The official language of ICS 2000 is English, and the scientific program will include presentations and discussions of all activities in glycoscience following the traditional four ICS categories:
The symposium will include the Whistler Award Lecture, Plenary Lectures, Invited Lectures, Oral Communications and Poster Sessions.
- Structure and Analysis: primary, secondary and higher orderstructure; conformational analysis; spectroscopic and instrumental analysis.
- Synthesis: chemical and enzymatic synthetic methods; synthesis of carbohydrates, nucleosides, nucleotides, antibiotics involving carbohydrate moieties, carbohydrates as chiral precursors.
- Biochemistry, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry: biological functions; metabolic roles; pharmaceutical and therapeutic implications of carbohydrates and glycoconjugates.
- Biotechnology and Industry: commercial applications of carbohydrates; methods of production; industrial and biotechnological developments; carbohydrates as organic raw materials. Contributions from Section D and associated studies will be the thematic focus of the agenda on Thursday, Aug. 31.
WHISTLER AWARD LECTURE 2000
In honor of Professor Roy L. Whistler, the International Carbohydrate Organization established the award to recognize scientists "who have made contributions of excellence in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry and with promise of continuing significant contributions". This award will be presented following the Opening Ceremony of the Symposium to:
Anne Dell, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom "Mass Spectrometry: A Powerful Tool for Structural Glycobiology"
Kurt Drickamer, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom "Animal Lectins that Mediate Cell-Cell Recognitions Events" Robin J. Ferrier, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand "The Chance to Discover Chance in Discovery" George W.J. Fleet, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom "Amino Acids Derived from Carbohydrates" Robert J. Linhardt, University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States "Heparin: Structure and Biological Activities" Konrad Sandhoff, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany "Functions of Glycosphingolipids at Membrane Surfaces: Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative and Dermal Genetic Disorders" Birte Svensson, Carlsberg Research Center, Valby, Denmark "Starch-Degrading Enzymes - Structure/Function Insights and Improvements by Protein Engineering" Kuniaki Tatsuta, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan "Total Synthesis and Development of Natural Products Using Carbohydrates" André Verbert, Université de Lille, Villeneuve, France "Transport of Free and N-Linked Oligomannoside Species Across the Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Membranes" Chi-Huey Wong, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, United States "Synthesis of Carbohydrate-Based Antibiotics"
These lectures will be published in the IUPAC Journal "Pure and Applied Chemistry"
- Cathérine Hervé du Penhoat, CERMAV-CNRS, Grenoble, France
- Steven W. Homans, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
- Bas R. Leeflang, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- Jasna Peter-Katalanic, Universität Münster, Germany
- Mikael Bols, Aarhus University, Denmark
- Wolf-Dieter Fessner, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
- Jan Kihlberg, Umeå University, Sweden
- Makoto Kiso, Gifu University, Japan
- Shoichi Kusumoto, Osaka University, Japan
- André Lubineau, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
- Soledad Penadés, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
- B. Mario Pinto, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
- Mark von Itzstein, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
- Carolyn Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley, United States
- Paul R. Crocker, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
- Rita Gerardy-Schahn, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
- Carl G. Hellerquist, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, United States
- Kazuyuki Sugahara, Pharmaceutical University, Kobe, Japan
- Guido Tettamanti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Oswald Lockhoff, BayerAG, Leverkusen, Germany
- Nicolay E. Nifant´ev, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia