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About GRTC

The Glycobiology Research & Training Center (GRTC) is an internationally recognized research unit with a 19-year track record of facilitating and enhancing research, training and collaboration among researchers who study the molecular and cellular biology of glycans and their roles in health and disease. GRTC members include faculty from academic institutions throughout California, with a vast range of research interests.

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The San Diego Glycobiology Symposium (SDGS), an annual membership gathering, provides an informal venue for researchers to further collaborations, learn about other research in the field, and exchange information about the latest advances and technology. The 2024 Symposium dates are April 18-19.

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Some Upcoming Courses

​Current Literature (Journal Club)

Fall 2023 (in person)

Advances in Glycobiology

Spring 2025 (in person)

Glycoscience Bootcamp

Summer 2024 (in person)

Intro to Glycoscience

Fall 2023 (in person)

Essentials of Glycobiology, Fourth Edition

The 4th edition of this primary textbook in the field continues the prior tradition to provide a basic overview of Glycobiology, directed toward the advanced undergraduate or the beginning graduate-level student of molecular and cellular biology and biomedicine.

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Essentials of Glycobiology, Fourth Edition

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Jonathan Vega, Chief Operations Officer

Tracy Gilstrap, Administrative Officer

Mailing Address

Glycobiology Research & Training Center
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0687
La Jolla, CA 92093-0687