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GlycoNet showcases innovation in 2017 annual report

EDMONTON (October 6, 2017)­ – The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) announced the release of its third annual report, Accelerating Innovation, detailing ground-breaking research advances, training …

Awards

GlycoNet Scientific Director Receives U of A’s Highest Honours

Dr. Todd Lowary, GlycoNet Scientific Director and Professor of Chemistry, was one of two recipients of the University of Alberta’s University Cup Award on September …

Community

GlycoNet heeds the call of federal framework on antimicrobials

Antimicrobial-resistant infections are becoming more frequent and more difficult to treat, and antimicrobial resistance is now recognized as a significant worldwide threat. In response, the …

Research Highlight

Breaking down the walls to fight MRSA

Antimicrobial drug resistance is a growing problem for Canadians and our neighbours around the globe, and GlycoNet investigators are taking a glycomics-based approach to battling …

Press Release

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 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 …

Research Highlight

Battling a sticky enemy: GlycoNet investigators develop strategies for combating bacterial biofilms

Biofilms are a sticky, slime-like force field that shelter bacteria and fungi within their protective barrier. They are also what often keeps your immune system …

Press Release

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 …

Press Release

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 …

Research Highlight

Scientists find new way to attack antibiotic-resistant lung infections

  Enzymes used to break down the walls built by microbes By Amina Zafar, CBC News Canadian scientists have discovered a possible way to break through the …

Press Release

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 …

Research Highlight

GlycoNet scientists advance screening and therapeutic treatment of lysosomal storage diseases

By Anushka Jayasuriya & Chardelle Prevatt  Glycomics research has numerous applications in the treatment of rare genetic diseases, and one is in generating therapeutic proteins. …

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