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.


Aug 2017

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Edmonton startup wants to put Alberta at epicentre of molecular discoveries (Edmonton Journal)


"A University of Alberta biotechnology spinoff wants to put Edmonton at the epicentre of molecular discoveries by creating an immense searchable database that could…
"A University of Alberta biotechnology spinoff wants to put Edmonton at the epicentre of molecular discoveries by creating an immense searchable database that could speed up and drive down the cost of research and development."…
Aug 2017

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Launch of AGC-supported spin-off company


The Alberta Glycomics Centre is proud to support the launch of biotech spin-off company 48Hour Discovery Inc., an Alberta-based company providing services in ligand…
The Alberta Glycomics Centre is proud to support the launch of biotech spin-off company 48Hour Discovery Inc., an Alberta-based company providing services in ligand discovery in unprecedented turnaround time and within a fully manageable costing…