Potential applications for Gaucher disease and Tay-Sachs disease By Alexandria Daum Every protein in a cell is sorted in the endoplasmic reticulum before it moves to other parts of the cell – think of it as a mailroom for proteins. If a piece of mail is missing an address, it’s thrown in the garbage. The […]
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GlycoNet joins industry leaders in Montreal
By Chardelle Prevatt On September 19, GlycoNet scientists will join industry leaders in Montreal to debate the current and future state of glycomics and oncology research. Panel discussions will focus on providing industry feedback and translating network research into tangible, commercial advances. The event will showcase some of the most notable voices in Canadian glycomics […]
GlycoNet receives library of carbohydrate compounds from AITF
By Chardelle Prevatt The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is delighted to announce the strengthening of its collaboration with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF). GlycoNet has recently received an extensive library of carbohydrate compounds from AITF. “We are excited to accept the contribution as part of AITF’s ongoing commitment to our glycomics research,” said Elizabeth Nanak, […]
New U of G Research Has Disease-Fighting Potential
Two new studies led by U of G researchers showing novel ways used by pathogens to make and attach protective cell coats might open a route to new drugs for penetrating those defences and treating often-serious infections.
GlycoNet researchers discover enzymes that can aid pulmonary infections and chronic wounds
GlycoNet Network Investigator Dr. Lynne Howell and her team at The Hospital for Sick Children are developing new methods to break down the wall that protects bacteria against current therapeutic interventions.
Core services available with GlycoNet
Carbohydrate synthesis, glycan structure analysis, and library screening are the core services being offered by GlycoNet, in partnership with the Alberta Glycomics Centre.
CordenPharma gives collection of carbohydrate molecules
Partnership with CMO will allow GlycoNet researchers to work with a greater selection of oligosaccharides
Taking on antibacterial resistance in the 21st century
A summary of GlycoNet Network Investigators Eric Brown and Gerard Wright’s recently published work “Antibacterial drug discovery in the resistance era”
New Training Initiatives Announced
The GlycoNet Trainee Association Executive Committee is established to discuss ways the Network can help support the next generation of Canadian glycomics scientists.
Breaking down the protective armour of the mold Aspergillus fumigatus
Collaboration between two GlycoNet researchers has led to the discovery of a novel class of enzymes and an increased understanding of how to potentially fight a common and deadly fungal infection.