The CCRC has been home to several internationally renowned centers that are national resources for studies of complex carbohydrates from plants, microbes, and animals.
Federally funded Centers and Resources currently at the CCRC:
- DOE Center for Plant and Microbial Complex Carbohydrates
This Department of Energy-funded Center is devoted to developing methods for the investigation of the structure, biosynthesis, and function of rhamnogalacturonan-I, a highly complex and economically important plant polysaccharide.
- GlycoMIP, an NSF Materials Innovation Platform
- The Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI)
The CBI vision is to accelerate domestication of bioenergy-relevant plants and microbes to enable high-impact, value-added, co-product development at multiple points in the bioenergy supply chain.
- Network for Advanced NMR ( NAN )
NAN links the Universities of Georgia, Connecticut, and Wisconsin to make applications of high-field NMR instrumentation easier and more productive for biomedicine, materials science, and chemistry. It includes:
• 1.1 GHz NMR spectrometer for solution-state at the CCRC, UGA, Athens, GA
• 1.1 GHz NMR spectrometer for solid-state in Madison, WI
• Online portal based in UConn for resource discovery, scheduling and remote access to spectrometers, data management and secure archive, and knowledgebases with vetted protocols, pulse sequences, and processing workflows for NMR applications.
These internationally renowned centers are national resources for studies of complex carbohydrates from plants, microbes, and animals. In addition the CCRC is also home to the following major funding initiative:
A tool to probe the interatomic interactions responsible for oligosaccharide and glycoprotein dynamics