Announcement: Glycosciences Towns Meeting

Christian Frosch frosc000 at mail.uni-mainz.de
Wed Nov 18 17:59:44 EST 1998

The First Glycosciences Towns Meeting (GTM) will be held on 15-17 Dec


The Glycoscience Web Resources Consortium is pleased to invite you to
1. Glycosciences Towns Meeting
The meeting is intended to be a focus for glycoscientists and to
introduce those 
unfamiliar with the technology to web lectures, virtual conferencing,
the glycoscience resources that are available online. GTM98 provides
opportunity for glycoscientists to meet and  discuss topics of mutual
and to promote interaction through the medium of the Internet.

The meeting will last for 3 days with lectures followed by discussions
plenty of time for virtual get-togethers and brain storming in the
field of

The following speakers have agreed to present an online lecture and
lectures are scheduled as follows:

Dec. 15th (Tue)

14:00 Ravi Kartha - (University of St.Andrews, Scotland, UK)

Iodine, a Versatile Reagent in Carbohydrate Chemistry;

15:30 Hiroki Shimizu - (University of St.Andrews, Scotland, UK)

Synthesis and Application of 13C-Enriched Saccharides in Studies on
Protein-Carbohydrate Recognition.

Dec. 16th (Wed)

14:00 Dr Clare Sansom - (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK) 
 / Dr David Ashford  - (University of York, UK)

Networks, Conferences & Databases: Glycosciences on the Internet

15:30 General open discussion led by members of the Glycosciences Web
Resources Consortium (co-chairs: Drs. Clare Sansom & David Ashford)

Dec 17th (Thurs) 

14:00 Oded Shoseyov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Cellulose binding domain, increases biomass and polysaccharide
biosynthesis in transgenic plants.

You will not need to download any software to participate in the
however for maximum performance, we do recommend using Netscape
Navigator 3.0 or
Internet Explorer 3.0 or any other browser that is Javascript enabled.
You can
find out whether your browser is suitable for participation by
checking the
requirements at the web site of the meeting


For inquiries please feel free to contact 

Dr. David Ashford (da5 at york.ac.uk)
Dr. Bob Lauder (r.lauder at lancaster.ac.uk)
Christian Frosch (christian.frosch at uni-mainz.de)

to help you to get started.


David Ashford, Bob Lauder, Christian Frosch


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