At every meeting ogranized by the International Glycoconjugate Organization, an award is issued for exceptional contribution to the field of Glycobiology.
The year 2015 award has been issued to Professor Taroh Kinoshita, Osaka University (Japan).
Previous award winners are as follows:
2013 Kurt Drickamer (United Kingdom)
2011 Jeffrey Esko (USA)
2009 Markus Aebi (Switzerland)
2007 Ajit Varki (USA)
2005 Anne Dell (United Kingdom) and Konrad Sandhoff (Germany)
2003 Pamela Stanley (USA)
2001 Naoyuki Taniguchi (Japan)
1999 Michael A.J. Ferguson (United Kingdom)
1997 Gerald W. Hart (USA)
Preview format of the Jeffery Esko's lecture held at the Glyco XXI is intended to be viewed directly (this version functions well in web browsers), whereas the high-quality version can be downloaded for viewing if so desired (400 MB!).
The IGO also supports young glycoscientists by issuing the IGO Young Glycoscientist Awards.
In the year 2015, the IGO Young Glycoscientist Award has been issued to:
Prof. Xing CHEN, Peking University, China