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NIH Common Fund: Frontiers in Carbohydrate Synthesis Symposium
January 28, 2021 @ 6:00 am - January 29, 2021 @ 10:30 am CSTFree
In their 2012 report the NAS-NRC noted the need for broad access to chemically well-defined glycans and further pointed out that while “tremendous advances” had been made, glycan synthesis remained “relegated to specialized laboratories capable of producing only small quantities of a given glycan.” They concluded that “For glycoscience to advance, significant further progress in glycan synthesis is needed to create widely applicable methodologies that generate both large and small quantities of any glycan on demand.”
This symposium, organized by the Common Fund Glycoscience Program, will explore progress made since the NAS-NRC report was released almost a decade ago, both in terms of synthetic methodologies for preparation of glycans and glycoconjugates (Milligram to Kilogram quantities), as well as the democratization and automation of this synthetic work (such that ‘specialized experts’ are not required to synthesize these molecules routinely).