Members can obtain information on the ISRS by access to homepage and by
E-mail. Information on rare sugars are available for non-members by access
ISRS edits and publishes the Annual Report containing papers and reviews
on rare sugars published in various journals by ISRS members.
International symposium is irregularly held for enhancing the friendship
and the exchange information between members.
Research Fields of ISRS
I. Distribution and properties of rare sugars
II. Production of rare sugars
(1) Biocatalytic syntheses of rare sugars
(2) Chemical and chemo-enzymatic syntheses of rare sugars
(3) Synthesis of rare oligosaccharides
(4) Extraction and separation techniques
III. Physiological studies on rare sugars
Microbes, plants, Animals and Others
IV. Application and commercial production of rare sugars