Establishing the MIRAGE project

Published on December 9, 2011

The improvement of techniques and methods in analytical glycomics and glycoproteomics continuously advances the understanding of the critical roles that complex glycans play in tissue and cell development and in the progression of disease.

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Although extremely large amounts of data are produced by these techniques, only a small portion of this data is typically reported in publications in a way that comprehensively describes both the experimental results and conditions. At the 2nd Beilstein Symposium on Glyco-Bioinformatics members of the glycomics community agreed that a minimal set of standards for reporting of these results is desired. The establishment of an initiative to develop an international standard for the Minimum Information Required for A Glycomics Experiment (MIRAGE) is presented in this video.

William York is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. His research interests include the development and application of spectroscopic and computational methods for the analysis of complex carbohydrates, the development of bioinformatics tools to study the roles of carbohydrates in living systems, and the employment of tools to develop realistic models describing the assembly and morphogenensis of the growing cells of higher plants.

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