Whistler Center Research Focus
The Center's research focuses on fundamental investigations of structure-function relationships of carbohydrates and other biopolymers as related to practical uses.
The Center's focus is polysaccharides (starches and gums/hydrocolloids).
Structure-function relationships are determined via elucidation of chemical and three-dimensional structures, determination of physical properties and functionalities, modifications of chemical structures, and determination of the effects of modifications on conformations, properties, and functionalities.
Technological issues and targets are defined in partnership with corporate sponsors.