Techniques for Characterization of Complex Carbohydrates Laboratory
Courses - Four courses will be offered at the Complex Carbohydrate
Research Center (CCRC) of the University of Georgia:
Course 1 (August 7 - 11, 1995), "Separation and Characterization of
Glycoprotein Oligosaccharides", is intended for scientists with little
experience in carbohydrate analysis.
Course 2 (August 14 - 18, 1995), "Structural Analysis of
Oligosaccharides", is intended for scientists with some experience with
glycoconjugates or for those who have completed the first course, and will
focus on techniques of composition and linkage analysis.
Experience with basic biochemical techniques is a prerequisite for
participation in the courses 1 and 2.
Course 3 (July 31 - August 4, 1995) "MS and MS/MS Analysis of
Glycoconjugates" is intended for scientists with an interest in MS and
some experience with glycoconjugates. Experience with MS is beneficial
but is not required.
Course 4 (September 11 - 15, 1995) "NMR of Carbohydrates" will focus on 1H
and 13C, one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy as applied to
carbohydrates. Some basic skills in operating an NMR spectrometer are
All courses will consist of hands-on laboratory work, demonstrations and
lectures; a laboratory manual including selected analytical techniques and
references will be provided. Each course is limited to 10 participants.
The cost of registration per course is $500 for individuals from
non-profit institutions, $1,100 for others. Registration includes lunch
but not lodging and travel expenses.
The courses are supported jointly by the Department of Energy Plant and
Microbial Carbohydrate Center, and the NIH Biomedical Carbohydrate
Resource Center of the CCRC. For further information or to apply for the
courses contact: Dr. Roberta K. Merkle, Complex Carbohydrate Research
Center, 220 Riverbend Road, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
30602-4712. Phone: 706-542-4402. Facsimile: 706-542-4412. E-Mail:
RMERKLE at UGA.CC.UGA.EDU.