Satellite Sessions / Sunday, November 7, 2021

This year, we will offer two (2) sessions on Sunday, November 7 preceding the opening lectures.  An additional fee of $50 will be charged to attend one of these satellite sessions. To participate in these sessions, make your selection during the registration process.

Satellite: NCFG/CFG-Tools in Glycoscience​  &  Glyco in Biotechnology ($50 per person) / 9:00am - 5:00pm

NCFG/CFG- Tools in Glycoscience​ -  This portion of the satellite meeting will focus on 'Tools in Glycoscience' as they relate to defining and understanding functional glycomics and interactions of the glycome in regard to health and disease.  This satellite will synergize with the main meeting theme of 'Glycobiology at the Forefront of Human Health and Disease' with emphasis on new tool development and utilization in the field to address critical biological and biomedical questions, and will emphasize the work of early-stage investigators.  This portion of the satellite program is organized by the Consortium for Functional Glycomics (CFG) and the National Center for Functional Glycomics (NCFG).

Topics and Presenters Include:

 A photocrosslinking GlcNAc analog enables covalent capture of N-linked glycoprotein binding partners
Jen Kohler, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Human lung glycan microarray reveals SARS-CoV-2 binding to phosphorylated glycans                 
Lauren Byrd-Leotis, Emory University
Investigating molecular targets of human milk oligosaccharides within Group B Streptococcus
Schuyler Chambers, Stanford University
What big data can tell about protein O-GlcNAcylation
Junfeng Ma, Georgetown University
Structural determinants of lectin binding site specificities
Daniel Mattox, Dartmouth College
Real-time chemical tools to capture and control sugar signaling in cells
Charlie Fehl, Wayne State University
Modern Glycan Array Analysis Methods: New Insights into Protein-Glycan Interactions through Combined Analysis of Datasets
Zach Klamer, Van Andel Institute
Fluorescent Glycan Fingerprinting of SARS2 Spike Proteins
Leon Wu, Bio-Techne
Tools for Glycoconjugate Modeling and Simulation
Wonpil Im, Lehigh University
Enhancing discovery and power in glycomics analysis using GlyCompare
Nathan Lewis, University of California, San Diego

Glyco in Biotechnology will primarily focus on the translational perspective of glycobiology and related tools and technologies that are being developed in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries to better understand the biological roles of glycans in different systems, and to address some of the challenges we face in detection and structural characterization of glycans and glycoconjuagtes.  

Topics and Presenters Include:
Developing Synthetic and Analytical Tools to Advance Glycosaminoglycan Research
Jian Liu, Glycan Therapeutics
Glycans as Biomarkers and Functional Effectors in Cardiometabolic Diseases
Gordan Lauc, University of Zagreb & founder and CEO of Genos.
Hardware and Software Integrated Glycan Array and Lectin Array Systems
Jian Zhang, Founder and CEO, Z Biotech, LLC

Trainee Mentoring Program ($50 per person) / 9:00am - 3:00pm

Graduate, Post-Doctoral, and Undergraduate Trainees are invited to participate in this session, where you will connect with mentors from biopharma, government and academia to learn how you can make the most of your mentor/mentee relationship.  

Making the most of your mentor/mentee relationship

  • Generating SMART goals for your training
  • Mentoring Up to Empower the Mentee
  • Aligning Expectations between the Mentor and the Mentee

Exposure to career opportunities in glycobiology

  • Learn from a panel of Assistant Professors about how they got a tenure-track job
  • Learn from a panel of Seasoned Professors what Universities and Labs are looking for in hiring
  • Learn from a panel of Glycobiologist not in tenure-track positions on how best to find a rewarding job in industry, service, biopharma

Networking Opportunities

  • Develop connections with other trainees
  • Meet dedicated trainers including those looking to hire

This mentoring session is open to all student and postdoctoral attendees, however we particularly encourage those individuals from groups underrepresented in the STEM disciplines to participate.

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