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Within the PhD4glycodrug Consortium, the Glycopedia Initiative is hosted at the Department of Molecular Pharmacochemistry (DPM) a joint research unit between the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and University Grenoble Alpes, located in Grenoble, France. The Mixed Research Unit (UMR) label gives right to employ researchers, engineers, technicians and administrative staff from the CNRS, as well as access to funds and to numerous other resources at the disposal of the CNRS in the field of international cooperation, temporary "no teaching" positions, documentary resources, etc. A UMR may host Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows financially supported by the CNRS. The DPM is located on the campus of Saint-Martin d’Hères of the Université Grenoble Alpes  .It is composed of about 40 people including 17 teacher-researchers, 4 CNRS researchers and 10 technicians and administrative staff. The unit carries research in the fields of medicinal
chemistry and physical chemistry.

The Glycopedia initiative has pinned the dissemination of scientific information in the field of glycoscience through the production of “virtual” or “e-chapter” selected on important topics in the area at large, taking advantage of the subject linking capability of information technology. The Glycopedia series focus on carbohydrate-based topics with the intention of promoting the field and providing material for educational usages. With about 4,000 visits per month, this site,( glycopedia.eu) serves its purposes in addressing high standard scientific text to a large community worldwide.

Serge Perez

Serge Perez was born in Perigueux, France, and graduated, in crystallography, from the University of Bordeaux, France. He then spent one year at the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon, Eugene, USA and subsequently three years at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Montreal, Canada. He returned to France upon accepting a permanent position as a Junior Scientist of the Centre National de le Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolecules Végétales (CERMAV), Grenoble, and he spent a sabbatical year working for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, USA. Later on, he moved on to Nantes, France, at the Institut de la Recherche Agronomique, where he was awarded a position as Senior Research Scientist to start a research group in Molecular Engineering. In January 1996 he moved back to Grenoble to become Chairman of the CERMAV and hold this position for 11 years. He left this position to the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility to take up the position of Scientific Director in charge of the Life Sciences, Chemistry and X-ray Imaging programs. After completing his term, he returned to the CERMAV in 2012. Since January 2014 he is a staff member of the Department of Molecular Pharmacochemistry, a joint research unit between CNRS and University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. His research interests span across the whole area of structural and conformational analysis of oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, glycoconjugates, and protein-carbohydrate interactions in solution and in the solid state. This includes interests in computational chemistry and molecular modeling, crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, along with the structure-function and structure-properties relationship. He is the author of about 300 publications in the field of structural glycosciences.