July 7–10, 2022 | Athens, Ga.


regulation of cellular physiology and pathophysiology

O-GlcNAc regulation of cellular physiology and pathophysiology
July 7–10, 2022 | University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

This conference will address the multitude of roles that the O-GlcNAc protein modification has in regulating nuclear and cytosolic proteins. It will bring together researchers from diverse fields to share their research, tools and experience in O-GlcNAc biology.

O-GlcNAc continues to be an underappreciated post-translational modification. However, the combination of advancements in determining protein-specific function and discovery that the modification is linked to many diseases have led to its recognition as an emerging target for understanding both normal and pathological processes in the cell.

The meeting will draw experts in O-GlcNAc biology from around the world to discuss how O-GlcNAc and O-GlcNAc cycling enzymes modulate protein function in basic biological processes as well as in disease states, including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurological diseases.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, established in or wishing to learn about the field, are encouraged to attend and submit abstracts. The organizers will select oral presenters, and there will be a poster session.

Important dates

April 26 Abstract deadline
May 9 Early registration deadline
June 6 Regular registration deadline


Gerald Hart University of Georgia
Lance Wells University of Georgia

Image: Y835 H-bonds to a helix proximal to UDP-GlcNAc in OGT-substrate complex. Structure from Schimpl et al, 2012. PDB: 4AY6.

Sponsorship opportunities

The conference will offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities for your organization to optimize your visibility to attendees. Learn about sponsorship opportunities.

COVID-19 vaccine requirement

For the health and safety of attendees, ASBMB/O-GlcNAc regulation of cellular physiology and pathophysiology is requiring COVID-19 vaccines for anyone attending this conference. Mask-wearing and other requirements will be taken into consideration based on state and local guidelines and will be communicated with attendees before the start of the event.

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Abstract submission deadline: April 26

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for short talks. Those not selected will be programmed as posters. Notification of presentation, including time and date of presentation, will be sent via email by May 4.

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Abstract title field allows 200 characters maximum.
  • Abstract body field allows 350 words maximum (does not include authors and affiliations).
  • Text may be typed or copied and pasted into the abstract title and body fields.

Presentation requirements

All speakers and poster presenters are required to present in-person at the scheduled date and time of their sessions.

How to submit an abstract

ASBMB members
  1. Click “Submit Abstract" button.
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  5. Select the, "Submit and Continue" button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Select the "Submit Abstract" button to enter your abstract submission.
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  3. Complete the profile fields and select the, "Submit and Continue" button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select the "Submit Abstract" button to enter your abstract submission.


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  Early registration
(by May 9)
Regular registration
(by June 6)
Trainee with single lodging $700 $750
Trainee commuter (no lodging) $350 $400
PI/Industry with single lodging $1,050 $1,100
PI/Industry commuter (no lodging) $700 $750

What’s included

The full conference package includes:

Attendees are on their own for dinners.

Note: Lodging is not included in commuter registration rates.

Hotel accommodation

Lodging arrangements will be made at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. All accommodation arrangements must be made through ASBMB during the registration process.

If you require an early arrival or late departure (one night pre- and/or post-meeting) you may purchase these additional nights during the registration process, $120 per room per night inclusive of taxes.

Registration changes

Registration changes will be accepted as space allows until June 6, and can be made by contacting meetings@asbmb.org or calling the ASBMB accounting department at 240-283-6600.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received in writing on or before June 6 are subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after June 6, due to final guarantee commitments. Email meetings@asbmb.org and attach a copy of your meeting registration receipt/paid invoice.

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