Advanced Glycobiology

offered Spring Quarter 2016 - next course offering Spring Quarter 2018
(MED 225/CHEM 237/BIOM 222/BGGN 236/CMM 225)

This course will be offered again in Spring 2018. You may wish to consider an Introduction to Glycoscience which will be offered in the fall quarter 2016.

The primary focus of Advanced Glycobiology is to provide a forum for the discussion of advanced topics in glycosciences.  By the end of the course, students should be able to select relevant papers in the literature, critique them in a sophisticated manner and be able to discuss the findings in the context of general knowledge in the field.

Grading is based on regular attendance, class participation, and a take-home written essay on a topical issue in glycobiology.

Credit: 4 units of credit. Letter grade and S/U grading options available.
Background requirements: Coursework in cell biology and biochemistry.
Meeting Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5pm, BRF2 room 4103 | first meeting Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Readings: Selected readings from primary literature and from the textbook Essentials of Glycobiology, 3rd edition, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York, which will be available this spring. The second edition is currently available online at NCBI.

Course Director
Jeff Esko
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Office: 1055 Cellular & Molecular Medicine, East
(858) 822-1100
Course Administrator
Tracy Gilstrap
(858) 822-1378
Fax: (858) 534-5611

Helpful Links

Online Syllabus

Symbol Nomenclature for Glycans

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