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Leading experts from Taiwan to join forces with GlycoNet

Leading experts from Taiwan to join forces with GlycoNet

Canadian researchers and Taiwanese institution break boundaries to advance glycomics research by Ali Chou GlycoNet Investigators giving lectures at Short Courses in Frontier Science and Technology at Academia Sinica in Taiwan, 2019. The international research community works to pioneer solutions that benefit people and their health. Life in the lab can be lonely. Research can […]

GlycoNet welcomes two new team members

GlycoNet welcomes two new team members

Network investigators and trainees will receive communications support to promote their research and its positive impact by GlycoNet Staff The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) recently welcomed Ali Chou and Marie-Christine Houle to its team. “We are pleased to have two passionate communicators join our team. Ali brings a scientific background as well as social media […]

Opinion: Federal research cuts will erode research capabilities

Opinion: Federal research cuts will erode research capabilities

he Canadian research ecosystem works for the well-being of all Canadians. It is founded on multidisciplinary and translational innovation and fuelled by partnerships between a vibrant university research sector and industry.Politicians have long understood that a national alignment of research priorities helps find concrete solutions to the current and future needs of Canadians. Cross-country research collaboration also allows all provinces, including Alberta, to attract and retain talent and to diversify their economy.

Response to today’s announcement on the future of NCEs

Response to today’s announcement on the future of NCEs

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 resources on some of Canada’s […]

High school teachers attend ‘carbohydrate classroom’ to learn about glycomics

High school teachers attend ‘carbohydrate classroom’ to learn about glycomics

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.

Dr. Warren Wakarchuk named new GlycoNet Associate Scientific Director

Dr. Warren Wakarchuk named new GlycoNet Associate Scientific Director Dr. Warren Wakarchuk named new GlycoNet Associate Scientific Director

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 British Columbia. He was a […]

Panel: Sugars really matter in fighting human disease

Panel: Sugars really matter in fighting human disease

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.

GlycoNet welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors

GlycoNet welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors

(October 17, 2018 – EDMONTON) GlycoNet is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors –  Ms. Norma Sebestyen, Dr. P. Lynne Howell and Dr. Matthias Ruth. “We are pleased to welcome these three new members to our board,” says GlycoNet Board Chair Frank Gleeson. “They will each bring […]

Inaugural meeting helps GlycoNet identify lead molecules for drug development

Inaugural meeting helps GlycoNet identify lead molecules for drug development

  by Bernie Poitras GlycoNet held its inaugural Medicinal Chemistry Workshop in September in Toronto with an eye to improving how its research projects can better contribute to drug development. The purpose of the meeting was to add value to current research projects by understanding and identifying the best lead molecules to move forward and […]

Survey a first step for GlycoNet to develop equity, diversity and inclusion strategy

Survey a first step for GlycoNet to develop equity, diversity and inclusion strategy

GlycoNet is surveying Network Investigators, trainees and staff collecting self-identified diversity data, as a starting point for the development of a comprehensive Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy plan. GlycoNet’s Diversity Census Questionnaire, administered by the EDI Unit in the University of Alberta’s Human Resource Services (HRS) office, was distributed by email on September 12. […]

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