Warren Workshop VI 2016

As conference organizers, Dr. Hisashi Narimatsu, Dr. Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita and Dr. Ichigaku Takigawa invite you to the upcoming Warren Workshop VI, which will take place in Sapporo, Hokkaido from August 24 - 26, 2016.

This biennial workshop strives to bring together investigators working on the frontiers of glycan characterization in order to advance the field of glycomics, glycolipidomics, and glycoproteomics. The format of the workshop is designed to facilitate interactions and foster meaningful discussions that will encompass recent technological advances, data analysis, and glycobioinformatics.

The goal of the 6th Warren Workshop will be to highlight the capabilities and limitations that exist in the detection, identification, and quantification of glycoconjugates. The driving force for the Warren Workshop series is the need for detailed structural analysis of glycoconjugates in the context of complex biological systems. The workshop will bring together experts in the discipline to establish workflows for tackling these huge challenges. Invited speakers will briefly summarize specific topics that will be followed by moderated discussions of the subject areas. The workshop will provide participants with cutting-edge approaches and pipelines for glycomic experiments and data management to facilitate accurate and robust analysis. Major topics will include qualitative and quantitative analysis of free glycans and glycoconjugates, data processing, and integration of resulting information with other systems biology approaches. Current and pending initiatives in the area of data standardization and data mining with regard to the discovery of structure-function relationships will be presented.


  • Atsushi Kuno / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Carlito Lebrilla / University of California, Davis, USA
  • Carsten Kettner / Beilstein-Institut, Germany
  • Erdmann Rapp / Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Germany
  • Frederique Lisacek / Swiss Institue of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
  • Gavin Davey / Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Gerald Hart / Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Henrik Clausen / University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Hiroyuki Kaji / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Hisashi Narimatsu / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • James Paulson / The Scripps Research Institute, USA
  • Jianguo Gu / Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan
  • Jun-ichi Furukawa / Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Kay-Hooi Khoo / Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita / Soka University, Japan
  • Kshitij Khatri / Boston University, USA
  • Matthew Campbell / Macquarie University, Australia
  • Michael Tiemeyer / CCRC, The University of Georgia, USA
  • Niclas Karlsson / University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Nicolle Packer / Macquarie University, Australia
  • Rene Ranzinger / CCRC, The University of Georgia, USA
  • Robert Woods / CCRC, The University of Georgia, USA
  • Shifang Ren / Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, China
  • Simon North / Imperial College London, UK
  • Tadashi Suzuki / RIKEN, Japan
  • Tatsushi Toda / Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  • Ten Feizi / Imperial College London, UK
  • Vernon Reinhold / University of New Hempshire, USA
  • Yan Zhang / Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Yoshiki Yamaguchi / RIKEN, Japan

Link to Warren Workshop V 2014
Pictures from Warren Workshop IV 2012