kickoff meeting of the Glyco@Alps project

on the March 10, 2017

On the 10th of March 2017, the kickoff meeting of the Glyco@Alps project gathered more than 150 participants

About Glyco@ALPS

Carbohydrates are ubiquitous in nature; they form various conjugates, polymers and materials on which all of life depends.

Their biological and functional roles depend on context: carbohydrates are major components of food, they are key to modern medicine and they are a primary source of natural materials. Glycosciences are the study of the nature, function, properties and transformation of carbohydrates. It is an emerging area with many potential applications for the challenges of society.

The Glyco@Alps program will foster and drive collaboration, and communication among partners to explore the potential of carbohydrates to impact biopharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics, personalized medicine, materials, environmental sustainability and innovative bio-industries. This will be achieved by understanding the connections between the structural complexity of carbohydrates and their functional versatility.
Published on April 20, 2017