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Glyco-Skills Development Core

Lung Inflammatory Disease Program of Excellence in Glycoscience (LIDPEG) Training Core will ensure site specific (CCRC, JHU-SOM, TSRI) learning for PEG fellows at each site and training modules will be available to other PEG sites electronically.

Glycosciences Skills Development is a key component of the Lung Inflammatory Disease Program of Excellence in Glycoscience (LID-PEG). Building an ongoing infrastructure capable of applying glycosciences to discovery and therapeutic development requires the training of the next generation of leaders in the field. Skills Development Training consists of three components:
 
Site-specific didactic training in glycobiology – Trainees enroll in site-specific courses including: "Essentials of Glycobiology" (at UCSD for trainees at Scripps); "Advanced Topics in Glycobiology" (at University of Georgia for trainees at the CCRC); and “Introduction to Glycobiology” at Johns Hopkins.
 
Annual Skills Development Retreats – Each year LID-PEG trainees travel to one of the three Program sites (in rotation) for hands-on training. This provides specialized experiences in glycan purification, analysis, chemistry and function. In addition, it provides opportunities for trainees to network with glycoscientists at three of the major glycobiology centers in the US.
 
Enrichment and networking opportunities – Each site provides expanded opportunities for informal glycoscience training through specialized glycobiology seminar series and local or regional glycobiology interest groups. In addition, trainees attend the annual Society for Glycobiology meeting, the Glycobiology Gordon Conference, or other international or specialized meetings in the glycosciences.

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