Summer School 2022

Important Information

Location:
Summer School 2022 will be held on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia

Cost:
There is no charge for participating in GlycoMIP Summer School 2022.  Students will be responsible for travel, room and board, and incidentals.  Participants will be selected through a competitive process.  Scholarships are available to cover travel, room and board.

Who Should Attend:

  • Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers who are new to glycomaterials and seek an overview of the science and techniques, or who may wish to use GlycoMIP facilities to conduct research
  • Advanced undergraduate students with research experience interested in pursuing graduate studies in the fields of glycoscience or glycomaterials
  • Researchers interested in the synthesis, characterization or computational capabilities of GlycoMIP facilities
  • Industry scientists who are new to glycomaterials science and who seek an overview of the field and available technologies
  • Participants should have completed a Bachelor’s of science or engineering degree, or are close to finishing in the case of undergraduate participants, as familiarity with basic chemical concepts will be required.

What you will learn:
GlycoMIP’s Summer School will provide lectures on fundamental and applied concepts specific to the research and service areas of the MIP as well as hands-on instrument and techniques modules for the design and testing of glycomaterials:

  • Glycomaterials: Overview of the current state of the science and applications of glycomaterials in research and development
  • Synthesis: Overview of glycan synthesis and introduction to the Glyconeer® – an automated glycan synthesizer from GlycoUniverse
  • Analytical: Overview of mass spectrometry, NMR, surface characterization, binding assays, rheology and optical spectroscopy applied to glycomaterials
  • Modeling: Computational methods and capabilities for glycomaterials
  • Research: GlycoMIP scholar presentations and poster session

Agenda:
The outline for the course can be viewed here.  The full agenda will be forthcoming.

Apply:
The application for Summer School 2022 can be accessed here.  Completed applications are due by February 15, 2022.

For More Information:
Contact Linda Caudill, GlycoMIP Managing Director, at 540-231-7092 or by email at lcaudill@vt.edu.

GlycoMIP is funded by the National Science Foundation through cooperative agreement DMR-1933525.

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.