbohydrate Synthesis Symposium
Jan 28, 2021 & Jan 29, 2021 
https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=41392;
https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=41394
 
The Biology of Glycosaminoglycans in Health & Disease 
September 18, 2020  
https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=38245
 
New Tools to Explore the Biology of Bacterial Polysaccharides
September 14, 2020  
https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=38278
(a polysaccharides resource guide was developed from this meeting - see attached)

New Tools for Finding Glycans in the PDB & Using the Information to Model 3D Structures of Glycans and GlycoProteins

August 14, 2020 
NIH videocast
 
Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, & Glycans 
May 1, 2020 
https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=37543&bhcp=1
 
 

Additional CF-GSP Resources

CF Glycoscience Demonstration Video’s 
made by several of its PI’s about their tools
https://commonfund.nih.gov/Glycoscience/videos
 
Standards & Reagents Freely Available through the CF-GSP   
Synthetic T. cruzi derived O-glycans
synthetic Glycosaminoglycan Standards
Photocrosslinking sugar technology that can be used to identify glycan-dependent interactions
Software for analyzing glycan-array dataMore information
 
Reference Data 
Commercial lectins from Vector Labs and Sigma Aldrich are being screened on glycan arrays by batch and this reference data is on-line.

 

2020 Polysaccharides Resource Guide

posted February 23, 2021


 

 

 

IGO & glyco26 Update

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

The 26th International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, the Glyco26, programmed for August 29-September 3 of this year, has been deferred to August 27-September 1, 2023. As you can imagine, it is with great disappointment and sadness that we have had to make this difficult decision. However, I think we are all in agreement that this was inevitable due to the pandemic covid-19 that seriously continues to affect all the world. The safety of the whole community remained the most important point to take the final decision.

We want to thank all the Colleagues that accepted- or programmed to attend the Glyco26.

In a second moment, I contacted the national representative that offered their efforts to organize the next glyco27, glyco28 and glyco29 in Vancouver (Canada), Japan and France, respectively, and informed on the necessity to progressively shift all the symposia of two years. They accepted this and accordingly  the next sequence will be: Taipei in 2023, Vancouver in 2025, Japan in 2027 and France in 2029. 

We very much look forward to welcoming you all to Taipei in 2023!
 
The International Glycoconjugate Organization

Professor Sandro Sonnino
International Glycoconjugate Organization, President
Glycoconjugate Journal, Editor-in-Chief
Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine
University of Milan
Via Fratelli Cervi 93, 20090 Segrate (Mi), Italy
Tel. 3480085043
posted February 23, 2021
 

Important Update to the 2021 GRC Schedule:Glycobiology GRC/GRS

Dear Colleague,
 
We hope that you have remained safe and well during this difficult time.

In light of the continued uncertainty surrounding the vaccine rollout plan in the US and around the world, the GRC Board of Trustees surveyed all 2021 conference chairs to determine their preference to either defer the meeting to 2023 or reschedule the meeting to the fall of 2021. The GRC Board approved the chair request to defer the 2021 Glycobiology GRC / GRS to 2023. Although it is not ideal to withdraw another season of conferences, we believe that it is the best course of action at this time. 

If you have already completed your registration for the upcoming conference, GRC will provide a full refund of your registration fee. The 2023 meeting will be held at a comparable date and location, and the schedule will be developed and posted in the coming months. We will announce the new dates at that time and you will be able to resubmit your application to the 2023 meeting. In order to maintain a cutting-edge program in 2023, please keep in mind that the 2021 invited participants and program content may change.
 
The GRC Board and staff extensively considered virtual alternatives, and ultimately determined that there is not a single platform that can replicate the unique format, community engagement, and value of our in-person meetings. However, in an effort to stay connected during this time, we launchedGRC Connects, to provide opportunities to connect and collaborate with GRC colleagues until we resume in-person conferences. We will be working with chairs on potential virtual opportunities so please check our website for future events related to your community.
 
We are very much looking forward to welcoming back our communities in 2022 and 2023! Our 2022 conference schedule is posted on our website.  
 
Thank you for being a part of GRC’s community and for your continued support during these challenging times.

 
Best regards and stay well,
Nancy on behalf of the GRC Board of Trustees
 
Nancy Ryan Gray, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer
Gordon Research Conferences
512 Liberty Lane, West Kingston, RI 02892-1502
Web:  http://www.grc.org

Posted February 11, 2021

 

2021 International Glycoconjugate Organization Awards

 The laureate of the 2021 IGO Award is:

Professor Els Van Damme, Dept. Molecular Biotechnology, Ghent University, Belgium

 

The laureate of the 2021 IGO Young Glycoscientist Award is:

Dr. Elena Chiricozzi, Dept. of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, University of Milan, Italy

 

 The Society for Glycobiology sends heartiest congratulations to both 2021 IGO Award Recipients!! 

Posted February 2, 2021
 

It is my sad duty to inform the glycobiology community of the recent passing of Professor Irwin Goldstein. Dr. Goldstein was a longtime member of the Society for Glycobiology, as well as its predecessor, the Society for Complex Carbohydrates. One of Dr. Goldstein’s students, David Roberts (NIH/NCI) kindly forwarded this information and asked me to disseminate it together with links you can cut and paste to read memorials from Dr. Goldstein’s family and from the University of Michigan. On behalf of the Society, I send our deepest sympathies to Dr. Goldstein’s family, friends, and colleagues; he will be dearly missed. 

https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/biochem/irwin-j-goldstein-lectureship-glycobiology

Don Jarvis
Secretary, Society for Glycobiology 

 

Posted January 27, 2021

 
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