SECOND ELECTRONIC GLYCOSCIENCE CONFERENCE
The Second Electronic Glycoscience Conference (EGC-2) will be held on
the Internet (the Net) and World Wide Web (the Web) from Sept 9 - 20,
1996 and will follow the same pattern as the first such conference,
EGC-1, held in 1995. The conference is sponsored by Chapman & Hall,
Eurocarb and Oxford Glycosystems.
EGC-2 will be a fully international event open to all members of
our scientific community and will cover a broad range of disciplines
related to carbohydrate and glycoconjugate molecules including
chemical, physical, biological and medical areas using theoretical,
experimental and computational approaches.
Conference subject areas are: Biological Function of
Protein-Linked Glycans; Carbohydrate Biotechnology;
Crystallography; General Glycobiology; Glycanalysis; Glycoimmunology;
Glycolipids; Glycomedicine; Glycosynthesis; Glycosyltransferases;
Lectins; Mass Spectrometry; Molecular Modelling, Design &
Informatics; NMR; Polysaccharides and Cellulose; Proteoglycans and
Glycosaminoglycans; and Perspectives in the Glycosciences. Each
subject area has a section convener who will screen abstracts sent by
authors for suitability.
Authors can opt to have their presentation in the following categories:
- non-permanent presentation like a normal conference poster
- refereed presentation which will be considered for publication as a
Letter to the Editor in a special issue of Glycoconjugate Journal in 1997.
- refereed presentation which will be considered for publication as a full
paper in a special issue of Glycoconjugate Journal.
Referees will be appointed by the section conveners and the reports
will be handled via a Special Editor for Glycoconjugate Journal, in
consultation with Harry Schachter and Graham Turner, editors of
Presentations must be prepared in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) with
figures in GIF, Rasmol or other Web-compatible formats so that
participants can view the papers via the World Wide Web. Aid and
consultation will be provided to participants during summer 1996 to
help them with their presentation. Further details will be given in the
authors' guide accessible via the URL: http://bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk/egc2/
During the conference discussions will take place via the Internet
in real-time using a virtual conference centre based on a MOO
(multiple-user domain, object oriented) and via Internet-accessible
electronic mailing lists. Trial sessions for those not familiar with
MOO will be held before the conference. During the conference, a
timetable for MOO discussion sessions of each section will be posted.
Since these realtime discussions are an integral part of the
conference, authors will be expected to attend one for their subject;
the right is reserved not to referee submissions by authors who do
not attend one of these sessions.
The Conference will feature a Virtual Trade Center where commercial
vendors, consultants, manufacturers, and contractors will be able to
display their goods and services in return for exhibition fees to support
conference activities. Any potential advertisers should contact the
DEADLINES AND DATES
1) DO NOW - The Glycoscience Network (TGN) mailing list
Conference-related news and announcements will be posted regularly
to the TGN mailing list (http://bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk/hypermail/TGN/)
and the bionet.glycosci newsgroup (news:bionet.glycosci or
If you wish to subscribe to the TGN list send the following
one line message to majordomo at bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk:
subscribe tgn at bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.ukyour_email at address
The deadline for registration is Sept 1 1996. Early registration is
strongly encouraged to aid the efficient operation of the conference
including the establishment of timely access to the conference.
If you intend to participate in EGC-2 please use the special registration
form accessible via http://bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk/egc2/ which will be
available for registration starting April 22. The electronic
registration will be used to construct a registrant database for the
conference which will generate the conference mailing list and handle
assignment of userids and passwords.
In addition it is necessary to pay for registration via ordinary
means: The conference fee will be 35 pounds sterling (50 US dollars)
with a special rate for students of 20 pounds sterling (30 US
dollars). A copy of a suitable student identification or a letter from
the supervisor will be required to be charged at the lower rate.
Cheques or bank orders in pounds or dollars should be made out to
Greenlea Communications and mailed to:
Dr. Barry Hardy, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory,
University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ, UK
Please include your full name, address, phone and fax numbers, and
email address in your correspondence. Your conference userid
and password will be emailed to you.
It is hoped to establish a credit card clearing service by May and
information will be provided in due course.
Academic registrants from economically-disadvantaged countries can
write to Barry Hardy requesting an exemption to the registration fee.
Exemptions will be made on a discretionary basis taking into account
the reasons given for the request and will be dependent on suitable
funds being available. We will consider economically disadvantaged
countries to include those of Eastern Europe, Africa, Central and
South America, Indian sub-continent, etc.
3) DEADLINE for receipt of ABSTRACT.
The deadline for receipt of presentation abstracts is June 15. Email
your abstract directly to the appropriate section convener listed
below. Fuller details of the scope of each section will be given in the
authors' guide accessible via http://bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk/egc2/
Your abstract should be no longer than 300 words. And remember to
state which category of presentation (non-permanent,
refereed as letter, refereed as full paper) you wish.
If you are unsure as to which section your abstract is suitable for,
please e-mail a possible section convener or Iain Wilson
(wilson at edv1.boku.ac.at). Section conveners do have the discretion to
reject abstracts, ask for revisions to an abstract or to send the
abstract to the convener of a more suitable section.
4) DEADLINE for receipt of PRESENTATION
The deadline for receipt of papers and posters is August 15. You
must deposit your text and graphics files at the conference ftp site.
5) Refereeing Period
The refereeing period will commence upon completion of the conference.
If you have a presentation at EGC-2 you may be requested to contribute
a refereeing evaluation on another conference presentation. Referee reports
will be due November 1. After that time, conveners make overall
recommendations to be forwarded to a Special Editor of Glycoconjugate
Journal. Only presentations will be refereed for which one of the
two publication categories has been requested.
SECTIONS AND SECTION CONVENERS
(Please email section conveners with questions related to
your particular section and presentation. Fuller details on the
sections will be accessible via http://bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk/egc2/)
1. Biological Function of Protein-Linked Glycans
National Institutes of Health, USA
Email: BlitheD at cc1.nichd.nih.gov
2. Carbohydrate Biotechnology
University College London, UK
Email: ehounsel at bsm.biochemistry.ucl.ac.uk
3. General Glycobiology
University of Westminster, London, UK
Email: greenwp at westminster.ac.uk
University of Birmingham, UK
Email: R.Jefferis at bham.ac.uk
Penn State University, USA
Email: cschengr at cor-mail.biochem.hmc.psu.edu
University of Newcastle, UK
Email: G.A.Turner at newcastle.ac.uk
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Email: harry at resunix.ri.sickkids.on.ca
Duke University, USA
Email: toone at chem.duke.edu
9. Polysaccharides and Cellulose
University College, Galway, Ireland
Email: Angela.Savage at ucg.ie
10. Proteoglycans and Glycosaminoglycans
University of Lancaster, UK
Email: r.lauder at lancaster.ac.uk
State University of New York, Syracuse, USA
Email: wtwinter at mailbox.syr.edu
University of York, UK
Email: da5 at unix.york.ac.uk
13. Mass Spectrometry
Boston University Medical School, USA
Email: vern at yuki.bu.edu
14. Molecular Modelling, Design and Informatics
State Research Center, Finland
Email: Andrepeter.Heiner at vtt.fi
Medizinische Universitaet zu Luebeck, Germany
Email: thio at johann.chemie.mu-luebeck.de
University of Bristol, UK
Email: T.Gallagher at bristol.ac.uk
University of Birmingham, UK
17. Perspectives in the Glycosciences: past, present, future
Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur, Wien, Austria
Email: wilson at edv1.boku.ac.at
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan
Email: furukawa at tmig.or.jp
Barry J. Hardy
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Lab
Oxford University, Oxford, OX1 3QZ, U.K.
Email: barry at bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.ukhttp://bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk/people/barry.html
Institut fuer Chemie der Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur
A-1180, Wien, Austria
Email: wilson at edv1.boku.ac.athttp://www.boku.ac.at/chemie/bc1/staff/iw/iw.html
Any general e-mails (such as registration queries, maillist queries,
HTML queries, password queries, timetable queries, general technical
advice on browsers and graphics, MOO queries) should be sent to:
egc2org at bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk