Introduction to Glycoscience

CHEM142 / CHEM242  |  Fall Quarter 2018  |  Date/Time TBD
Location TBD
Co-Directors: Kamil Godula / Jeffrey Esko


Tracy Gilstrap
Education Coordinator
(858) 822-1378

The primary aim is to provide an overview of fundamental facts, concepts, and methods in glycoscience. The course is structured around major themes in the field starting from basic understanding of structure and molecular interactions of carbohydrates, to the mechanisms of their biological functions in normal and disease states, to their applications in materials science and energy generation. This is a lecture course geared to introduce undergraduates and graduate students with limited prior exposure to the field, supported by selected readings and class notes.

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry sequence and Biochemistry are required. Additionally, one course in either General Biology, Molecular Biology, or Cell Biology is strongly encouraged. Or, advance approval by instructors.