The $10M grant, which was given jointly to The University of Georgia, Athens and George Washington University, will be used to build a glycoscience informatics portal, called GlyGen. This portal is essential for glycoscience to advance. GlyGen will also incorporate glycan data with gene and protein data, to allow for greater analysis.
“It is impossible to do meaningful glycobiology research without including information from many different disciplines, including genomics, proteomics, cell biology, developmental biology and biochemistry, to name just a few,” said William York, co-principal investigator, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and member of UGA’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
Health and disease are greatly affected by post-translational modifications along with genomics according to Raja Mazumder, co-principal investigator and associate professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Researchers from the United States, Asia, Europe, and Australia led by York and Mazumder are working together closely to build GlyGen. In this way they will be able to use work that has already been done in the field and receive input to make sure GlyGen is accessible to researchers without a glycoscience background.
“Computational and Informatics Tools for Research in Glycosciences,” will be funded through 2022.
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University of Georgia, Athens BioResearch Product Faire™ – 3/7/19
"I was very pleased with the turnout at The University of Georgia, Athens show. There was a steady flow of people that turned into quality leads." - Exhibitor, University of Georgia, AthensBCI event
Last year's show was a great success. We had a total of 138 attendees, of which 26 were professors and post docs. Of the total attendees 19 were lab managers. The balance were research associates and postgraduate students.
If you sell lab research products to this marketplace consider these facts:
- Ranked Top 5 for new products among U.S. public universities
- UGA’s impact on the state of Georgia is $5.7 billion dollars
- UGA’s Molecular Medicine Building adds 43,000 sq/ft to add 10 research groups as well as shared support space.
- UGA administrators plan to use $10M to modernize Chem and Bio labs.
- UGA received a $7M NIH grant for Glycan research.