About Analytical Services and Training

Analytical Services and Training at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) provides services in isolation and structural elucidation, and validation of polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids to university, government, and industrial laboratories world-wide.

Based at CCRC, home to three federally funded centers for carbohydrate research, we are committed to facilitating glycobiology and glycoscience research and training. The CCRC Analytical Services team has the expertise and experience to tackle the most challenging projects in the analysis of your glycoconjugates. We offer in-depth full structural characterization of samples derived from plant, animal, or bacteria or produced through cell culture.

We offer a confidential service, and although we are not GLP-certified, we are committed to follow the GLP and GMP regulation and ICH guidelines. We also develop and perform method validations. The CCRC is willing to sign confidential disclosure agreements with companies and universities upon request.

The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) is a federally funded center that provides carbohydrate analytical services and training to the scientific community in addition to conducting glycoscience research.

The CCRC was founded at the University of Georgia in September 1985 to answer the national need for a center devoted to increasing knowledge of the structures and functions of complex carbohydrates. Evidence was rapidly growing of the key roles these molecules play in a broad range of biological recognition and regulatory phenomena — cellular communication, gene expression, immunology, organism defense mechanisms, growth and development. As this area of research had been a relatively under-funded and under-staffed endeavor in the United States, it was essential to direct more research attention and investment toward elucidating the chemical structures and biological functions of the oligo- and polysaccharides involved in these processes, to train more glycoscientists, and to bring together the multidisciplinary expertise and the expensive instrumentation required to serve the scientific community.

Today the CCRC is home to three federally designated centers for carbohydrate research: the Department of Energy (DOE)-funded Center for Plant and Microbial Complex Carbohydrates, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ NCRR Research Resource for Integrated Glycotechnology and the NIH/NCRR Integrated Technology Resource for Biomedical Glycomics.

Each year, CCRC Analytical Services and Training provides specialized carbohydrate analyses to over 100 clients in academia, government and industry. It trains undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral research associates, and visiting scientists from the United States and around the world in the principles, methods, and analytical techniques used to study complex carbohydrates. Glycobiology courses are offered every summer for scientists in academic, governmental, or industrial laboratories.

News and Events

25th Annual Glycoconjugate Symposium

Dr. Parastoo Azadi attended the 25th International Glycoconjugate Symposium, August 25, 2019 in Milan, Italy where she presented a talk on human milk oligosaccharide analysis. Analytical Services was represented in a Glycobooth at the meeting.  Read more →

2019 CURO Symposium, April 8-9, 2019

The Analytical Services lab from the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center was represented at the University of Georgia’s CURO Symposium held April 8-9, 2019 at the Civic Center in downtown Athens. Undergraduates, Kathryn Odine Lockwood and Arjuna Karikaran presented posters and are shown here with Dr.... Read more →