Scope of Glycomics and Glycoproteomics
The fields of glycomics and glycoproteomics - the study of a cell, tissue, or organism's glycan and glycoprotein content at any point in time - are the focal point of many areas of life science research, including cell biology, biochemistry, and medicine. Several bioanalytical techniques are employed in glycomics and glycoproteomics, including 2D-PAGE, MALDI-TOFMS, LC-QMS, LC-ICRMS, LC-QTOF, and LC-IMS-TOF. As new glycomics and glycoproteomics problems will require unique solutions, a wide range of methodological and instrumental techniques will be needed to address them.
What is the National Center for Glycomics and Glycoproteomics?
Supported by NIH-National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), the National Center for Glycomics and Glycoproteomics is devoted to the development of new methodologies and instrumentation in glycomics, proteomics, and glycoproteomics. In collaboration with researchers in biology and biomedical sciences at the national and international level, the center will promote applications of new methodologies in medical research and clinical diagnosis. The Center currently houses a number of sophisticated instruments that are used by staff scientists, post-doctorals, graduate students and undergraduates.