The Mahal Lab is hiring!
We are looking for a junior lab technician. If interested, apply here: https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/S104949576/
GIA Featured in Media
Read what GIA member Wade Abbott says about the promise of glycomics in agriculture!
Despite common beliefs and expectations, miRNA can UPREGULATE protein expression
Congrats to Faezeh, Hallie and Dawn on this impactful publication in ACS Central Science! Read more about this exciting finding in TheScientist and GEN Edge with quotes from Dr. Mahal. "Our study upends common assumptions" and "changes the landscape of microRNA.”
Complement cascade further implicated in COVID-19 severity
Amazing job on this paper in ACS Infectious Diseases, Ric and Shuhui!
Dr. Mahal launches the Glycomics Institute of Alberta (GIA)
All are welcome to attend GIA's launch symposium this October!
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The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program awards universities up to $10 million over seven years to support world‑renowned researchers and their teams to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian universities.
Located in beautiful Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Chemistry Department at the UofA is renown for its active research. It is one of the best equipped and well funded departments in Canada.
It is a glycomic technology developed in the Mahal Lab, provide a rapid analysis of the glycome (1-3). These microarrays utilize immobilized carbohydrate-binding proteins at high spatial density to give specific information on the repertoire of glycans present.
miRNA can be used to identify glycosylation enzymes and their corresponding glycans that drive disease states.
At the UofA, you do not have to find a supervisor in order to apply. The department has a process in place for students to find a supervisor and join a research group once they arrive to start their program. However, it is recommended for applicants to contact chemistry faculty members whose areas of research are of interest to you. Information about requirements and how to apply can be found here.