Proteoglycan Forum

About the Proteoglycan Forum

The Proteoglycan Forum (PG Forum) was first organized by Professor Yanagishita in 1997, with an intention of furthering the knowledge on glycoscience and establishing a network of scientists who are interested in studying proteoglycans and related biological molecules by increasing exchanges between researchers working on the complex carbohydrate molecule, proteoglycans.

The format of PG Forum has been mainly series of seminars presented by scientists invited from both within Japan and abroad. The extensive discussion during the seminar provided unique opportunity for exchanging most current research information and identification of various experimental resources.

To continue this activity, the PG Forum will be held every year.


Chief Organizer : Masayuki Ishihara
(2013. 9 - )
National Defense Medical College Research Institute
Organizers : Masaki Yanagishita Tokyo Medical and Dental University
  Naoki Itano Kyoto Sangyo University
  Ikuko Kakizaki Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine
  Hiroshi Kitagawa Kobe Pharmaceutical University
  Tamayuki Shinomura Tokyo Medical and Dental University
  Hideonao Toyoda Ritsumeikan University
  Shuhei Yamada Meijo University
  Hideto Watanabe Institute for Molecular Science of Medicine, Aichi Medical University
  Katarzyna Anna Inoue  Tokyo Medical and Dental University
  Toshitaka Oohashi  Okayama University
  Nobuaki Maeda Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science 
Supported by : Glycoforum (Seikagaku Corporation)

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