GlycoNet Trainee Association:
March 2016 e-Newsletter
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GlycoNet Annual Report to be completed through the Forum
Today is the last day to complete your section in the annual report! Please log in to the GlycoNet Forum and do the following three things:
  • Update your profile, including gender and nationality
  • Update your products, including publications, awards, presentations, patents, etc. (it is especially important to include things produced within the last year that are related to your GlycoNet project)
  • Complete the "HQP" section of your project's report (found in the "My Reports" tab at the top of the page).
A video tutorial can be found here:  "Completing the Annual Report" (MP4, 2:59)
Funding Opportunities
Mitacs Industrial Internships

GlycoNet and Mitacs are working together to provide industrial internship opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows within the Network.
More details...
Research Exchange Program

This program provides financial support for living and travel expenses to GlycoNet trainees working on multi-investigator projects. More details...
Congratulations to recent award winners!

Recipient of Research Exchange Program:
Andrew Alexander (UBC, Natalie Strynadka Lab)

Recipients of Summer Awards for Undergraduate Students:
Alysha Burnett (Wilfred Laurier, Joel Weadge Lab)
Gray Meckling (UBC, Jörg Bohlmann Lab)
Pierre Boerkoel (UBC, Allison Kermode Lab)
Zahra Yussuf (Wilfred Laurier, Geoff Horsman Lab)
Research Highlights
Featured Trainee
Gour Chand Daskhan, PhD
Gour Chand Daskhan, a carbohydrate chemist, is a post-doctoral researcher in Prof. Christopher W Cairo’s group in the Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta. He completed his Ph.D. in January, 2013 in the area of synthetic carbohydrate chemistry under the supervision of Professor N. Jayaraman, Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His graduate study focused on the synthesis of C-2 and C-4 branched Carbohydrates, including oligosaccharides with expanded glycosidic linkage at C-4, and 2-deoxy-2-C-alkyl glycopyranosides. After that he joined as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Professor Olivier Renaudet, Department of Molecular Chemistry, University Grenoble-Aples, France. His research work was focused on the synthesis of cyclopeptide based homo- and hetero functionalized multivalent glycoclusters.
His current research is centered on the development of bio-conjugation strategies for the construction of multivalent glycoconjugates (human blood group ABO-antigens and sialoglycans) and their applications in immunology and in organ transplantation. His future research interests include: (i) organic synthesis, methodology development and oligosaccharides synthesis; (ii) synthesis of tumor-associated carbohydrate antigens and vaccines against cancer and (iii) synthesis and applications of carbohydrate-based macrocyclic hosts.
If you are interested or would like to nominate a trainee to be featured, please send a quick note of interest to Omar El-Halfawy
In Press
We would like to highlight recent publications by GlycoNet trainees in each issue of this newsletter. If you have recently published a paper and would like it featured in this monthly newsletter, you can submit it directly by email to Omar El-Halfawy
Have you read an interesting article and think it might be of interest to other trainees? You may write a short commentary about it and we will feature it in the newsletter. If you are interested, please send a quick note of interest to Omar El-Halfawy
Forum Registration
You are receiving this message as a member of the GlycoNet Forum. Please encourage other graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, technicians, and research assistants in your lab to sign up as an HQP on the Forum at to ensure they receive important updates from GlycoNet.
Important Dates

March 31:
GlycoNet AGM & Canadian Glycomics Symposium. Early Bird registration deadline.

More details on Upcoming events.

We want to hear from you! 
Your feedback is important! If you have any suggestions for us, whether on the newsletter or for ideas of training initiatives you would like GlycoNet to support,
please send them
to Omar El-Halfawy.
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