About the 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.

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 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. It is our ambition to grasp this potential by joining forces of internationally recognised research groups from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science (FNWI).

Currently, ten different groups are working within the Radboud Consortium for Glycoscience including technicians, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors. 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.