Development of complex materials, conjugates based on biomolecules of living organism origin and analogues to develope biomaterials with emphasis on surface functionalisation, manufacturing of 3D structured materials and using modern technology as 3D printing, laser lithography, bio-inks (for e.g. tissue engineering).
The Institute IBioSys is based on the amalgamation of basic research (Chemistry) and applied research (Technology) of Biobased Systems such as bioconjugates containing bioactive carbohydrate moieties, with the main goal embedding the interdisciplinary research field in combination with knowledge and technology transfer to teaching and research, industry and society on the local, regional and international level. It is a HUB of innovation for Chemistry and Technology of biobased Systems in accordance with the Fields of Expertise of Graz Technical University, most importantly Advanced Material Science and Human Biotechnology as well as with the regional cooperation NAWI Graz (University Graz) and BioTechMed (Medicinal University Graz).
Glycogroup has been established in 1989. Over the years, we have been interested and engaged in a variety of projects involving the synthesis and biological evaluation of glycomimetics including iminosugars, carbasugars, C-glycosyl type glycoconjugates as well as various types of diagnostic compounds and probes.
Since 2005, we have successfully fostered and managed Glycogroup as a joined venture taking advantage of the synergism of our individual scientific interests and our passion for glycoscience.
Glycogroup is dedicated to high quality research in timely areas of glycosciences. Target-oriented synthetic approaches are driven by our curiosity for the biochemical activities of our glycomimetics. Nonetheless, several projects have also contributed to organic and carbohydrate methodology and mechanistic considerations.
In 2020, Glycogroup has joined the new institute for Chemistry and Technology of Biobased Systems and a newly established chair for ‘Glycochemistry’ was implemented to intensify and foster research and teaching in this significant and fast-growing field of science.
Our international collaborations include a long list of preeminent scientists in their areas who have kindly been adding their expertise to our projects.
Institut für Chemie und Technologie Biobasierter Systeme
MDPI Polysaccharides | A novel, international, open access, peer reviewed journal covering all aspects of the science of polysaccharides and their derivatives, and is published quarterly online.
MDPI "Functionalization of Polymer Materials for Medical Applications Using Aminopolysaccharide-Based Nanostructures" | A special issue of Polymers, dedicated to compile original and cutting-edge research works in the field of synthesis, and the characterization of aminopolysaccharide-based nanomaterials and their application as functional coatings for medical materials.