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.