IBCarb Network links

Documents & Texts

A Roadmap for Glycoscience in Europe – A joint effort between IBCarb and the EGSF this is the result of a workshop, which took place in Copenhagen in March 2014. This document outlines areas where glycoscience can address some of the challenges faced by Europe and contains recommendations for future research activities. Complementing ‘Transforming Glycoscience: A Roadmap for the Future (see here), it is hoped that this will be a useful document for scientists, policy makers, funding bodies and the general public alike. You can view the pdf version here.

RSC Chemical Biology of Glycoproteins – Editors: Zhongping Tan, Lai-Xi Wang (2017) – here

Essentials of Glycobiology by Varki et al here

From the Sugar Platform to biofuels and biochemicals – Final report for the EC Directorate-General Energy download here

Glycoinformatics – text book from SpringerLink – view here

Industrialization of Biology – A Roadmap to Accelerate the Advanced Manufacturing of Chemicals – published by the National Academies Press. Download here

Education & Training

Glycotric – The Glycobiology Training, Research and Infrastructure Centre, Imperial College London

Wageningen Summer Course Glycoscience – 12 – 16 June 2016 – Groningen, The Netherlands


MBI – UCL-accredited short courses in bioprocessing, designed specifically for industrialists, that can be taken as stand-alone modules or can be combined for Certificate, Diploma or Masters qualifications. For a full list of the courses available visit the website here

Complex Carbohydrate Research Centre (CCRC) – The CCRC trains undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral research associates, and visiting scientists from the U.S. and around the world in the principles, methods, and analytical techniques used to study complex carbohydrates.

Glycobiology & Glycochemistry International e-Learning Course 2016/2017 – online training course provided by Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Portugal. Find out more here 

Industrial Biotechnology – online course produced by the University of Manchester – available here

Other Groups

RSC Carbohydrate group

ESF Euroglycoforum

Carbohydrate Microarray Facility, Imperial College London

GGBRC – Glycomics and Glycan Bioengineering Research Centre, Nanjing University

NIBRT – The National Institute for Bioprocessing and Research Training, Dublin

CCRC – Complex Carbohydrate Research Centre, University of Georgia

SFG – Society for Glycobiology

OGI – Oxford Glycobiology Institute

GRTC – Glycobiology Research and Training Centre, University of California

CFG – Consortium for Functional Glycomics

Glycophysics Network

Online Tools and Databases

CASPER – a tool for calculating NMR chemical shifts of oligo- and polysaccharides

CAZY – Carbohydrate Active Enzymes – describes the families of structurally-related catalytic and carbohydrate binding modules (or functional domains) of enzymes that degrade, modify or create glycosidic bonds

DAGR – Database of Anti-Glycan Reagents – use to search and identify antibodies and reagent lectins to various carbohydrates.

ExPASy – a Bioinformatics Resource portal with a glycomics category of databases

Glycan Library – a list of approximately 830 lipid-linked sequence-defined glycan probes derived from diverse natural sources or chemically synthesised

GlycoBase 3.2 – a database of over 650 N- and O- linked glycan structures HPLC, UPLC, exoglycosidase sequencing and mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS, ESI-MS, ESI-MS/MS, LC-MS, LC-ESI-MS/MS) data

Glyco3D – a portal of 3D structures of mono, di, oligo and polysaccharides and carbohydrate recognizing proteins (lectin, monoclonal antibodies, glycosyltransferases and glycosaminoglycan binding proteins

Glycan Builder – a software library and set of tools to allow for the rapid drawing of glycan structures with support for all of the most common symbolic notation formats

GlycoDomainViewer – an online resource to study site glycosylation with respect to protein context and conservation

GlyMAP – an online resource mapping out the variational landscape of glyco-active enzymes

GlycoMod – an online tool to predict oligosaccharide structures on proteins from experimentally determined masses

GlycoMiner/GlycoPattern – software tools designed to detect, characterize and perform relative quantitation of N-glycopeptides based on LC-MS runs – a collection of databases and bioinformatics tools for glycobiology and glycomics

MonosaccharideDB – a comprehensive reference source for monosaccharide notation

NetOGlyc – next generation prediction of O-glycosylation sites on proteins

SugarBind – a database of known carbohydrate sequences to which pathogenic organisms (bacteria, toxins and viruses) specifically adhere

SweetUnityMol – software to display 3-D structures of carbohydrates, polysaccharides and glycoconjugates

UniCarbKB – online information storage and search platform for glycomics and glycobiology research

UniProtKB – the universal protein sequence database with information on glycosylated proteins