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Unravelling Glycochemistry with Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Gas-Phase Spectroscopy

Project description

The sweet taste of success: Laying the foundations for glycomics

Glycans are complex sugars consisting of three or more monosaccharides, like glucose, linked together in a complex fashion. They are among the most diverse and important compounds in nature. Whether stand-alone or attached to proteins (glycoproteins), lipids (glycolipids) and other molecules, glycans play essential roles in the body. Among them, cell recognition and signalling are key with effects on metabolism, inflammation and the immune system. The structural diversity of glycans poses a fundamental challenge for both their chemical synthesis as well as their characterisation. The EU-funded GlycoSpec project will unravel glycochemistry and its diverse mechanisms to pave the way to glycomics and broad accessibility to oligosaccharides for socioeconomically important applications.

Host institution

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 705 350,00
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 705 350,00

Beneficiaries (2)

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 705 350,00
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 705 350,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 937 500,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 937 500,00