General Information

The NIH Common Fund Glycoscience Program is focused on creating new methodologies and resources to study glycans, and to develop these resources so they may be more easily understood and accessed by the broader biomedical research community.  Access to these new resources allows investigators to fully explore the roles of carbohydrates in their own research programs (biological models, pathways, and/or diseases of interest), rather than abandon such discovery due to a lack of tools or expertise. Initiatives of this program have been designed to encourage new strategies and high-risk approaches for methods and tool development, with the subsequent rapid transition of successful projects to commercialization.

Program Initiatives included:

  • develop methods and technologies for synthesis of biomedically relevant carbohydrates
  • develop accessible tools for probing and analyzing carbohydrates and their interaction partners
  • develop data integration and analysis tools
  • a mirror SBIR/STTR program for commercializing tools/technologies for glycoscience

In this the final Common Fund Glycoscience Program All Hands Meeting, the program's investigators, collaborators, and commercial partners will highlight new methods, tools, technologies, and resources developed by the program. Discussions will focus on the commercialization of these new tools and technologies for use by the broader scientific community.

The meeting is being videocast live (links below)

Videocast links

2:30 to 5 p.m., EDT May 2

9a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EDT May 3

9a.m. to 3:30 p.m., EDT May 4

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Final NIH Common Fund All Hands Meeting
May 02, 2022 - May 02, 2022
12:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Max.Capacity: 200 Participants: 83

Special Rules: None

May 2, 2022

Natcher Lobby

12:30p.m., Registration Check In


Natcher Atrium

Poster Session I

1:00p.m., Posters & GlyGen Demonstration Tables

Posters and Tables will remain up throughout the meeting.  


Natcher Auditorium

Opening Plenary Session

02:30 p.m., Welcome Address, Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health

02:45 p.m., Introductions & Program Overview, NIH Staff  

03:00 p.m., Dr. Nicola Pohl, Indiana University

                        Summary of Progress: Methods & Technologies for Synthesis of Biomedically Relevant Carbohydrates. 

03:30 p.m., Dr. Catherine Grimes, University of Delaware   

                        Summary of Progress: Accessible Tools for Probing & Analyzing Carbohydrates & their Interaction Partners. 

04:00 p.m., Dr. Michael Tiemeyer, University of Georgia & Dr. Raja Mazumdar, George Washington University

                        Summary of Progress: Data Integration and Analysis Tools. 

04:30 p.m., Dr. Linda Hsieh-Wilson, California Institute of Technology

                             Expedited Synthesis of Glycosaminoglycans Containing Defined Sulfation Domains

04:45 p.m., Dr. Jian Liu, University of North Carolina

                             Glycan Therapeutics

04:55 p.m., Dr. Krishna Rajarathnam, University of Texas Medical Branch (virtual)

                             Engineered chemokines as therapeutics for bacterial infections

5:05 p.m., Adjourn to Dinner

CF-GSP All Hands Meeting Day 2
May 03, 2022 - May 03, 2022
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Max.Capacity: 200 Participants: 86

Special Rules: None

Tuesday May 3, 2022

Natcher Main Auditorium

Session II

Co-Chairs, Dr. Nichola Pohl, Indiana University, Dr. Catherine Grimes, University of Delaware, Dr. Michael Tiemeyer, CCRC, University of Georgia, Dr. Raja Mazumder, George Washington University  

05:00p.m, adjourn to dinner 

Glycan Synthesis/Libraries

Chair, Dr. Nicola Pohl, Indiana University

09:00 a.m., Dr. Xuezheng Song, Emory University

                        Facile Chemical Methods for Reverse Synthesis and Large Scale Production of Biomedically Relevant Glycan Libraries

09:15 a.m., Dr. David Smith, NatGlycan LLC (virtual)

09:25 a.m., Dr. Anthony Robert Prudden & Dr. Geert-Jan Boons, CCRC, University of Georgia

                        Viamune LLC (virtual)

09:35 a.m., Dr. Lei Li, Georgia State University

                        Facile Synthesis of O-Glycans and O-Glycopeptides

09:50 a.m., Dr. S. Justin Polizzi, Chemily, LLC

10:00 a.m., Dr. Alexei Demchenko, Saint Louis University

                        Refinement and implementation of the automated oligosaccharide synthesizer

10:15 a.m., Dr. Nicola Pohl, Indiana University  

                        Sugar Building Blocks and Automated Synthesis of Biomedically-Relevant Glycans

10:30 a.m., Dr. Christine Peterson, University of Iowa (virtual)

                        Field trial and modeling of transmission blocking vaccine to prevent Lyme disease

10:40 a.m., Dr. David Crich, University of Georgia

                         Novel Methods and Technologies for Synthesis of Biomedically Relevant Carbohydrates


10:55 a.m., Break



Chair, Dr. Michael Tiemeyer, CCRC, University of Georgia

11:05 a.m., Dr. Xi Chen, University of California, Davis

                        Facile chemoenzymatic synthesis and purification of glycolipids

11:20 a.m., Dr. Hai Yu, University of California, Davis

                        Chemoenzymatic synthesis of bacterial polysaccharides

11:35 a.m., Dr. Andrew Lee, IMCS

11:45 a.m., Dr. Ronald Schnaar, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

                        Ganglioside Interactome Toolkit

12:00 p.m., Dr. Umesh Desai, Virginia Common-Wealth University    

                        Tool for Predicting Glycosaminoglycan Recognition of Proteins

12:15 p.m., Lunch 



12:30 p.m. Poster Session II

Even #'s presenting 


Main Auditorium

1:30 p.m., Session III

Co-Chairs, Dr. Nicola Pohl, Indiana University, Dr. Catherine Grimes, University of Delaware, Dr. Michael Tiemeyer, CCRC, University of Georgia, Dr. Raja Mazumder, George Washington University   

Tools for studying O-GlcNAc

Chair, Dr. Nicola Pohl, Indiana University

01:30 p.m., Dr. Natasha Zachara, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (virtual)

                        Chemical Genetic tools for the Spatial and Temporal Modulation of O-GlcNAcylation

01:45 p.m., Dr. Jennifer Kohler, University of Texas, Southwestern

                          Photocrosslinking probes to discover glycan-dependent interactions

02:00 p.m., Dr. Christina Woo, Harvard University

                          Tools to Facilitate Manipulation of Protein-Specific Glycosylation Stoichiometry in Cells

02:15 p.m., Dr. Huiwang Ai, University of Virginia    

                          BapaFPs: Genetically encoded fluorescent indicators to image live-cell nucleotide sugars



Dr. Raja Mazumder, George Washington University

02:30 p.m., Dr. Robert Woods, CCRC, University of Georgia

                        GlyProbity: tools to curate glycan structure pre and post deposition in the PDB

02:45 p.m., Dr. Nicholas Riley for Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi

                        Making glycoproteomics via mass spectrometry more accessible to the greater scientific community

03:00 p.m., Dr. Virginia Shapiro

                        ST8Sia6 expression on tumors inhibits the immune response

03:10 p.m., Dr. Richard Drake, Medical University of South Carolina

                        Simplified Glycan Profiling Workflows of Captured Immune Glycoproteins and Cells

03:25 p.m., Dr. Richard Drake, GlycPath 

03:35 p.m., Break

03:50 p.m., Dr. Dr. Nathan Edwards, Georgetown University

                        LC-MS Analysis of Site Specific Protein Glycoforms

04:05 p.m., Dr. Lingjun Li, University of Wisconsin, Madison

                        Multiplex Chemical Tags for High-throughput Glycan and Glycopeptide Quantitation and Characterization 

04:20 p.m., Dr. Lori Yang, Lectenz Bio

                        Adapting multiplex microspheres to analyze glycosylation features by flow cytometry

04:35 p.m., Dr. Sean Wu, Lectenz Bio

                         Lectenz®: Affinity reagents for the detection and enrichment of glycoconjugates  

04:45 p.m., Dr. Robert Woods, CCRC, University of Georgia

                             Tools to enable non-specialists to model glycoconjugates and glycan-protein interactions

05:00 p.m., Adjourn 


CF-GSP All Hands Meeting Day 3
May 04, 2022 - May 04, 2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Max.Capacity: 200 Participants: 84

Special Rules: None

Wednesday May 4, 2022

Main Auditorium

Session IV

Chemical methods development

Chair, Dr. Nicola Pohl, Indiana University

09:00 a.m., Dr. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University (virtual)

                             Small-Molecule Catalysts for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Oligosaccharides

09:15 a.m., Dr. John Montgomery, University of Michigan  

                             Catalytic Methods for Building Block Assembly and for Stereoselective Glycosylation

09:25 a.m., Dr. Pavel Nagorny, University of Michigan

                             Catalytic Methods for Building Block Assembly and for Stereoselective Glycosylation

09:35 a.m., Dr. Clay Bennett, Boston University

                             Reagent Control for Stereoselective Glycosylation Reactions

09:50 a.m., Dr. Nguyen Hien, Wayne State University

                             Catalytic Methods for Stereoselective 1,2-Cis Glycosylation

10:05 a.m., Dr. Liming Zhang, University of California, Santa Barbara

                             Development of novel approaches for stereoselective construction of glycosidic linkages

10:20 a.m., Dr. Weiping Tang, University of Wisconsin, Madison

                             Develop Catalytic Methods to Streamline the Assembly of Oligosaccharides

10:35 a.m., Dr. Maciej Walczak, University of Colorado, Boulder

                             New Catalytic Methods for the Synthesis of Biomedically Relevant Carbohydrates


10:50 a.m., Break


GlyGen Team, New Tools and Resources for Glyco-Informatics

Chair, Dr. Michael Tiemeyer, CCRC, University of Georgia

11:00 a.m. Dr. Nathan Edwards, Georgetown University

              Resources for informatically defining structural relationships between glycans and glycan motifs

11:20 a.m. Dr. Michael Tiemeyer, CCRC, University of Georgia

              The benefits of encoding glycan structures based on relationships between canonical residues

11:40 a.m. Dr. René Ranzinger, CCRC, University of Georgia

              Capturing and harmonizing glycan array data

12:00 p.m., Lunch

12:30 p.m., Poster Session III

Odd #ed Posters Presenting


Main Auditorium

Session V

Bacterial Probes

Chair, Dr. Catherine Grimes, University of Delaware

01:30 p.m., Dr. Lyle McPherson for Dr. Laura Kiessling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

                        Development of multifunctional probes for profiling microbial glycans

01:40 p.m., Dr. Soumi Ghosh for Dr. Barbara Imperiali, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

                        Development of multifunctional probes for profiling microbial glycans

01:50 p.m., Dr. Catherine Grimes, University of Delaware 

                        Metabolic carbohydrate cell wall probes for bacterial structure and immune recognition studies

02:05 p.m., Dr. Stefan Ruhl, University of Buffalo 

                        Harnessing the oral microbiome to create novel glycan-bindng probes 

02:20 p.m., Dr Qiang Yang, GlycoT Therapeutics, LLC 

                        Chemoenzymatic glycoengineering platform for the development of antibody-based therapeutics

02:30 p.m., Dr. Brian Haab, Van Andel Research Institute & Zbiotec (virtual)

                        On-chip Glycan Analysis of Clinical Specimens

02:45 p.m., Dr. Sean Stowell, Harvard (virtual)

                        Integrating Microbial Glycan Arrays with Genomic Sequences to Study Host Microbe Interactions

03:00 p.m., Dr. Lianchun Wang, University of Georgia, poster talk (virtual)

                        Using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to develop a mutant cell library for heparan sulfate structure-function study

03:10 p.m., Dr. Donald Jarvis, GlycoBac (virtual)

                        Glycoengineering the Baculovirus-Insect Cell System

03:20 p.m., Final Comments,

03:30 p.m., Adjourn

Poster Sessions
May 02, 2022 - May 04, 2022
01:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Max.Capacity: 200 Participants: 45

Special Rules: None




*Zhangjie Wang, Yongmei Xu, Vijayakanth pagadala, Marla Gering, *^Jian Liu

*University of North Carolina, ^Glycan Therapeutics

Analysis of 3-o-sulfated heparan sulfate in neurodegenerative disease using isotopically labeled oligosaccharide calibrants



^Katelyn Arnold, Yongmei Xu, Erica Sparkenbaugh, Ding Xu, Brian Cooley, Rafal Pawlinski

^University of North Carolina, *Glycan Therapeutics

Therapeutic applications of synthetic heparin in acute liver injury



*Guowei Su, Maurice Horton, Yongmei Xu, Jine Li, Vijayakanth Pagadala, Truong Pham, ^*Jian Liu

*Glycan Therapeutics, ^University of North Carolina

Construction of structurally defined heparan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate microarray



He Chen

Glyco T Therapeutics, LLC

Chemoenzymatic glycoengineering platform for the development of antibody-based therapeutics



Xuezheng Song

Emory University

Next Generation Glycan Microarray using DNA-Coded Glycan Library



Jianglong Zhu

University of Toledo

Synthesis of ß-Mannosides and 2-Amino-2-deoxy-ß-mannosides via Cs2CO3-Mediated Anomeric O-Alkylation



Gao-Lan Zhang, Mitchell Porter and Ronald Schnaar

Johns Hopkins Medical School

Ganglioside interactome toolkit



Rado Goldman

Georgetown University

Microflow LC-MS/MS-PRM Quantification of Protein Glycoforms: Serologic Assays of Liver Fibrosis



Jeet Vora, Rahi Navelkar, Vijay Shanker, Peng Su, Karen Ross, Catherine Hayes, Frederique Lisacek,


Extraction of Glycosylation Information from Literature Using Text Mining Tool


The GlyGen Array Consortium

Glycan Array Data Repository



Hannes Buelow

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Glycotyping the Hematopoietic Lineage



Peter Andreana

The University of Toledo

Microwave-Assisted Glycosylation Reactions in the Absence of Activators



Joshua Martin, Yishu Xu, Timothy Emmel, John Montgomery

University of Michigan 

Boron-catalyzed methods for stereoselective iterative glycosylation



Lawrie Veale & Marshall Bern

Protein Metrics

Commercial Software for Glycoscience



Kelley Moremen

Glyco Expression Technologies

Large-scale commercial production of functional mammalian glycoenzymes: GET enzymes and GET expression platform


Sean Wu 

Lectenz Bio

Lectenz®: Affinity reagents for the detection and enrichment of glycoconjugates

Lori Yang                                                                                                                                                                           

Lectenz Bio

GlycoSense¿: A flow cytometry-based technology for rapid and simplified glycan profiling



Parastoo Azadi

Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia,  

Rational Design for Glycopeptide Enrichment Based on Boronic acid Chemistry 



Sherif Ramadan & Dr. Xuefei Huang

Michigan State University

Expedient and machine aided automated synthesis of heparan sulfate oligosaccharide and mimetic libraries



Zefan Li

University of Virginia

Genetically encoded green fluorescent biosensors for monitoring UDP-sugars in live cells and zebrafish



Lei Wang*, Bo-Shun Huang*, Alexander W. Sorum*, Mallory Kern^, Guowei Su", Xuefei Huang#, Jian Liu", Nicola L. B. Pohl^, and Linda C. Hsieh-Wilson*

*California Institute of Technology, ^Indiana University, "University of North Carolina, #Michigan State University

An automated platform for the synthesis of comprehensive heparan sulfate oligosaccharide libraries


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