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Introduction to Glycoscience Fall 2022

CHEM142 / CHEM242 
Offered every Fall quarter |  First day of class: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Tuesdays and Thursdays  | Time: 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Natural Sciences Building (NSB), Room 2303
Co-Directors: Kamil Godula and Jeffrey Esko
Units: 4

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


Tracy Gilstrap
Education Program Specialist
(858) 822-1378

*if you are off campus and would like access to the course materials please contact Tracy

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.