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The goal of the 9th Georgia Glycoscience Symposium is to highlight the highly multidisciplinary nature of glycoscience and the importance of combining chemical and biological methodologies >>> Read more


The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) was founded at the University of Georgia (UGA) in September 1985 to answer the national need for a center devoted to increasing knowledge >>> Read more

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Program for the 10th Glycoscience Symposium/Plant Polysaccharide Workshop 2016
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Announcing the 10th Georgia Glycoscience Symposium / Plant Polysaccharide Workshop 2016

Plant Polysaccharide Structure, Biosynthesis, and Function

The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) at the University of Georgia holds an annual symposium that highlights a broad range of carbohydrate research topics. We are pleased to announce that the 10th Georgia Glycoscience Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Plant Polysaccharide Workshop 2016. The Plant Polysaccharide Workshop was first established in 1980 as a satellite meeting to provide a forum to discuss recent advances in carbohydrate research. Our increased understanding of the importance of plant polysaccharides is driving their development for novel applications.

The Symposium / Workshop will take place July 14-15 at the CCRC and will precede the XXVIII International Carbohydrate Symposium in New Orleans, LA. Topics will cover plant polysaccharide structure, function and properties, spanning mechanisms of glycopolymer biosynthesis to ecological and nutritional perspectives of their deconstruction. Through this conference we seek to identify gaps in our understanding, stimulate discussion, and encourage collaboration in this exciting field. More specifically, the goal of the Plant Polysaccharide Workshop 2016 is to provide an opportunity for younger scientists (new investigators, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) working in the area of plant polysaccharides to have a forum to discuss their most recent data. Several plenary presentations from senior investigators will also be featured.

We estimate attendance of around 150 participants and have created the program so that both young scientists and experts in the field of plant cell wall structure and function can interact and share their data in an informal setting with ample time set aside for discussions.

The University of Georgia | Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
315 Riverbend Road, Athens, Georgia 30602 USA | Phone: 706.542.4401

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