The primary mission of the ABRF GlycoProtein Research Group (gPRG) is to educate the scientific community on the best techniques/strategies currently available to characterize glycoproteins.
This education will be performed by offering workshops (or potentially a course) at the annual ABRF conferences so that researchers can learn the techniques currently used. The information/protocols provided during these workshops willbe complemented by having annual studies on various aspects of glycoprotein characterization that would allow individual labs to determine their competence while identifying the current “best approaches”. This research group plans to cover issues including, glycan structure determination, glycosylation site identification, and site specific glycan characterization, and will cover both N- and O-linked glycosylation. Each of these issues would be ideal for study topics. The overriding theme of this research group is to fill the current void in expertise when it comes to the characterization of the glycan portion of glycoproteins.
|Dr. Wolfgang M Egge-Jacobsen||University of Oslo, IMBV||Member: 02/09 - 09/11|
|Mr Rodney Keck||Genentech, Inc.||Member: 01/09 - 10/10|
|Ron Orlando||CCRC/UGA||Chair: 07/08 - 09/11|
|Prof. Joseph Zaia||Boston University||Member: 09/08 - 09/11|