IBCarb : A network of Glycoscientists in the UK

IBCarb is a network of glycoscientists which is one of 13 Networks in Industrial Bioetchnology and Bioenergy which have been funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

BBSRC is the lead funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences at universities and institutes throughout the UK.
IBCarb network will run for 5 years with the following activities and targets against which success can be measured
- Generate an interdisciplinary community of Glycoscientists at all stages of their careers. The network will aim for a membership of academic partners, business and public body partners and partners from social, environmental and policy groups.
-Establish the UK as an internationally recognised partner of choice for investment in Glycobiotechnology.
- Develop genomic, systems and synthetic biology tools for the Glycosciences ..
- Establish and refine the key challenges in Glycosciences
- Engage with stakeholders from industry, academia, public bodies and society at large.
- IBCarb should lead to and expanded grant portfolio in the glycosciences, with the aim to secure additional funding.
- Interaction with other complementary IBBE networks (e.g. in Bioprocessing, Plant Science, Biocatalysis).
- Shape UK and EU policy. We will establish a Roadmap for Glycoscience in the UK and Europe for the next 10 years.
IBCarb is led by Prof. Sabine Flitsch (University of Manchester) and Prof. Rob Field (John Innes Center).