Category: Awards

GlycoNet’s 2016 Summer Awards

GlycoNet’s 2016 Summer Awards

By Chardelle Prevatt This summer, GlycoNet funded four undergraduates­, Pierre Boerkoel, Alysha Burnett, Gray Meckling and Zahra Yussuf, researching antimicrobials, diabetes and obesity and rare genetic diseases. GlycoNet’s Summer Awards program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue summer research projects supervised by GlycoNet Network Investigators. Here is what the award winners had to say […]

GlycoNet Director Dr. Lorne Babiuk: First Canadian to win World Agriculture Prize

GlycoNet Director Dr. Lorne Babiuk: First Canadian to win World Agriculture Prize

GlycoNet Director and U of A researcher first Canadian to win major international award By Alexis Kienlen  Dr. Lorne Babiuk, GlycoNet Director and vice-president of research at the University of Alberta, has helped develop six vaccines and made major contributions to animal health. He’s helped pioneer the development of vaccines used by livestock producers worldwide, […]

GlycoNet scientist Dr. Lori West wins Woman Leader in Transplantation Award

GlycoNet scientist Dr. Lori West wins Woman Leader in Transplantation Award

Dr. Lori West receives the 2016 Woman Leader in Transplantation Award September 7, 2016  On behalf of the entire CNTRP, we offer our congratulations to [GlycoNet scientist] Dr. Lori West on receiving the 2016 Woman Leader in Transplantation Award, presented to Dr. West during the 26th International Congress of The Transplantation Society in Hong Kong in August of […]

GlycoNet scientist wins McLean Award for his ‘sweet’ science

GlycoNet scientist wins McLean Award for his ‘sweet’ science

By Jennifer Robinson Sugar has a bad rap. To most of us, it represents empty calories and a constant battle for the waistlines of the nation. Lost in that narrative is the fact sugars are part of the basic building blocks of life and hold unlimited promise, says [GlycoNet scientist and] University of Toronto organic chemist Mark Taylor. […]

GlycoNet’s Network Investigator Dr. Ratmir Derda wins Rising Star in Chemical Biology 2016

GlycoNet’s Network Investigator Dr. Ratmir Derda wins Rising Star in Chemical Biology 2016

GlycoNet wishes to extend heartfelt congratulations to Network Investigator Dr. Ratmir Derda who has been recognized as a Rising Star in Chemical Biology for 2016 by the International Society of Chemical Biology (ISCB). The award has been established to advance the career development of young investigators in chemical biology. The ISCB has developed a special […]

The driving force behind Canada’s lead in glycomics: Todd Lowary nominated for award in outstanding leadership in science

The driving force behind Canada’s lead in glycomics: Todd Lowary nominated for award in outstanding leadership in science

An international leader in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry and the Canada Research Chair in carbohydrate chemistry, Todd Lowary is riding a well-deserved wave of success following the official opening of the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet), part of the federal Networks of Centre of Excellence.

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