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Midwest Carbohydrate and Glycobiology Symposium

at Cleveland State University October 23rd-24th, 2015

The 11th MCGS will be held at Cleveland State University, October 23rd-24th, 2015, organized by Professor Xue-Long Sun. The goal of the symposium is to bring together researchers interested in carbohydrate chemistry, biology and biomedical applications. This is an excellent opportunity for regional investigators working in the glycosciences to share new advances and ideas and for students to learn the latest scientific developments, hone their presentation skills and develop a sense of community.

The symposium will be a two day event. The first evening (Friday) will consist of a poster setup/session and an evening symposium. Saturday will be a full day symposium with breaks for poster viewing and judging. The oral talks will be selected from the abstracts and given by students and postdocs. Several keynote lectures are also planned. There will be multiple awards to students and postdocs giving the best oral presentation and posters.

About MCGS:

Professor Xuefei Huang and Professor Steve Sucheck started the inaugural Midwest Carbohydrate and Glycobiology Symposium (MCGS) at the University of Toledo in 2005. Since then, this symposium has been held in University of Toledo, Wayne State University, Ohio State University, Cleveland State University, University of Cincinnati, Michigan State University, and University of Michigan during the past 10 years. All of these symposia have been well attended and highly successful with excellent talks by students and leading scientists. This year, we would like to continue this tradition at Cleveland State University.


This symposium is free, but all attendees need to register, so we can prepare the name tags and the program for you.

• Please download the registration and abstract submission form and enter all the necessary information including abstract details (if presenting).

• Email your completed form to Professor Xue-Long Sun at x.sun55@csuohio.edu Please use "11th MCGS Registration and Abstract" as your e-mail subject line.

The deadline for abstract submission and registration is October 19th (Monday), 2015.

We hope to see you in Cleveland!

Dr. Xue-Long Sun, Organizer


Friday, October 23rd

Registration, Poster Setup                                 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Session 1                                                               6:30 pm – 7:35 pm
Intermission                                                          7:35 pm – 7:45 pm
Session 2                                                               7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 24th

Session 3                                                              9:00 am – 10:30 am
Intermission                                                        10:30 am – 10:45 am
Session 4                                                             10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch and Poster Viewing                               12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Session 5                                                               2:15 pm – 3:50 pm
Intermission                                                          3:50 pm – 4:10 pm
Session 6                                                               4:10 pm – 5:30 pm
Intermission, PI Meeting                                     5:30 pm – 5:50 pm
Dinner, Award Ceremony, and Concluding Remarks      5:50 pm –


The symposium will take place in Fenn Tower (FT) panel hall 303, highlighted in red.

A full campus map and parking directions can be found here.

A list of hotels near CSU can be found here.

Directions to CSU campus can be found here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the upcoming symposium, please contact:

Dr. Xue-Long Sun, Organizer
Department of Chemistry
2121 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Office Location: SI 313 Chemistry Building
Phone Number: (216) 687-3919
E-mail: X.SUN55@csuohio.edu