Welcome to the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) at the University of Georgia.

The CCRC occupies an ~140,000 sq.ft. building specifically designed for the interdisciplinary and equipment-intensive nature of carbohydrate science. The Center is organized to optimize cooperation and collaboration among disciplines (biomedical glycoscience, plant and microbial glycoscience, synthetic and analytical chemistry), and to provide analytical services and training, both within the CCRC and to university, government, and industrial laboratories world-wide. Our faculty have research programs that span multiple research domains, which provides our students with a breadth of opportunities in their professional training and research.





The 2024 GGS will be held at the CCRC in Athens, GA over two days, Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Opportunities for poster presentations and for brief talks selected from among the poster abstracts will be available .

Additional information, as well as instructions for registration and abstract submission, can be found at the GGS Symposium website.




GlycoNMR Summit – Dec. 5-7, 2023

Link to register:




Congratulations to graduate student Bibi Zhou, who was awarded the 2023 Dr. Joy Porter Williams Fellowship in Microbiology

Bibi Zhou is part of Dr. Christine Szymanski’s research team. To learn more about Zhou’s research, go to “Bacterial chemotaxis in human diseases” in Trends in Microbiology


Upcoming Seminars

Feb 5"Origin, heterogeneity, and function of pancreatic cancer associated fibroblasts"10:00amLu Han CCRC Auditorium
Feb 7"Metabolic dysfunction and altered glycosylation converge to drive pathology in CDG"12:30pmHeather Flanagan-SteetCCRC Auditorium
Feb 8"Targeting novel DNA repair mechanisms to improve tumor response to topoisomerase inhibitors"10:00amYilun SunCCRC Auditorium
Feb 12"The fates of cells: mitochondrial stress dictates the outcome"10:00amChi WeindelCCRC Auditorium
Feb 21"Arabidopsis thaliana RHAMNOSE 1 condensate formation drives UDP-rhamnose synthesis"12:30pmSterling FieldCCRC Auditorium
Mar 6"Molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (MINPS) as highly selective artificial receptors and enzymes"12:30pmYan ZhaoCCRC Auditorium
Mar 7"Decoding the intestinal epithelium injury, regeneration, and malnutrition"10:00amYi WangCCRC Auditorium
Mar 15"Toward improved understanding and intervention in classic galactosemia"4:00pmJudith Fridovich-KeilCCRC Auditorium
Mar 27TBD12:30pmPhilip GordtsCCRC Auditorium
Apr 3TBD12:30pmFranklin LeachCCRC Auditorium
Apr 17TBD12:30pmFikri AvciCCRC Auditorium
May 1-May 2GEORGIA GLYCOSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 2024Each Day (details soon)Multiple SpeakersCCRC Auditorium