Challenges for glycomics repositories

Published on December 9, 2011

Glycomics data are generated by a variety of methods and techniques, for example, mass-spectrometry analysis of cell-surface polysaccharides, and the analysis of microbial biosynthesis pathways.

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These data are then stored in databases that are often neither comprehensive, nor interconnected. The current situation and perspectives for improvements are discussed in this video.

Nicolle H. Packer is a Professor of Functional Proteomics at the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her research is focused on the investigation of the post-translational modification of proteins by sugars. In particular, her projects encompass the role of glycosylation in innate immune systems, and cancer glycomics. She is also interested in the development of separation technologies and informatics for the improved analysis of glycoproteins.

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