NIBRT Database Collection

the beauty of a glycan is not the sugars that go into it, but the way those sugars are put together

Welcome to the GlycoBase 3.2.4 suite of databases

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NIBRT provides a range of contract glycan assessment analytical services to a diverse client base. These services are based on NIBRT's proprietary high-throughput HPLC based glycan analysis technology. Some of the key features of NIBRT's analytical services are:

  • High degree of sensitivity (LOD 2 femtomoles of sugar; 1% of glycan pool).
  • High-throughput method based on 96 well format.
  • Orthogonal verification using Mass Spec.
  • Cost effective and efficient management of client's requirements.

For further information on these services please contact us at

Recent publications by the group can be found here.

  • High-throughput glycome analysis is set to join high-throughput genomics. Rudd PM, Rudan I, Wright AF. J Proteome Res. 2009 Mar;8(3):1105.
  • Variability, heritability and environmental determinants of human plasma N-glycome. Knezevic A., et al., J Proteome Res. 2009 Feb;8(2):694-701.
  • The Impact of Glycosylation on the Biological Function and Structure of Human Immunoglobulins. Arnold, J.N., et al. (2007) Annu Rev Immunol, 25 21-50
  • Glycobiology and Medicine. Rudd, P.M. and R.A. Dwek (2006) The Biochemist, 28 3, 18-21
  • Glycobiology - discovery, diagnostics and drugs, in Glycobiology, C. Sansom and O. Markman, Editors. 2007, Scion publishing Limited. p. 8 - 11.
  • A spoonful of sugar. Nature Vol 457 29 January 2009, Technology Feature Glycobiology.
  • Commercial interest grows in glycan analysis. Sheridan, C. (2007) Nat Biotechnol, 25 2, 145-6
  • Biologic Drugs - Understanding their Complexity Chemical and Engineering News
  • Advances in the Analysis of Glycans for the Characterization of Biopharmaceuticals Genetic Engineering and Biotech News
  • Separation-based Glycoprofiling Approaches using Fluorescent Labels. P.J. Domann, A.C. Pardos-Pardos, D.L. Fernandes, D.I. Spencer, C.M. Radcliffe, L. Royle, R.A. Dwek, P.M. Rudd (2007) Proteomics, 7 Suppl 1, 70-76.
  • HPLC-based analysis of serum N-glycans on a 96-well plate platform with dedicated database software Royle, L., et al. (2008) Anal Biochem, 376 1, 1-12




The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is located in Dublin, Ireland with a mandate to support the development of the bioprocessing industry by:

  • Training highly skilled personnel for the bioprocessing industry.
  • Conducting world-class research in key areas of bioprocessing.
  • Providing flexible, multi-purpose bioprocessing research and training facilities.
For further information please refer to our website at or contact us by email.

Glycobiology Resources

  • GlycoBioM Project Webpage: The GlycoBioM project sponsors the development of GlycoBase under the EU FP7 Framework.
  • UniCarb-DB: LC-MS Glycan Data
  • MIRAGE: Minimum Information Required for A Glycomics Experiment.
  • GlycosuiteDB: The GlycoSuite database (GlycoSuiteDB) is an annotated and curated relational database of glycan structures from glycoproteins.
  • EUROCarbDB: An experimental and structural database.
  • GlycoMod: A tool for calculating the composition of glycans from MS data.
  • SugarBind: A database of pathogen-glycan interactions.
  • GLYCAM: An environment for exploring 3-D glycan and glycoprotein structures.
  • RINGS: A web resource providing algorithmic and data mining tools.
  • MonosaccharideDB: MonosaccharideDB is a comprehensive resource of monosaccharide data and information.
  • GlycomeDB: A portal for querying across the digital world of carbohydrate sequences.
  • UniCarb-KB: UniCarb-KB builds on the efforts of GlycoSuiteDB to provide curated glycan structures from glycoproteins.
  • EuroCarb on Google CodeOpen Source code of the EuroCarb project - a useful source of glycan bioinformatics tools.

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