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Functional Glycobiology


Functional Glycobiology Program

Glycans are complex sugar structures that have many crucial roles in biology. The Functional Glycobiology Program (FGP) focuses on discovering and characterizing glycan-containing compounds in foods that have important biological functions. Current FGP research projects focus on the structures and functions of free glycans as well as glyco-conjugates (glycoproteins and glycolipids) in the infant intestine and how they support the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria as well as eliminate pathogens.  Watch a video of researcher David Mills at the 2009 Sackler Symposium explaining the Infant Microbiome project in greater detail. 

Current Projects


CAES Webnews
IMGC Conference Day 3
Dec 12, 2013

The final day of the 10th annual International Milk Genomics Consortium symposium addressed the topics of analytics and milk-inspired therapeutics.

CAES Webnews
IMGC Conference Day 2
Dec 11, 2013

The 10th annual International Milk Genomics Consortium convened at UC Davis for a second day and brought together scientists from across the physical, chemical, biological and computational sciences.

CAES Webnews
Dr. David Sela Accepts Faculty Position at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Aug 09, 2013

The Foods for Health Institute congratulates Dr. David Sela on his appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.