On behalf of the organizing committee, we are honored to host the milestone 25th International Carbohydrate Symposium (ICS2010) in Tokyo, Japan, from August 1 to 6, 2010.
The International Carbohydrate Symposium (ICS) is the most important event in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry, biennially organized under the auspices of the International Carbohydrate Organization (ICO). Since the first meeting held in1960 (Gif-sur-Yvette, France), ICS is going to enjoy its 50th anniversary in 2010.
Reflecting rapid expansion of the field, the scope of the symposium will be broad. It will cover diverse aspects of glycosciences, which include chemical and enzymatic synthesis, chemical biology, glycobiology, therapeutics, structural biology, and industrial applications.
The symposium will take place in the conveniently located Makuhari Messe, which is easily accessible from Narita International Airport by a frequent bus service, or from downtown Tokyo by Japan Railway’s (JR) Keiyo line. Accommodation at hotels in Makuhari area will be arranged, so that most of the participants can stay within walking distance of the symposium venue.
In addition to scientific presentations and discussions on recent progress in the field, we are planning to organize a number of activities, including a reception, excursions to various places around Tokyo and a symposium banquet to promote mutual friendship and exchange of ideas.
We believe this symposium will maintain the great tradition of the past half century, and will provide an excellent opportunity for renewing interest in broader fields of investigation.
We look forward to welcoming you to Tokyo!
- Tomoya Ogawa, Ph.D.
- Yukishige Ito, Ph.D.