GLYCOSCI/bionet.glycosci PASSES: 165 YES to 1 NO

David Kristofferson kristoff at
Wed Nov 16 18:07:53 EST 1994

I am pleased to announce that the proposal to create
GLYCOSCI/bionet.glycosci passed by 165 YES votes to only 1 NO vote.

An announcement will be made in this forum when the newsgroup has been
set up and is ready for use.  Please do not request e-mail
subscriptions prior to this announcement.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at

Proposal to establish GLYCOSCI/bionet.glycosci (unmoderated)

Proposed USENET name: bionet.glycosci

Proposed mailing list name: GLYCOSCI

Proposed email addresses: glycosci at
                          glycosci at

Discussion leaders: Iain Wilson 
                    Dyson Perrins Laboratory
                    University of Oxford, OX1 3QY, UK
                    (iwilson at

                    Barry Hardy
                    Computer-Aided Molecular Design Group
                    Physical Chemistry Laboratory
                    University of Oxford, OX1 3QZ, UK        
                    (bhardy at


The purpose of GLYCOSCI is to serve as an international, interdisciplinary 
forum for communication amongst scientists in the 'glycosciences'.  For 
these purposes the term 'glycosciences' is used to embrace all disciplines 
of science related to carbohydrate and glycoconjugate molecules, including 
organic, physical, biological and medical fields, using experimental, 
theoretical or computational scientific methodologies.  It is intended that 
the newsgroup would serve as a catalyst for international co-operation 
between scientists and for the creation of new Internet-based resources in 
the glycosciences.  The open forum will serve as a vehicle for the exchange 
of information, data and opinions between glycoscientists in academia, 
industry and government.

Information exchanged can include: 

1)      scientific dialogue (either intra- or

2)      announcements of upcoming meetings and conference
         of interest; 

3)      news of funding initiatives or other items of
         interest to the glycoscience community; 

4)      announcements of academic positions and job

5)      requests for experimental protocols, novel reagents and software;

6)      notification of novel reagents or software available on a
         non-commericial basis; 
7)      abstracts of papers accepted for publication;

8)      reviews of new developments in the field;

9)      structural data.

All members of the scientific community with an interest in the
glycosciences are encouraged to subscribe to, and take part in, the
proposed newsgroup.  The discussion leaders would wish to encourage
the development of a series of FAQs on a variety of subjects in the
glycosciences for reference by specialists and newcomers to the field.
The newsgroup is intended to be unmoderated.

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