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GlycoNet investigator Matthew Macauley awarded major grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
By Marie-Christine Houle As Canadian Alzheimer’s Awareness Month wraps up, we shed some light on the work of Matthew Macauley, a GlycoNet investigator and professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta. He was recently awarded a major five-year grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), worth $749,700. This …
Keeping the gut microbiota, the micro-organisms living in our intestines, in balance is important in preventing disease.A GlycoNet-funded project is looking at using glycans (sugars) to restore an imbalance that occurs in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
The federal government announced today that the NCE program will be phased out over the next four years, with the funding for the NCEs to be directed to the New Frontiers in Research Fund. For 30 years, the Networks funded under this NCE program have focused research, training and partner …
More than 35 Edmonton-area high school science teachers attended a ‘carbohydrate classroom’ last week for a hands-on workshop on glycomics.The one-day workshop is part of GlycoNet’s outreach activities, carried out in partnership with the University of Alberta’s Centre for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMASTE) in the Faculty of Education.Drawing on its extensive experience leading large-scale educational projects, CMASTE works with Canadian teachers to create and share classroom resources produced in GlycoNet-affiliated labs with educators across the country.
GlycoNet is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Warren Wakarchuk as the Network’s new Associate Scientific Director, effective November 2, 2018. Dr. Wakarchuk is a Network Investigator and Professor of chemistry and biology at Ryerson University in Toronto. He received his PhD degree in microbiology from the University of …
Sugars play a pivotal role in solving complex human health issues including heart, infectious, and neurodegenerative diseases.That was the consensus among a panel of carbohydrate experts at a public forum on November 1 in Edmonton, hosted by GlycoNet. The panel discussion, Why Sugars Matter in Fighting Disease, explored the role and significance of carbohydrates in fighting disease.