Research Tool: UniCarbKB

UniCarbKB

Lead Organisation: Macquarie University

UniCarbKB aims to promote the creation of an online information storage and search platform for glycomics and glycobiology research.

WHO IT’S FOR

  • glycomics researchers
  • ‘omics’ disciplines

WHAT IT DOES

  • an online information storage and search platform for glycomics and glycobiology research.
  • offers a freely accessible and information rich resource supported by querying interfaces, annotation technologies and the adoption of common standards to integrate structural, experimental and functional data.

“I truly believe these molecules are important in the way our bodies function and how they stop functioning,” Packer says. “As one of my post-docs has said to me, ‘It’s all about sugars. It always was and always will be.”

– Professor Nicolle Packer

 

UniCarbKB is an international effort led by Macquarie University in Australia and supported by Nectar, ANDS, STINT and SIB ExPASy

PrintNectar is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy to establish eResearch infrastructure in partnership with Australian research institutions, organisations and research communities. The University of Melbourne has been appointed as the Lead Agent.