The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has a team of faculty working in the first International Research Training Group in Molecular and Cellular Glycosciences a program supported by the UGC, India in collaboration with University of Muenster, supported by DFG, Germany. These members are organizing the 6th Asian Community of Glycoscience and Glycotechnology Conference (ACGG) at the UoH which was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy on 10th December, 2014 in the Seminar Hall of the School of Life Sciences.
Glycosylation is an important event in various cellular functions and Glycobiology is already emerging as a new branch of science in modern Biology. Scientists and students working in the field of Glycoscience and Glycotechnology from different Asian countries, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore and India are participating in the two and half days conference, where recent work in the fields of Glycobiology, Glycoscience, Glycochemistry and Glycotechnology are being discussed. This International Meeting is happening for the first time in the country and is likely to develop new collaborations with members from Asian countries working in this specialized field of Glycosciences.
Organizing Secretary Prof. M. J. Swamy, School of Chemistry welcomed the gathering and the Chairman Prof. N. Siva Kumar, Department of Bio-chemistry gave a brief about the Conference. Prof. P. Appa Rao, Department of Plant Sciences and Convener of the conference gave the vote of thanks.