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Welcome to GlyGen Wiki,
The MediaWiki for the GlyGen project. This wiki system provides complementary information to the GlyGen portal and is divided into the following main sections: Help for the GlyGen portal, Help for the GlyGen data repository, Help for the GlyGen web service API, Help for the GlyGen triplestore, Frequently Asked Questions and scientific articles.

GlyGen Webinar Series

The GlyGen project organizes public webinars on diverse topics, ranging from bioinformatics databases to new glycomics analysis techniques producing interesting data. Recordings of the talks are released on the GlyGen YouTube channel.

GlyGen Internships

The GlyGen project offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students in bioinformatics and in biology/biochemistry. These internships expose students to a wide variety of new concepts in bioinformatics and in biology/biochemistry while working on tasks and projects. The internship enable interns to develop their soft-skills and prepares them for the next stage of their career.

GlyGen Portal

The GlyGen portal is the web interface allowing browser based access to the GlyGen data. The portal supports searching for glycans and proteins, display of detailed glycan data and protein data as well as export features to save the data to the local system. The portal also provides access to the other resources of the GlyGen project and digital resources such as posters, presentations and videos.

GlyGen Data Repository

GlyGen uses unique processing and integration workflow to retrieve and extract data from various resources. After standardization and harmonization, the high-quality datasets are created. The process of dataset creation is fully documented in BioCompute Objects.These datasets are further processed to create JSON objects and RDF triples that populate MongoDB docstore and Virtuoso triplestore backend databases respectively. The docstore is used by various GlyGen web services while the triplestore is accessed through the GlyGen SPARQL endpoint.

Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ section contains a list of questions asked by users regarding using the portal, API and SPARQL endpoint as well as questions related to the data, data integration and quality control.

GlyGen Web Service API

The GlyGen APIs allow programmatic access of the GlyGen data objects for glycans, proteins, and glycoproteins in the MongoDB docstore. The GlyGen APIs have been documented using the Swagger framework ( Some of these web services are generic and provide searching, listing and detailed record access functionalities for GlyGen data objects, while others are custom designed to respond to specific biological questions or use cases collected from the user community.

GlyGen Triplestore

The GlyGen knowledgebase uses a Virtuoso triplestore to store GlyGen triples data. The triplestore can be accessed through the GlyGen SPARQL endpoint.

Glycan Structure Dictionary

The Glycan Structure Dictionary has been developed as a reference dictionary to provide a standardized list of widely used glycan terms that can help in the curation and mapping of glycan structures described in publications.

External links

Glycan search
Protein search
Glycoprotein search
Quick search
  • Quick search — You can search by glycan, protein, species, and disease.
Try Me
  • Try me — To perform search select one of the frequently asked questions.
List pages
Detail pages