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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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…
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 high throughput screening, finding that one functional ligand for a…
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Bennett Jones IP and Alberta Glycomics Centre: Innovation Vanguards


Bennett Jones is pleased to announce it is now providing intellectual property services to the Alberta Glycomics Centre. The Centre is home to some…
Bennett Jones is pleased to announce it is now providing intellectual property services to the Alberta Glycomics Centre. The Centre is home to some of the world’s most accomplished experts in carbohydrate-based research and is…