Satellite Meeting: Galectins

The Galectins symposium will be held as a pre-symposium satellite meeting of Glcyo26. Pre-registration will be required but no additional fee will be charged for registered attendees of Glyco26.


Pre-Symposium Satellite Meeting 
Galectins - The outstanding questions

Date and Time: Friday, August 25, 2023, 18:00-20:00 and Saturday, August 26, 2023, 09:00-12:00
Venue: Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Registration required, free for local and registered participants of Glyco26. 

This satellite meeting will address the roles of galectins in cellular responses associated with physiological and pathological processes. The field of galectins has advanced enormously since the naming of this family of animal lectins in 1994. Now there are over 16 members that have been identified and studied, with some of them, in particular, galectin-1, -3, -4, -7, -8, -9, -10, and -12 being studied more extensively. As of December 2022, over 10,000 papers can be captured in PubMed search using the keyword “galectin”. Many studies have implicated galectins in the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases. In the meantime, the field is becoming increasingly complicated, with galectins being demonstrated to function both extracellularly and intracellularly, and in the latter, in both glycan-dependent and -independent fashions. This satellite meeting aims to bring together molecular and cellular biologists and glycoscientists to address modes of action of various members of the galectin family and discuss challenges and opportunities. We plan to have two Keynote lectures, several invited talks, and short oral presentations selected from Abstracts submitted for Poster presentation. 

Tentative Schedule

August 25, 2023
Social Mixing starts from 17:30
18:00 Opening remarks and Program highlights by Fu-Tong Liu and Hakon Leffler
18:10 – 18:30 Introduction 
18:30 Keynote Lecture 1 
19:00 - 19:40 Invited Talks (20 min x 2) 
19:40 - 20:00 Short Talks (10 min x 2) from Abstract
20:00 Adjourn to Drinks and Supper at local precinct

August 26, 2023
09:00 Keynote Lecture 2 
09:30 - 10:10 Invited Talks (20 min x2) 
10:10 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:10 Invited Talks (20 min x2) 
11:10 – 11:30 Short Talks (10 min x 2)
11:30 - 12:00 Closing Discussion