Nagoya University

Graduate Program of Transformative Chem-Bio Research


CIBoG/GTR Joint Seminar (GTR Lecture series on multidisciplinary problems)

Carbohydrates, also called glycans, are the most abundant and diverse biological molecules
on Earth and make up part of the biology of all living organisms.
Associated to other biomolecules to form glycoconjugates,
they are distributed in all classes of living organisms where
they play myriad of biological functions in energy reserve, molecular
arrangements, cell-cell and molecule-molecule interactions, regulation of
protein stability etc. Despite their fundamental roles in all part of biology,
the study of glycans lag behind those of other classes of biomolecules such as
proteins and nucleic acids, mostly because of their complexity. During this
lecture, we will first introduce what is the chemical origin of carbohydrate
diversity and then briefly describe how this structural diversity can be
evaluated by a combination of physico-chemical methods including gas and liquid
chromatography, mass spectrometry and NMR. Finally, we will highlight the clinical
importance of carbohydrates through the presentation of several examples.

Online inbound information
Meeting ID: 865 0201 5266
Passcode: evEK36

★GTR international students only
This seminar is "GTR Lecture series on multidisciplinary problems (1pt)".
Enroll in gtr e-portfolio (Dead line: Jan,17).