Satellite Meeting: GlycoNeuro

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

Post-Symposium Satellite Meeting

Date and Time: Friday, September 1, 2023, 18:00-19:30 and Saturday, September 2, 2023, 09:00-18:00
Venue: Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Registration required, free for local and registered participants of Glyco26. 

In 2004, Feb 8-11, the late Professor Robert Yu organized a first ever Glyco-Neurobiology meeting at the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, as a satellite meeting of the Biennial Meeting of the International and Asian-Pacific Societies for Neurochemistry. Then in 2017, Sept 2-5, 2017, Professor Sandro Sonnino, together with the Korea University and the International and Asian-Pacific Societies for Neurochemistry, organized the 1st International Conference on the Glycobiology of Nervous System in Seoul,  as a post-symposium satellite meeting of Glyco24 held in Jeju Island. Almost 20 years later, the organizer of Glyco26 and the Neuroscience Program of Academia Sinica (NPAS) are pleased to announce that a post-symposium GlycoNeuro satellite meeting will again be held at Academia Sinica, on Sept 1-2, 2023, which will be dedicated to Prof. Robert Yu who passed away in May 18, 2022.


"Dr. Yu had an internationally distinguished career where he made pioneering contributions to our understanding of glycoconjugates, complex sugar molecules that facilitate many biological functions, in health and disease. His research program has identified and structurally characterized about 1/3 of all brain gangliosides, provided important insights into the regulatory mechanisms of ganglioside biosynthesis during development, characterized stage-specific glycoconjugates in neural stem cells, and elucidated immunological properties of glycosphingolipids and how their dysregulation contributes to multiple neurological disorders, including Guillain-Barre Syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease as well as to cholera and cancer." -- taken from the Obituary published in Augusta Chronicle

The GlycoNeuro satellite meeting will address all aspects related to the roles of glycoconjugates in the nervous system, particularly in neurodegenerative diseases. Recent technical developments have highlighted the importance of maintaining a properly checked-and-balanced interactions between the glial cells and neurons. This meeting aims to bring together neuroscientists and glycoscientists to focus on how gangliosides, polysialic acids and a host of other glycoconjugates mediate and impact the interactive network of the central nervous system, with and without engaging an equally diverse range of glycan binding proteins including the siglecs. Other than two Keynote lectures and several invited talks, short oral presentations will be selected from Abstracts submitted for Poster presentation. 

Tentative Schedule

September 1, 2023
Social Mixing starts from 17:30
18:00 Welcoming address by Sandro Sonnino
18:30 Program Highlights and Overview by Rita Gerardy-Schahn
19:00 - 19:30 Self Introduction by Speakers and local NPAS scientists
19:30 Adjourn to Drinks and Supper at local precinct

September 2, 2023
09:00 - 10:40 Session 1 Invited Talks (20 min x5 or 30 min x2 + 20 min x2) 
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Keynote Lecture 1
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00 Keynote Lecture 2
14:00 - 15:40 Session 2 Invited Talks (20 min x5 or 30 min x2 + 20 min x2) 
15:40 - 16:00 Short Talks for Poster Highlights
16:00 - 17:00 Poster Session (with refreshments served)
17:00 - 18:00 Keynote Lecture 3 (optional)
18:00 Closing Discussion