Modern aspects of biochemistry and analytics of carbohydrates

Stefanie Barbirz, Joerg Fettke (Uni Potsdam, Biology)

Recent developments in molecular biology and modern analytical methods have increased the knowledge about the ubiquitous role of carbohydrates in animals, plants, and bacteria. Aim of this course is an insight into the interdisciplinary field of glycobiology. It will present an actual survey of the biochemistry of sugar building blocks, oligo- and polysaccharides in pro- and eukaryotic systems. Moreover, qualitative and quantitative carbohydrate analytics will be covered as well as the fundamental biophysical principles underpinning interactions of carbohydrates with proteins. Subject areas: Fundamentals on glycoconjugates. Structural and functional principles of the glycan conformational space. N-and O-linked glycosylation. Glycan analysis. Lectins and carbohydrate binding modules. Physicochemical principles of protein-carbohydrate interactions. Glycan arrays. Microbial glycobiology and pathogenesis.

  • Location: Uni-Potsdam, Campus Golm, Haus 25 B0.02
  • Duration: Every Monday starting October 16, from 2:15 to 3:45 pm
  • Contact: barbirz@uni-potsdam.de