The general aim of this course is to provide an easy-to-understand, succinct, and current overview of the fundamental facts, concepts, and methods in Glycosciences. It aims to encourage research in Glycosciences, by revealing the complex involvement of glycans in distinct human-related physiological and pathological conditions.
Successful learners will be able to:
Design and development of projects in the areas of Glycosciences and its application in health. Design methodologies / technologies to develop or analyze glycans.
Research institutions in the area of Glycosciences and in broader areas such as Chemistry, Biology and Biomedicine.
Higher education and research institutions.
Pharmaceutical and food industry.
The following modules are included:
Module 1 - Carbohydrate Structure and Nomenclature
Module 2 - Biosynthesis, Metabolism of Carbohydrates
Module 3 - Glycan-binding Proteins
Module 4 - Glycans in Human Physiological Mechanisms
Module 5 - Glycans in Human Pathology
5.2 Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation
Module 6 - Methods in Glycosciences
Module 7 - Applications of Glycosciences
Module 8 - Glycochemistry in Medicine
Module 9 - Biosynthesis of disease related carbohydrate antigens
Module 10- Glycomics
Módulo 9 - Biossíntese de antigénios de hidratos de carbono relacionados com doença
Módulo 10- Glicómica
1st stage: from 31 July 2019 up to six months
2nd stage: from 30 September 2019 up to six months
1st stage: 21 July 2019
2nd stage: 15 September 2019
The course is aimed at graduates or doctorates students in the fields of biology and / or chemistry and / or (bio) medicine. The course also welcomes health professionals and teachers.
Admission: Minimum required is the first degree and a letter of motivation.
CV and motivation letter.
The Department of Life Sciences (Departamento de Ciências da Vida - DCV) focuses its activity on teaching and research in fundamental Biology relevant for application in Biotechnology and Biomedicine.
DCV is responsibel for BSc's Courses - Licenciatura em Biologia Celular e Molecular (1st Cycle), MSc's - Mestrado em Genética molecular e Biomedicina (2nd Cycle) and PhD Program in Biology and PhD Program in Biotechnology (Co-coordination with DQ/FCT/UNL), while collaborating in several other courses with NOVA.
DCV is organised in a single Scientific Section, grouping the scientific ares of Microbiology, Genetics and Cell Biology. Research at DCV is integrated into International and National collaborative efforts in the areas of Microbiology, Human and Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology and Cell Biology.More info