The CCRC is organized to foster cooperation and collaboration among disciplines (biomedical, plant and microbial glycosciences, chemical synthesis and analytical chemistry) both within the CCRC and with scientists world-wide and to provide analytical services and training.

The CCRC occupies a 140,000 sq. ft. building designed specifically for the interdisciplinary and equipment-intensive nature of modern-day glycosciences:

  • 32 1,200 sq. ft. research laboratories with state-of-the art equipment
  • Specialized labs for synthetic chemistry and for plant and animal cell culture
  • An NMR spectroscopy center
  • A computer center
  • A glycomics facility
  • An analytical services laboratory and a 1,600 sq. ft. teaching laboratory
  • A 4,000-sq. ft. greenhouse
  • A 260-seat auditorium

The CCRC NMR facility has a 300, a 500 and four 600-MHz high-field NMR spectrometers equipped for biomolecular studies of liquids and solids. The CCRC houses the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA)-University of Georgia 800-MHz NMR spectrometer, which is a regional resource for high-field NMR studies of biological macromolecules and a NIH/GRA-funded 900-MHz spectrometer.

Our Research groups and Analytical Services laboratory have many state-of the art mass spectrometers including:

  • Agilent and Shimadzu GC-MSs with electron impact and chemical ionization sources
  • Applied Biosystems 4000QTrap
  • Bruker, ABISciex and Applied Biosystems MALDI-TOF and MALDI-TOF-TOF
  • Bruker 7 tesla FTICR-MS
  • Micromass Q-TOF 2
  • Quantum Pyrolysis, Extrel Molecular-Beam-MS
  • Shimadzu Nexera LCMS IT-TOF
  • Thermo LCQ Advantage, Thermo LTQ, Thermo LTQ-XL, Thermo LTQ-FT, Thermo Orbi-LTQ Discovery, Thermo Orbi-LTQ-XL, Thermo Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid, Thermo Velos-Orbitrap-Elite, Thermo Orbitrap Eclipse Tribrid
  • Waters Synapse Q-TOF Ion Mobility

The Computational Laboratory at the CCRC is equipped with:

  • 15 multi-core CPU nodes, with 64, 128 or 256 GB of RAM
  • 12 GPU nodes with 48 GPUs (m2070 and Titan Black)
  • Firewalled gigabit network infrastructure
  • 54 TB of centralized storage
  • 20 development and data analysis workstations with high-end graphics and 12 multi-threaded CPU cores
  • 3TB of off-site backup, 60plus TB of on-site backup; 12plus TB for data archives mirrored locally and off-site
  • Flexible, robust software infrastructure for development and testing
  • Access to the AMBER molecular modeling suite and many other software packages