Site visit agenda

NSF Site Visit, Years 1 and 2 (virtual format) – PDF Agenda link

November 18, 2021

Start TimeEnd Time  
8:45 a.m.9:10 a.m.Getting online, start meeting


Welcome message from Virginia Tech’s VP for Research and Innovation

Message from Director of the Division of Materials Research, NSF

Linda Caudill

Maren Roman

Daniel Sui

Linda Sapochak

9:10 a.m.9:40 a.m.Director’s OverviewMaren Roman
9:40 a.m.9:50 a.m.      Discussion
GlycoMIP User Program and Facilities
9:50 a.m.10:05 a.m.      OverviewLinda Caudill
10:05 a.m.10:10 a.m.      Discussion
10:10 a.m.10:20 a.m.Break
GlycoMIP User Program and Facilities (continued)
10:20 a.m.11:10 a.m.      User Facility – Synthesis and CharacterizationParastoo Azadi

Richard Helm

11:10 a.m.11:25 a.m.     Modeling ServicesRobert Woods
11:25 a.m.11:50 a.m.      Discussion:  User Program and Facilities
11:50 a.m.12:05 p.m.Education and Outreach ProgramAlan Esker
12:05 p.m.12:15 p.m.      Discussion
12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.Lunch Break
1:00 p.m.1:05 p.m.Getting online, start afternoon sessionLinda Caudill
In-House Research Program
1:05 p.m.1:15 p.m. OverviewRobert Woods
1:15 p.m.1:20 p.m.     Loop 1:  Novel glycomaterialsJohn Matson
1:20 p.m.1:25 p.m.     Loop 2:  Advancing biocatalysis in glycomaterial


Jian Liu
1:25 pm.1:30 p.m.     Loop 3:  Advancing glycan modelingRobert Woods
1:30 p.m.1:35 p.m.     Loop 4:  Machine learning in glycoscienceRichard Helm
1:35 p.m.1:55 p.m.     Discussion:  In-House Research Program
2:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.Knowledge SharingSanket Deshmukh
2:15 p.m.2:30 p.m.      Discussion
2:30 p.m.2:40 p.m.Break
2:40 p.m.2:55 p.m. Director’s Summary

·       Major Goals, milestone and metrics

·       Major Challenges


Maren Roman

2:55 p.m.3:10 p.m.      Discussion
3:15 p.m.3:30 p.m.NSF/University Leadership Meeting

·       VT VP for Research and Innovation (Daniel Sui)

·       UGA VP for Research (Karen Burg)

·       Executive Director, VT FLSI (Matt Hulver)

·       Director, UGA CCRC (Alan Darvill)

·       Co-Director, UGA CCRC (Michael Tiemeyer)

Charles Ying (NSF)

Cosima Boswell-Koller (NSF)

GlycoMIP Lead Team

Additional NSF Participants

3:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Additional Discussion and Closing Message


Maren Roman

GlycoMIP Team