Welcome to the Alberta Glycomics Centre

Carbohydrate research specialists


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.


Oct 2017

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Three vacancies in Klassen group lab team


The Klassen group currently has vacancies for two PhD and one post-doctoral specialists in biomolecular mass spectrometry and functional glycomics. For more information on…
The Klassen group currently has vacancies for two PhD and one post-doctoral specialists in biomolecular mass spectrometry and functional glycomics. For more information on these positions please contact Dr. John Klassen.
Aug 2017

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Macauley Lab website launched


The website for the Macauley Lab has gone live today. Click here to visit for information on current research, publications, as well as collaboration…
The website for the Macauley Lab has gone live today. Click here to visit for information on current research, publications, as well as collaboration and employment opportunities.