SFU profs part of glycomics research network

I really had not heard of glycomics before this group was funded, but it sure sounds interesting. Looking forward to hearing about cool results!

Six SFU scientists join nearly 60 others across Canada in the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet), which received $27.3 million in federal funding recently to help link academics, government and industry partners.

The study of glycomics evaluates the function carbohydrates (sugar) plays in biological systems using chemistry and biochemistry. Carbohydrates are more than an energy source and play key roles in cell and organism biology, according to David Vocadlo, SFU chemistry professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Chemical Glycobiology.