GlycoNet is advancing research, innovation, and training in glycomics to improve the quality of life of Canadians.

GlycoNet is a one-stop global destination focused on developing new carbohydrate-based drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, in collaboration with academic and industry organizations to address areas of unmet need through applied glycomics research. This national platform supports translational research, protection of intellectual property, novel drug development, company formation and training of a new generation of glyco-scientists and entrepreneurs. The network includes over 170 researchers across Canada who focus on cancer, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.

GlycoNet is funded by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program.

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Top 10 Stories 2021
Top 10 stories from GlycoNet in 2021

A year in review in glycomics innovations.

Enzymes in bacteria found to have an unexpected taste for carbs

GlycoNet researchers studying complex enzymes gain insight into how some pathogens could potentially be targeted without antibiotics.

SARS-CoV-2 uses sugars to invade human cells, new study shows

Understanding the process could help scientists look out for new, more infectious variants, say GlycoNet researchers.

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