Other Societies and Organisations

Other Societies and Organisations

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Society for Glycobiology
The Society for Glycobiology is a nonprofit scholarly society devoted to the pursuit of knowledge of glycan structures and functions, and to the sharing of that knowledge among scientists worldwide.

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Human Proteome Organization (HUPO)
HUPO is an international scientific organization representing and promoting proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training. HUPO’s mission is to define and promote proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training to better understand human disease.

Human Glycoproteomics Initiative (HGI)
The HGI aims to increase the understanding of the functional significance of the extensive post translational protein modifications by glycans. This can only be achieved when the proteomics community has the technology and informatics tools to more easily enable the determination of site-, cell- and organ- specific glycoform structural heterogeneity in complex biological systems. The HGI is comprised of a number of researchers and collaborators throughout the world who are dedicated to fostering and accelerating research progress in disease glycomics by pursuing collaborative and interdisciplinary research. This initiative will connect the other HPP activities in HUPO more tightly and will permit the exchange of information of mutual interest. The data and information will be shared with members, non-participating researchers and will be made available for public, academic research and teaching purposes. In order to avoid diluting efforts by other on-going related activities, this initiative focuses on disease glycoproteomics.

Consortium for Functional Glycomics (CFG)
The CFG is a large international research initiative that works with and serves the scientific community. Its mission is to provide a networking forum and glycomics resources which enable investigators to reveal functions of glycans and glycan-binding proteins that impact human health and disease. The CFG offers glycan microarray screening services, a reagent bank, and free access to its extensive data repositories and molecule databases.

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Canadian Glycomics Network – GlycoNet
GlycoNet is a one-stop global destination focused on developing new carbohydrate-based drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, in collaboration with academic and industry organizations to address areas of unmet need through applied glycomics research. This national platform supports translational research, protection of intellectual property, novel drug development, company formation and training of a new generation of glyco-scientists and entrepreneurs. The network includes over 170 researchers across Canada who focus on cancer, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Glycoforum was established in 1997 by Seikagaku Corporation (Japan) with the aim of introducing rapidly developing carbohydrate research in an understandable way not only to specialists but also widely to those who are interested in the field through publication of review articles, research introductions, etc. by front-line glycoscience researchers, thereby contributing to development of the carbohydrate research field.

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The Japan Consortium for Glycobiology and Glycotechnology (JCGG)
The mission of the JCGG is to facilitate the exchange of research information, to share research resources, equipment and facilities, to promote collaboration, to encourage young scientists, to develop a future scheme for glycobiology in terms of medical and industrial applications for improving the quality of life, and to increase government funding for glycoscience research.

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The Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research (JSCR)
JSCR is a nonprofit society devoted to the promotion of human life and culture through development of fundamental and applied carbohydrate researches with mutual exchange and fruitful collaboration between carbohydrate research scientists and technical experts.

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International Glycoconjugate Organization (IGO)
The aims of the IGO are to further international collaboration for the study of glycoconjugates; to ensure the proper arrangement of the biennial International Glycoconjugate Symposia; and to select recipients of the IGO Award and the IGO Young Glycoscientist Award as well as administer the Award Fund.

The Australasian Proteomics Society (APS)
The APS aims to promote and facilitate proteomics research and related topics in the Australia and New Zealand. The APS membership is drawn from academic, industry and government laboratories. To assist in the dissemination of knowledge in the field, the APS has been organising an annual meeting in Lorne, Victoria, since 1996. In addition to the Lorne meeting, the APS together with other learned societies co-organises local, national and international meetings within the region, as well as workshops and other forums for the exchange of proteomics advances and techniques. The APS acts a liaison body for communication with state and federal government as well as a central point for the coordination of proteome-related programmes and resources.

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The Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS)
The ANZSMS was formed in 1970 and brings together a broad spectrum of scientists who work with mass spectrometry. The aim of the Society is to promote mass spectrometry by providing contact with local and international leaders in all areas, and providing a forum, through its meetings, for the presentation of research in mass spectrometry and related disciplines.

The Glycophysics Network
The glycophysics network was created to establish strong connections between molecular physics and glycosciences. The goal is to identify the needs and opportunities in both communities, to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations and to expedite the integration of novel physical tools into glycosciences.