The field of glycobiology is expanding rapidly, fuelled by recent technological advances in molecular and structural biology, protein chemistry and analytical biochemistry. This new knowledge is being exploited industrially to produce novel carbohydrates for use in pharmaceutical, food and agricultural applications. This book contains both cutting edge research data and unique reviews from leading workers in the field. Topics covered include the use of glycosidases in oligosaccharide synthesis; using three-dimensional structure to understand mechanisms of enzyme action; industrial exploitation of carbohydrate-modifying enzymes; non-catalytic polysaccharide binding molecules; and enzyme databases. Recent Advances in Carbohydrate Bioengineering provides researchers and postgraduate students with a unique source of information on the latest advances in this exciting area.