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An Intensive Training Camp

An annual week-long camp that focuses on didactic teaching, hands-on experimentation, review of literature and training on development of research proposals.

Didactic Teaching

A series of lectures (about 40) on the carbohydrates. Topics will include simple and complex carbohydrates (structure, sequencing, biological roles, glycoproteins, lectins, etc.); glycosaminoglycans (structure, nomenclature, biosynthesis, chemical synthesis, role in coagulation, inflammation, angiogenesis, morphology, viral invasion, lipid metabolism, cell signaling, etc.); glycolipids (types, structure, nomenclature, role in cell recognition).

Approved Courses Include:
Advanced Topics in Glycochemistry, Glycoanalysis, Glycobiology and Glycomedicine
Special Topics – Glycochemistry and Glycobiology 

Hands-on Experimentation

Participants will perform experiments to learn how carbohydrates, especially GAGs, can be isolated and characterized, their interactions with proteins studied using biochemical and biophysical tools, and based on this their role in normal and disease states inferred.

  • GAG Isolation/Preparation Skills
  • GAG Structure and Analysis Skills
  • GAG Molecular Modeling Skills
  • GAG – Protein Interactions Skills
  • GAG Biology Skills
  • GAG Histopathology Skills
  • GAG Immunology Skills

Training at other PEG Centers

Participants will be sent to other PEG centers to learn skills that are not being adequately covered here so as to develop into a mature glycoscience researcher.

Literature Review Training

Faculty members will train participants in literature review and critique skills that are necessary for successful research effort.

Training on Proposal Development

Faculty members will train participants in developing a plausible research plan for use as an independent investigator.

Responsible Conduct of Research

This training is offered annually by Universities and also through online programs.