Head: Yuri A. Knirel ScD (Chem.) (e-mail: knirelioc.ac.ru, tel. +7(499) 137-6148)
The laboratory was organized in 1959 and had been headed by Full Memb. Acad. Sc. Prof. N.K. Kochetkov, until 1989. In 1989-2005, Laboratory was headed by Prof. V.N. Shibaev.
Research areas and main results
Chemical synthesis of biologically important carbohydrates and their derivatives (dendritic manno-oligosaccharides, sialo-oligosaccharides, lipochito-oligosaccharide nodulation factors, and carbohydrate conjugates with diverse physiologically active compounds).
Chemical synthesis of phosphorylated intermediates in the biosynthesis of complex carbohydrates (polyprenyl phosphate and glycosyl phosphate derivatives and analogs) and studies on the biosynthesis of glycoproteins and bacterial polysaccharides.
Structural elucidation of complex carbohydrates of the diverse origin: bacterial polysaccharides and lipopolysaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids.