Learn more about this group by contacting Dr. Ryan Weiss (Ryan.Weiss@uga.edu).
Glycobiology is the study of the biological functions of glycans. Glycans are one of the four major building blocks of life. Glycans function as both free molecules and also as components of glycoproteins and glycolipids, and they are the most complex and the most abundant organic molecules on the planet. Glycans play a direct role in nearly every known biological process, and they are directly involved in the etiology of every major disease affecting mankind. Recent advances in technology are allowing great strides to be made in our understanding the molecular functions of glycans. This field is amongst the last major frontiers in biological sciences.