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GlycoScience Ireland was established towards the end of 2007, following a meeting in Galway of glycoscientists working in Irish academic and research institutes.  The goal of GlycoScience Ireland is to encourage inter-disciplinary collaboration between glycoscientists, biologists, chemists, engineers, information scientists and clinicians, interested in exploring novel glycoscience approaches to their particular research questions.

There are now a significant number of scientists working in the glycoscience field in Ireland with a wealth of expertise that is directly relevant to the Biopharmaceutical and Food industries in Ireland and abroad. This has important implications for the future direction of basic biological, industrial and clinical research fields in Ireland. GlycoScience Ireland provides the forum for communication and interaction between Irish glycoscientists and industry representatives in Ireland and further afield that will be responsible for the translation of glycoscience discoveries into commercial and clinical realities.

GlycoScience Ireland held its inaugural meeting in Trinity College Dublin in April 2008.  This meeting was attended by over a 100 researchers and company representatives and was deemed a great success. The 2nd Annual Meeting of GlycoScience Ireland was held in NUI Galway in April 2009. This meeting was very successful with over 150 delegates from Ireland, Europe and the US in attendance. The 3rd annual meeting was held in University College Dublin on Tuesday August the 31st and Wednesday September 1st, 2010. Attendees included representatives from the major Irish funding agencies, Irish academic institutions, Irish and multinational Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries, and a distinguished panel of speakers from the US and Europe. The 4th annual meeting was held in Teagasc, Moorepark, Co Cork in 2011. This meeting was well attended by delegates from Ireland, Europe and the US. The 5th Annual Meeting was held in the Galway Bay Hotel, Galway on October 19th 2012. The focus of the meeting was on Next Generation Glycotechnologies and their relevance to BioPharma and the growing Natural Food sector in Ireland.

The 6th Annual Meeting of Glycoscience Ireland Meeting will be held on Friday 8th November 2013 at Hotel Westport, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland. The scientific programme will soon be finalised and details will be published here soon. The 2013 meeting will focus on Clinical Glycotechnologies, BioPharma and Biomanufacturing and Glyco-Biomaterials.


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