Glyco26 will feature 18 scientific sessions in 2–3 parallel tracks over its five-day regular schedule (see Program At A Glance). This includes two Asian Community of Glycoscience and Glycotechnology (ACGG) sessions and one Society for Glycobiology (SFG) Guest Session. The speakers for ACGG sessions are drawn from member countries and organized based on its founding aim to promote collaborations among scientists from Asian countries toward further advancement of glycoscience. The SFG Guest Session is a collaborative effort of the SFG and IGO to have reciprocal guest sessions in their respective meetings to encourage more participation between scientists in the two organizations. The corresponding IGO Guest session "Diversity of Pathways and Structures" was held at the annual meeting of SFG, Nov 14-18, 2022. The SFG Guest Session at Glyco26 will focus on "Mucin and Microbiome".
Other than the two ACGG sessions, all the following scientific sessions feature two Keynote Speakers and several oral presentations selected from abstract submissions.
• GBP in Immunoregulation & Cell Homeostasis
• Cancer Glycobiology & Immunotherapy
• Glycosylation in ER/Golgi and Biosynthetic Regulation
• Glyco-Metabolism & Autophago-lysosomal Pathways
• Mucin & Microbiome (SFG session)
• Structural Aspects of GBP in Cancer & Host-Microbe Interactions
• Glycoconjugate Diversity from Non-mammal
• Glyco Analytics & Glycomics
• Chemical Glycobiology
• Special Open Session on Chemistry and Synthesis for Glycobiology
• Glycans in Cancer, Immunity and Infection
• GAGs & Proteoglycans
• Glyco Neurobiology
• Plant Cell Wall and Glycosylation
• Systems Glycobiology
• Engineering Cellular Glycosylation & Synthetic Glycobiology
• Developmental Glycobiology
In addition, a pre-symposium public session on the Glycobiology of Viruses with four invited Keynote Speakers is held just before the Glyco26 opening ceremony and Award Lectures. This session serves to call public attention to the impact of glycosciences not only on our combating SARS-CoV2 over the last three pandemic years but also in addressing a broader range of viruses. To highlight the importance of glycochemistry-enabled investigations in solving glycobiology problems, another public session on Chemistry and Synthesis for Glycobiology is held on Wednesday afternoon, outside the normal IGO meeting schedule. This session will feature presentations by international and local speakers, including postdocs and students.