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  • Carbohydrates are one of the most abundantly available materials on earth and they are also a source of energy. Glycomaterials are foundational to any biological system, providing basic cell Structure, as well as the means to communicate, adapt to environmental changes and replicate.
  • In our daily routine, paper products are most widely used glycomaterials and one finds Carbohydrate materials in almost everything we taste and touch.
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  • Polysaccharides are versatile biopolymers which are an essential part of human diet and nutrition. They are extracted from plants and other living organisms which possess biologiclly and pharmacologically active properties.
  • Detailed understanding of the polysaccharide synthesis, structure, solvation effects, toxicity, structure-property relationships can aid us in tailoring the polysaccharides for specific applications
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Modeling and Simulation

  • Computational studies can predict the conformations, thermodynamics, hydrogen bonding and phase behavior. Theoretical charecterization of carbohydrates is critical in establishing structure-property relationships.
  • Advanced computational approaches like machine learning algorithms in the study of glycans can guide us in design approaches to use them in industrially and academically relavant applications.
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  • Physical and chemical properties, structural data available on glycomaterials can play a major role in the discovery of new hydrid materials which are eco-friendly and are potentially applied in medicine, catalysis, lubricants and bio-fuels.
  • Browse through the ongoing and completed projects in GlycoMIP. Only registered users can create a new project and the project will be available online only after admin approval. Please provide all the details required while creating a project.
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