The chemical synthesis of glycans is a highly specialized research area, requiring individuals with exceptional expertise. The Centre has one of the highest concentrations of glycan synthesis scientists worldwide. In addition to expertise, the Centre is serving as one of only three beta test sites for novel automated instrumentation for synthesizing glycans. View services »
Glycan Structure Analysis
The Alberta Glycomics Centre Glycan Structure Analysis core offers a unique set of services and expertise for solving your problems in Glycomics research. We are experienced in the analysis of complex glycans and glycoproteins. We can provide routine analysis, or help to interpret complex data.
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The Glycan Screening Facility and its expert staff employ advanced electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) instrumentation and methods to screen carbohydrate libraries (as well as other classes of compounds) against target proteins to identify novel inhibitors and natural receptors that may be exploited for the development new and effective treatments for a variety of bacterial and viral infections as well as other diseases. View services »
The research portfolio at the Centre covers a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from those that are currently licensed for commercialization to others that are in the research, proof-of-concept, or pre-clinical stages. Collaborations among investigators at the Alberta Glycomics Centre and with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies fuel the progress of these projects. View services »