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"The sugar code. Fundamentals of Glycosciences" are close to 1000 copies sold!

The book titled "The sugar code. Fundamentals of Glycosciences"  are close to get the magic number of 1000 copies sold. This scientific book dedicated to glycobiology was edited by the senior researcher of GLYCOPHARM Prof. Hans-Joaquim Gabius and many other researchers from our consortium also contributed to this book came true: Jesús Jiménez-Barbero, Jürgen Kopitz, Margarita Menéndez, Stefan Oscarson, Antonio Romero, and Dolores Solís.

The book is a  reader friendly overview of the structure and functional relevance of natural glycosylation and its cognate proteins (lectins), this book is also one of the few books to cover their role in health and disease. 

Some book reviews said the following: 

  • Decipher the Building Blocks of Life with ‘The Sugar Code': "The view that glycans are more complex and difficult to study than proteins and nucleic acids is no longer true. ‘The Sugar Code’ teaches us they are sweet and easy." (Rocco Ungaro - University of Parma).  
  • An essential scientific resource: "This is a terrifically useful book that spans an enormous range of sugar-related topics in 30 relatively brief but authoritative chapters...One hopes for future editions with some additional topics treated in the same accessible fashion." (Stuart A. Newman - New York Medical College in Valhalla) 
  • “In summary, this ambitious book is a must-have for every library collection on carbohydrates and a great resource for chemistry and biology students curious for an entry into the rapidly growing area of glycosciences. The decoding process has just begun.” (ChemBioChem). 
  • “Because of the diverse nature of this subject, this important and topical text belongs in the library of everyone working in the interdisciplinary field of glycosciences.” (Chemie in Labor und Biotechnik)


The countdown has begun and the magic number of 1000 copies sold are approaching, congratulations to Prof. Gabius and all contributors!