'Sugar scientists' gather at state symposium
Any conference of professionals that includes a session titled, “Bacterial Glycosphingolipids Modulate Host Intestinal Homeostasis” is clearly for a specialized audience. And so it was for the Georgia Glycoscience Symposium, held April 25 at UGA’s renowned Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. For 150 leading scientific minds in glycoscience — the study of biological sugars and how they function — the 11th symposium was an excellent opportunity to gain new insights into how these complex carbohydrates factor into infectious diseases and immunology. Seven GRA Eminent Scholars from Georgia State University and UGA participated, several of them as speakers, and the Georgia Research Alliance served as one of the symposium’s sponsors.