JCGG Symposia

The First Symposium of Japanese Consortium for Glycobiology and Glycotechnology

Integration from functional analyses of sugar chains to systems glycobiology
November 4, 2003 Tokyo Conference Center (Iidabashi)
9:25-9:30 Opening Address
Naoyuki Taniguchi (Organizer, Osaka University)
9:30-9:40 Policy for the development of Japanese life sciences
Hiroo Imura
(Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office)
Chairperson : Akemi Suzuki (RIKEN Frontier Group Director)
9:50-11:10 Keynote address
Coming developments in glycobiology and glycotechnology
Yoshitaka Nagai (Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences)
◊ OPSR/Kiko
Diagnosis and therapy with genetically engineered lectin libraries
Tatsuro Irimura (Tokyo University)
Sphingolipid biology and postgenomic research in Hokkaido
Yasuyuki Igarashi (Hokkaido University)
◊ RIKEN Frontier
Mass spectrometry and DNA microarray for glycobiology
Akemi Suzuki (RIKEN)
11:10-11:25  Coffee Break
Chairperson : Koichi Furukawa
(Head Investigator, MEXT Research Project "Glycomics")
11:25-12:20 ◊ MEXT Research Project "Glycomics"
Molecular mechanisms for the diseases based on the carbohydrate disorders
Koichi Furukawa (Nagoya University)
Modulation of protein functions by glycans
Toshisuke Kawasaki (Kyoto University)
Functional control of molecular complexes by carbohydrates
Koji Kimata (Aichi Medical University)
12:20-13:30  Lunch
Chairperson : Naoyuki Taniguchi (CREST project leader)
13:30-15:10 ◊ CREST Project
Cell-cell interactions mediated by carbohydrate determinants
Reiji Kannagi (Aichi Cancer Center)
Functional glycomics of viral infection and its application for the antiviral drugs
Yasuo Suzuki (University of Shizuoka)
Drosophila functional glycomics
Shoko Nishihara (Soka University)
Synthetic approaches to the mechanism of glycoprotein quality control
Yukishige Ito (RIKEN)
Suppression of viral geneexpression by a glycosyltransferase
Nobuto Koyama (Takara Bio Inc.)
Chemical glycobiology: A synthetic approach
Makoto Kiso (Gifu University)
15:10-15:30  Coffee Break
Chairperson : Hisashi Narimatsu
(Deputy Director, Research Center for Glycoscience, AIST)
15:30-17:10 ◊ NEDO Project
Comprehensive study on glycogenes with the aid of bioinformatics technology
Hisashi Narimatsu (AIST)
Toward the comprehensive expression of human glycosyltransferase genes in yeast as a tool for sugar chain synthesis
Jigami Yoshifumi (AIST)
Development of efficient glycoconjugate synthetic methods and application to medical science
Shinichiro Nishimura (Hokkaido University)
Lectin-based glycan profiling
Jun Hirabayashi (AIST)
Development of mass spectrometry toward glycoproteomics
Katutoshi Takahashi (AIST)
Recent advance of carbohydrate structure analysis using mass spectrometry
Akihiko Kameyama (AIST)
Development of new structural elucidation method for oligosaccharides
Osamu Kanie (Mitubishi Kagaku Institute)
17:10-17:20 Concluding Remarks
Akemi Suzuki (Organizer, JSCR)
17:20-17:25 Guest Speech
Sen-ichiro Hakomori (University of Washington)
17:25-17:30 Closing Remarks
Hironobu Hashimoto (President, JSCR)