Carolyn Bertozzi (UC Berkeley) Part 1: Chemical Glycobiology

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26 thoughts on “Carolyn Bertozzi (UC Berkeley) Part 1: Chemical Glycobiology

  1. Well what can i say, i had to pause the video just to say this is a great video and thank very much for sharing it with me and the world.Carolyn you have done a great job explaining this in such detail.Thank You
    p.s keep up the good work.

  2. I have been reading and studying about glycoproteins and lipids etc. for over a decade, and although I'm not a doctor or a biochemist, I have come to a realization that glycobiology is going to be the wave of the future. I found a quote by Dr. Gerald Hart, and paraphrased it says that we won't understand any part of human biochemical interaction until we understand glycobiology. MIT said in their Feb 2003 Journal that this would change the world.

    Thank-you for sharing your passion.

  3. Now for a few questions: It sounds like sugars are part of the cause of disease and that scientists "need" to find a way of turning that around. From what I'm understanding, though, is that the these sugars are also the means with which the cells battle disease. If this is the case, why are people more prone to disease than in centuries past? Is it because the sugars aren't working properly? Why aren't they working properly?

  4. And to finish off the questions: Is it because we have too few of them to do a proper job supporting our immune system? If that's the case, what's the reason? We have been told that we are what we eat; so if that is true, then are we short on these sugars and if so, why are we short? Foods no longer have satisfactorily adequate nutrition, so instead of looking for synthetic solutions, why not look to add adequate amounts of these sugars if they're so important?

  5. I've always wondered how sugar was absorbed into the body. Now I know. Thanks Carolyn, you explained it so well.

  6. This is a very clear explanation of some complicated process. Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work!

  7. Thanks for the lecture!

    For people watching the lectures who may not know this, Dr. Bertozzi is one of the most respected chemical glycobiologists in the world. She developed many innovative ways of detecting the behavior and synthesis of glycans in living cells. Her methods are widely used now.

  8. I've gotten through 19.5 minutes of this and am wondering, unless you are a post grad student in biochemistry, what anybody is getting from this. Is there any actual useful information here to improve my health? I'll keep listening if there is but I don't find the information useful to me at this point. Granted, she is well versed and explains things well (except for the fact that I have no place in my brain to store this info.) help!

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