Welcome to Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG); a Danish National Research Center devoted to the study of diseases caused by defects in the biosynthesis and structure of complex carbohydrates.

Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG) was established in 2008 by Professor Henrik Clausen, and was appointed a Center of Excellence by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) in 2012. In 2017, DNRF granted funding for a second research period spanning from 2018-2021, which was extended to 2022. CCG is additionally supported by several other funding agencies such as the Lundbeck Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the European Research Council and the NEYE foundation.

CCG is part of Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Around 50 scientists, students and technicians are presently working at CCG. Additionally, the center hosts visiting researchers from Denmark and abroad at any given time.

Professor Hans Wandall explains the research scope of Copenhagen Center for Glycomics in this short video. (in Danish)


foto af henrik clausen

Director Henrik Clausen

Maersk Tower 7-10-21
Blegdamsvej 3B
2200 Copenhagen N

E-mail: hclau@sund.ku.dk
Telephone: (+45) 20 14 55 37

foto af hans wandall

Co-director Hans Wandall

Maersk Tower 7-10-26
Blegdamsvej 3B
2200 Copenhagen N

E-mail: hhw@sund.ku.dk
Telephone: (+45) 23 84 01 56



  • Professor James C. Paulson
    Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

  • Professor Hisashi Narimatsu
    Director of Research Center for Medical Glycoscience, Japan

  • Professor Hudson Freeze
    Director of the Human Genetics Program, Sanford Children’s Health Research Center, USA

  • Frederic Bard
    Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore

  • Bernard Henrissat
    Senior researcher at Architecture et Fonction des Macromolecules Biologiques, France
  • Flemming Skovbo