Welcome to the Alberta Glycomics Centre

Experts in carbohydrate-based research


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, seven Principal Investigators conduct their research as part of the Glycomics Centre, along with three Associates and dozens of affiliated graduate and post-graduate students.

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Glycomics is the study of the role of carbohydrates and carbohydrate-containing biomolecules in biological systems. Carbohydrates play a critical role in many biological processes including biological recognition, cell-to-cell interaction, immune response, infection and inflammation. It is anticipated that the Glycomics field will lead to the development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.


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Why studying sugars matters in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease


Two GlycoNet Investigators are using technology to better understand how sugars in the human body are connected to Alzheimer’s disease. Matthew Macauley and John…
Two GlycoNet Investigators are using technology to better understand how sugars in the human body are connected to Alzheimer’s disease. Matthew Macauley and John Klassen, professors at the University of Alberta, are combining glycomics, the…
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Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Glycomics


The University of Alberta invites applications for the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Glycomics. Established in 2008 by the Government of Canada, the…
The University of Alberta invites applications for the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Glycomics. Established in 2008 by the Government of Canada, the CERC program supports world-renowned researchers and their teams to establish ambitious…