Carbohydrate Laboratory Courses

Roberta K. Merkle rmerkle at uga.cc.uga.edu
Wed Mar 13 12:20:44 EST 1996

Techniques for Characterization of Complex Carbohydrates 
Laboratory Courses

Three courses will be offered at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
(CCRC) of the University of Georgia.  

Course 1 (June 10-14, 1996), "Separation and Characterization of
Glycoprotein Oligosaccharides", is intended for scientists with little
experience in carbohydrate analysis.  

Course 2 (June 17-21, 1996), "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.  

Course 3 (August 19-23, 1996)  "MS and MS/MS Analysis of Glycoconjugates"
is intended for scientists with an interest in mass spectrometry and some
experience with glycoconjugates.  Experience with MS is beneficial but is
not required.  

All courses will consist of hands-on laboratory work, demonstrations and
lectures; lab manual including selected analytical techniques and
references will be provided.  Each course is limited to 10 participants.
The cost of registration (including lunch) per course is $500 for
individuals from non-profit institutions, $1,100 for others.  Registration
does not include 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:

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