Development of an international glycan structure repository and integrated glycan database


  • Completed
  • Database Integration Coordination Program (DICP)
  • Projects funded in FY 2014

Name and affiliation of Research Director


Principal Research Manager, Biotechnology Research Institute for Drug Discovery, Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Outline of R&D

This project aims at integrating the glycosciences with other related life science fields by utilizing Semantic Web technologies, which are the common foundation among life science databases. In particular, we will develop an international glycan structure repository, along with a standard glycan structure representation for all glycans. In parallel, by developing glycan-related databases and standardizing their data, we aim to establish higher levels of integration with other fields.

Main database(s) subject to research and development

Period of research and development

April 2014 to March 2017

DocumentsOnly in Japanese

Presentation documents


EvaluationOnly in Japanese

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