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Researchers receive nearly $8.7M for study of microbes, economic, social and health data

Researchers receive nearly $8.7M for study of microbes, economic, social and health data

By Lori Dillon Two McMaster-based research projects have received a combined $8.7 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support research infrastructure development. The funding was announced at the University of Manitoba by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science. The Good Bugs, Bad Bugs program, led by Canada Research Chair in Chemical Biology, […]

GlycoNet announces agreement with start-up 48Hour Discovery

GlycoNet announces agreement with start-up 48Hour Discovery

EDMONTON (October 19, 2017) – The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) announced today that it has entered into a service agreement with 48Hour Discovery Inc., a Canadian start-up biotechnology company based in Edmonton, Alberta. In this agreement, GlycoNet will contract 48Hour Discovery for the provision of three services in molecular screening and analysis for its investigators. […]

GlycoNet invests more than $1.2 million in glycomics research funding

GlycoNet invests more than $1.2 million in glycomics research funding

GlycoNet is proud to announce funding of more than $1.2 million for four new cutting-edge research projects in areas including immunotherapy, chronic diseases, and immuno-oncology. This spring, GlycoNet invited applications for multidisciplinary research from across the country. After a rigorous review process, four projects were selected and awarded more than $1.2 million for the duration of 1-2 years. Three […]

GlycoNet Investigator Dr. Mona Nemer named Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

GlycoNet Investigator Dr. Mona Nemer named Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

Ottawa, September 26, 2017—The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the following statement: “Our government made a promise to Canadians that we would restore science to its rightful place in the federal government. Today, we are keeping that promise by announcing our new Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer. “As a distinguished cardiac researcher, Dr. Nemer […]

Realist Pharma and GlycoNet Announce Collaboration

Realist Pharma and GlycoNet Announce Collaboration

TORONTO (September 19, 2017) – Realist Pharma (“Realist” or “the Company”) today announced that it has entered into a collaboration and contribution agreement with the Canadian Glycomics Network (“GlycoNet”) to assist in development of Realist’s glycomimetic vaccines targeting multiple cancers. In the context of this agreement, GlycoNet will provide a $250,000 financial contribution as well […]

Edmonton startup wants to put Alberta at epicentre of molecular discoveries

Edmonton startup wants to put Alberta at epicentre of molecular discoveries

A University of Alberta biotechnology spinoff wants to put Edmonton at the epicentre of molecular discoveries by creating an immense searchable database that could speed up and drive down the cost of research and development. This article originally appeared in the Edmonton Journal on August 16th, 2017: http://edmontonjournal.com/technology/science/edmonton-startup-wants-to-put-alberta-at-epicentre-of-molecular-discoveries By Juris Graney, Edmonton Journal Currently, large pharmaceutical […]

Finding the right molecule in a haystack of life–saving possibilities

Finding the right molecule in a haystack of life–saving possibilities

Developing a new drug starts with identifying the molecule or “ligand” that can block the molecular target or “receptor” involved in a disease. Even with high throughput screening, finding that one functional ligand for a receptor from a haystack of millions of possible compounds is expensive, high–risk and time–consuming. Converting a promising target into a […]

GlycoNet team helps find way to break through armour of dangerous biofilms

GlycoNet team helps find way to break through armour of dangerous biofilms

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:00PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:30PM EDT Not many Canadians have ever heard of “biofilms,” but doctors and infectious diseases experts know them well. The slimy, glue-like sheets of bacteria or fungi can grow on tissues or wounds, forming a protective layer around themselves that […]

GlycoNet RMC member Dr. Donald Vinh: The “Dr. House” Of Quebec In The Fight Against Rare Diseases

GlycoNet RMC member Dr. Donald Vinh: The “Dr. House” Of Quebec In The Fight Against Rare Diseases

LAURIE NOREAU THE PRESS Nothing seems to be the test of [GlycoNet Research Management Committee (RMC) member] Dr. Donald Vinh. Especially not patients suffering from mysterious diseases that land in his office. It is not for nothing that he is nicknamed affectionately the “Dr. House” of Quebec. For the passage of La Presse , the […]

GlycoNet researchers awarded US$600,000 grant from U.S. DoD for breast cancer project

GlycoNet researchers awarded US$600,000 grant from U.S. DoD for breast cancer project

Drs. Karla Williams, Ann Chambers, and two GlycoNet scientists Drs. Mark Nitz and Hon Leong—received a US$600,000 award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to expand their breast cancer research.

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