Synthesis in lab
Synthesis in lab

Radboud Consortium for Glycoscience

Collaboration between different research groups in the field of glycobiology.

The Radboud Consortium for Glycoscience is a collaboration between different research groups of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science to engage in the field of glycobiology.

Glycoscience research interests


After the genome and the proteome, the modification of proteins with glycans (the glycome) represents a new challenge and a new perspective for understanding human biology and diseases. This field of science, called Glycoscience, is a unique field of research that is often neglected despite its tremendous impact on biological processes. Glycans are the most common biomolecules, are expressed in all organisms and play a central role in biology. Analysing and understanding the glycome will have a major impact on every aspect of life sciences, from developmental biology to new forms of personalised diagnostics and therapy. Our research interests range from fundamental questions to new technologies with clinical applications. 

Goal & ambition

Our main goals include increasing expertise in the field of glycoscience by creating a unique infrastructure in order to enhance knowledge and technology transfer. To create awareness, we will set up teaching programs and support collaborations among the Radboudumc and Radboud University.

Dr. Thomas Boltje teaching in lab


The Radboud Consortium for Glycoscience offers different internships for students who want to work in the field of glycobiology. 
Positions in different research areas are possible. For more information, please contact the consortium coordinator, Rianne.vanOutersterp [at] (Dr. Rianne van Outersterp).


Since the Radboud Consortium for Glycoscience consists of different groups, a large number of research areas in the field of glycoscience are covered. Find relevant publications per research area below. 


We offer various technologies for the investigation of glycosylation. These technologies are made available to researchers within the RCG, but also for external collaborations. Please rcglyco [at] (contact us) if you would like to include these technologies in your research.

Logo Radboud Consortium for Glycoscience


The Radboud Consortium for Glycoscience was established in 2019 as a collaboration between different research groups of the Radboud University to engage in the field of glycobiology. Currently, ten different groups are working within the Radboud Consortium for Glycoscience including technicians, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors. The Consortium is coordinated by Rianne.vanOutersterp [at] (Dr. Rianne van Outersterp)

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