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.


Dec 2017

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AGC issues call for proposals for collaborative research projects


Open Call for Applications The Alberta Glycomics Centre (www.glycomicscentre.ca) invites short applications from highly talented independent investigators (pre- and post-tenure) at universities in Alberta…
Open Call for Applications The Alberta Glycomics Centre (www.glycomicscentre.ca) invites short applications from highly talented independent investigators (pre- and post-tenure) at universities in Alberta for consideration of affiliate membership positions in an internationally recognized research…
Dec 2017

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Publication in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry


Centre investigators Dr. Ratmir Derda, Dr. Todd Lowary, and Dr. John Klassen are among the collaborators on the following paper accepted for publication in…
Centre investigators Dr. Ratmir Derda, Dr. Todd Lowary, and Dr. John Klassen are among the collaborators on the following paper accepted for publication in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry: "Genetically-encoded fragment-based (GE-FBD) discovery of glycopeptide ligands…