The Canadian Glycomics Symposium
Since 2005, Canadian researchers in the field of glycomics have attended the National Carbohydrate Symposium, which attracted 150 participants from around the globe. In 2015, with the creation of the Canadian Glycomics Network, the National Carbohydrate Symposium transformed into the Canadian Glycomics Symposium, which is now the premiere North American meeting for researchers in the field of glycomics.
This annual symposium will bring together nearly all Canadian glycomics researchers, as well as international researchers in the field. We expect to welcome more than 200 researchers, trainees, and stakeholders in the fields of glycomics, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. The meeting will serve as an exciting opportunity to glimpse the frontiers of knowledge in the emerging field of glycomics, with ample opportunities for professional development and networking. The Symposium will feature presentations from notable national and international experts in carbohydrate science, as well as an open forum for young scientists to highlight their research.
The 2017 Canadian Glycomics Symposium will take place May 10 – 12, 2017, in Banff, Alberta, Canada. GlycoNet’s AGM (GlycoNet members only) will take place May 8 – 10.
The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is a pan-Canadian initiative bringing together more than 80 researchers from 24 post-secondary institutions, as well as numerous industry and academic partners, who will work together to develop solutions to unmet health needs through the study of glycomics. By bringing together all key Canadian glycomics researchers, GlycoNet will deliver novel solutions to important health issues.
GlycoNet was announced in February 2015, and since that time has funded dozens of research projects.
About the Alberta Glycomics Centre
The Alberta Glycomics Centre (formerly known as Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science, AICCS) comprises a team of highly motivated individuals whose research interests span a multidisciplinary array of biological processes and technologies specific to carbohydrate research.
The fields of chemistry, biology, medicine, and engineering are dynamically integrated as experts in areas such as carbohydrate synthesis, protein-carbohydrate interactions, glycoengineering, drug discovery, vaccine development, mass spectrometry, and X-ray crystallography work together to explore carbohydrate science. Currently, 10 principal investigators conduct their research as part of the Glycomics Centre.