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Attendees at the 2023 Canadian Glycomics Symposium

Sweet science in the spotlight at the 2023 Canadian Glycomics Symposium

Over 150 top researchers, industry experts, and emerging talent in glycomics recently gathered in Edmonton, Alberta to discuss advancements and the latest trends in glycomics.

Empowering scientists to drive One Health innovation globally

GlycoNet and its Integrated Services advance glycomics research and innovation towards new solutions.

GlycoNet and partners invest $1.7M in Canadian-led health research and bioinnovation

Five glycomics projects have been awarded funding to develop new tools, diagnostics and therapeutics to improve health for Canadians.

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Lisa Willis, Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences. Photo taken on May 11, 2021 in Quad in front of the CCIS building.

Cutting-edge research goes beyond skin deep

Finding that the skin of people with scleroderma makes a unique sugar, GlycoNet researcher Lisa Willis is developing a way to better identify those at high risk of disease progression.

PlantForm and UBC researcher receive GlycoNet funds to develop novel treatment for Type-2 diabetes

PlantForm Corporation has teamed up with a University of British Columbia research group led by Dr. Joerg Bohlmann to develop a novel plant-based treatment option for Type-2 diabetes and obesity, with support from GlycoNet.

Glycoengineering provides insight into new cancer immunotherapies

By remodelling sugars on cell surfaces, GlycoNet researchers aim to map the linkages between proteins in the immune system and sugars on cancer cells

Dr. Lori West

Redefining compatibility in organ transplantation

Applying a glycomics lens to the problem of organ donor-recipient compatibility, GlycoNet researcher Dr. Lori West is advancing the field of organ transplantation.

Elderly woman and middle-aged woman smiling together.

The secret to healthy aging

It’s all about monitoring sugar – but not in the way you may think

Top 10 stories from GlycoNet in 2022

A spotlight on some of the most exciting glycomics innovations from the past year.

Op-ed: Glycomics research supports a cure for Type 2 diabetes from plants

GlycoNet scientists at UBC have found a plant compound that helps control blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Mariela Segura

Carbohydrate research in animal health supports Canadian economy

GlycoNet scientist Mariela Segura is developing glycomics-based solutions to improve livestock health.

GlycoNet start-up GlyCa Biosciences Inc. and Huron Innovation Inc. partner to improve prostate cancer detection

This partnership will launch the clinical trial of a new blood test to perfect early detection and diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer.

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