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
UK Top Bio-based Chemicals Opportunities – E4tech (UK) Ltd for LBNet. Download here.
Glycobiology-Glycomics Market Global Forecast to 2019 – see the report here.
Glycobiology: Global Markets for Diagnostics & Therapeutics – see the report here.
Glycomics Market Analysis and Segment Forecasts to 2025 – see the report here.
Education & Training
Glycotric – The Glycobiology Training, Research and Infrastructure Centre, Imperial College London
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
CarboMet – Metrology of Carbohydrates for Enabling European Bioindustries
Carbohydrate Microarray Facility, Imperial College London
GGBRC – Glycomics and Glycan Bioengineering Research Centre, Nanjing University
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
CCRC Spectral Database – for partially methylated alditol acetates (PMAAs)
CFG-Glycan Database – primary data sets from gene microarray screening, glycan array screening, glycan profiling and mouse phenotyping experiments
CSDB Carbohydrate Structure DataBase contains manually curated natural carbohydrate structures, taxonomy, bibliography, NMR data etc
DAGR – Database of Anti-Glycan Reagents – use to search and identify antibodies and reagent lectins to various carbohydrates
EPS database – provides access to detailed structural, taxonomic and bibliographic information on bacterial exopolysaccharide structures and properties
GLYCAN – for glycan modelling and simulation
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
Glycan Library – a list of approximately 830 lipid-linked sequence-defined glycan probes derived from diverse natural sources or chemically synthesised
GLYCAM Molecular Modelling Library (GMML) assists in a variety of molecular modelling tasks, with a focus on the needs of carbohydrates
Glyco3D – a portal of 3D structures of mono, di, oligo and polysaccharides and carbohydrate recognizing proteins (lectin, monoclonal antibodies, glycosyltransferases and glycosaminoglycan binding proteins
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
GlycoDomainViewer – an online resource to study site glycosylation with respect to protein context and conservation
GlycoEpitope – database with information on carbohydrate antigens, i.e. glyco-epitopes, and antibodies
GlycoGene DataBase includes genes associated with glycan synthesis such as glycosyltransferase, sugar nucleotide synthases, sugar-nucleotide transporters, sulfotransferases, etc.
GlycoMiner/GlycoPattern – software tools designed to detect, characterize and perform relative quantitation of N-glycopeptides based on LC-MS runs
GlycoMod – an online tool to predict oligosaccharide structures on proteins from experimentally determined masses
GlycoProtDB – Database of Glycoproteins Mapped with Actual Glycosylation Sites Identified by Mass Spectrometry
Glycosciences.de – a collection of databases and bioinformatics tools for glycobiology and glycomics
GlycoStore – a curated chromatographic, electrophoretic and mass-spectrometry composition database of N-, O-, glycosphingolipid (GSL) glycans and free oligosaccharides associated with a range of glycoproteins, glycolipids and biotherapeutics
GlyTouCan – an international glycan structure repository
GlycoWork Bench – a software tool developed to assist the interpretation of MS data of glycans
GlyMAP – an online resource mapping out the variational landscape of glyco-active enzymes
KEGG GLYCAN Database – a glycome informatics resource integrating genomics and chemistry
MestreJ –software for NMR prediction and interpretation
MonosaccharideDB – a comprehensive reference source for monosaccharide notation
NetOGlyc – next generation prediction of O-glycosylation sites on proteins
Stenutz – suite of resources for chemistry, mainly carbohydrate chemistry, conformational analyses and NMR spectroscopy
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