Glycobiology

Discover more about one of the most widely distributed groups of biomolecules in nature

Glycobiology is the study of the biosynthesis, biology, and structure of glycans (carbohydrates). Glycans are saccharides that can be enzymatically linked to a range of biological molecules through the process of glycosylation. Combining enzymology, molecular and cellular biology, simple organic chemistry and materials science, glycobiology is a complex and diverse field of research and one which is receiving considerable attention. Glycobiology is an ever-growing field of research crucial for both cellular biology and carbohydrate-based drugs and therapeutics studies