Centre for Glycoscience Research and Training

Glycoscience is a complex field that was long relegated to the fringes of biology. Its emergence from this position in the last twenty years, and particularly recently because of the pivotal role glycans play in the SARS-CoV-2 infection process, has dramatically increased its profile and established an absolute requirement for fundamental research and training in carbohydrate science. The Keele Centre for Glycoscience Research and Training will support tackling this requirement, bringing together unique, diverse, and highly complementary expertise from across the glycoscience academic staff at Keele. The Centre drives ambitious, fundamental, and collaborative research alongside training the future generations of glycoscientists. It provides the core research tools and capabilities necessary to support understanding and deconvolution of the most complex and yet most under-explored class of biological macromolecules found in nature.