Module: 
6
Section: 
B

Instructor: Mike Boyce
Summary: Glycosylation is found in all kingdoms of life and underlies every aspect of cell biology. In addition, glycobiology has major implications for an enormous range of fields, from human health to renewable energy to materials science. Recently, new technologies and experimental approaches have triggered explosive progress in the modern glycosciences. This module will sample some very recent papers – all published in 2016 – on a range of glycobiology topics, with an emphasis on protein glycosylation in mammalian health and disease. Our goals will be to get an overview perspective on current research in glycobiology, and to hone our critical reading skills.

Readings: 

Chapter 1 of Varki et al., Essentials of Glycobiology, available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1931/ for on-line reading.