Welcome to the newly introduced Institute for Glycomics blog

GlycoBuzz is the Institute for Glycomics' educational blog, where our researchers and support staff cover interesting topics from their areas of research, or activity related to our industry, using language that's easy for the general public to understand.

A vast range of topics, both broad and well-defined, are covered by our bloggers, providing useful information and answers to those questions you've probably always wanted to ask but never had the opportunity.

We hope you enjoy the content!

Latest GlycoBuzz releases

PC Facilities blog

Physical Containment Facilities

What are Physical Containment Facilities and why do we need them? What is the difference between a PC2 and PC3 Facility?  What is PPE?  What are high risk pathogen groups? We answer all these questions and more.

Author: Dr Carie-Anne Logue

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Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV)

Human Metapneumovirus (prononouced meta-new-mo-virus), or hMPV in short, is the topic of focus in this blog. But what exactly is hMPV, who is more at risk of severe illness, and how is the Institute’s research combatting this particular pathogen?

Author: Annelies Van Den Bergh

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With the introduction of the newly developed COVID-19 vaccines around the world, and their impending roll-out in Australia in early 2021, we felt it timely to deep-dive into the very interesting, and much debated, topic of vaccines.

Authors: Dr Danielle Stanisic and Dr Reshma Nevagi

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NMR blog

Using NMR Spectroscopy to fight diseases

In this blog, Institute research leader Associate Professor Thomas Haselhorst explores the subject of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy; what it is, how it works, and why it’s important in our fight against cancer and infectious diseases.

Authors: Associate Professor Thomas Haselhorst

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