GlycoNet Trainee Association:
May 2016 e-Newsletter
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Become a GlycoNet Trainee Association Executive Committee Member!

Application Deadline: June 10, 2016.
The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is looking for motivated individuals to form an Executive Committee to represent the GlycoNet Trainee Association (GTA) for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. 

The main duties of the GTA Executive Committee are to:
• Provide a trainee perspective to the development of the GlycoNet training program;
• Meet once every two months by teleconference, with one face-to-face meeting in Edmonton during the fall term;
• Assist in Network promotion to the broader community by publishing a trainee newsletter and contributing GlycoNet success stories to various media;
• Organize trainee-related activities at the Banff AGM in May, which may include networking events and the selection of a guest speaker.

The application form, and more information, can be found through this link:
or on the GlycoNet website:

If you are a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, technician, or research associate currently supervised by a GlycoNet Network investigator and are interested in becoming part of the GTA Executive Committee, we invite you to apply for this opportunity. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 10, at 4:00 pm MSTFor more information, please contact Ryan Snitynsky (

GlycoNet AGM & Canadian Glycomics Symposium Follow-Up

Your Feedback is important!

Thank you to all the trainee's who attended this year's event- we hope you found it engaging and informative.

We'd like to solicit your feedback in order to make next year's conference even better. Your assistance in completing the following short, anonymous survey would be greatly appreciated:
You can access the feedback form
HERE or following this link:
Congratulations Poster Session Winners!

(L-R): Olga Ovchinnikova, Claude Larrivee Aboussafy, Kissa Batul, Louis Leblanc,
Gour Chand Daskhan
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

Upcoming Deadline: Sep 15, 2016
This program provides financial support for living and travel expenses to GlycoNet trainees working on multi-investigator projects. More details...
Research Highlights
In Press
Read full text here.
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.
Featured Trainee
We feature trainees in each newsletter to acknowledge their hard work and accomplishments.
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
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
The monthly newsletters will resume in the Fall...

The GTA regular monthly newsletters will resume in the fall.
We wish you a happy and productive summer. We hope you can also enjoy the nice weather and have some time to relax and have a break!

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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