Introduction to Glycoscience

CHEM142 / CHEM242 
Offered every Fall quarter  |  First day of class: Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays  | 11:00am - 12:20pm | Building SOLIS, Room 111
Co-Directors: Kamil Godula / Jeffrey Esko
Units: 4

*Please go to Canvas for assigned reading, study questions, and presentation materials.


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.