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Last updated: 22/11/2023

Engineering Webinar Series: Online Interpretation of Glycomedicine Special Issue
Glycomics is one of the latest omics fields emerging in the current post-proteogenomic era. This new specialty in system sciences has much to offer to diagnostics and therapeutics innovation communities in medicine and life sciences, not to mention hope for patients, and people with health and disease conditions, through a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of common complex diseases. As such, glycomics is poised to bring about new insights into dynamic host–environment interactions or the combined effects of nature vs nurture that ultimately underlie the basis of most complex phenotypes. Preventive, predictive, and personalized/precision glycomedicine is an allied new discipline that employs glycome/glycosylation in the hopes of better targeting of disease diagnostics as well as drug discovery, prescription choice, and dosing based on individual glycomics profile.
Time: Saturday, November 25 2023, 15:00–17:00 (Beijing/Perth Time/UTC/GMT+08:00)
Chair: Professor Wei Wang – Edith Cowan University
Webinar livestreamed via Koushare

TOP-GUT: Call for applications for 11 Doctoral (PhD) Training Positions in the field of innovative preclinical model for advancing personalized medicine – i3S/University of Porto
Training for Organoids modelling Physiology and Pathology in the human gastrointestinal tract
For more information please visit here.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Glycosaminoglycan BiologyUniversity of Georgia
The Weiss Lab at the University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is seeking a creative and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to drive research projects supported by a new NIGMS/NIH R35 award focused on investigating the regulation of glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis in human health and disease. These are multidisciplinary projects with valuable training opportunities in glycobiology, functional genomics, chemical biology, and drug discovery. The Weiss Laboratory utilizes a combination of biochemistry, cell biology and genomics to understand the structure, assembly and function of sulfated glycosaminoglycans found on proteoglycans. We utilize a number of techniques that offer high potential for training, including genome-wide CRISPR screening approaches, mammalian cell engineering, flow cytometry, and isolation and characterization of glycans. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to design and evaluate experiments, develop new ideas and promote current research, and prepare and publish scientific manuscripts in collaboration with the Principal Investigator. The postdoctoral fellow may be responsible for the operation of scientific equipment and for teaching techniques to others, including training of students and supervision of research staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have hands-on experience with CRISPR technologies, genomics, and/or protein-protein interaction techniques to study protein function. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively with colleagues.
Interested applicants should send their CV and a list of 2-3 references to Dr. Ryan Weiss. Additional information is available at our lab website. Come join us!
For more information please visit here.

Sr. / Associate Principal Scientist/ Carbohydrate chemistAviceda Therapeutics Inc
Glycobiology/chemistry Scientist will be a part of research team with primary responsibility to develop novel strategy for advancing our glycoimmunology technology platform and establish glycobiology cell-based assays. They will support multiple indications and drug discovery projects, making major contributions to drug development platform.
Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
Ability to independently lead glycobiology projects with minimum supervision.
Hands on lab experience in designing glycan arrays and multi step chemical and enzymatic synthesis of complex carbohydrates and cell-based high-throughput screening (HTS) platform
Independently perform tasks required for successful daily operation of the lab, such as routine lab equipment maintenance and oversight and preparation of lab reagents as required for the study.
Participation in assay development and validations will be encouraged.
Expected to be accountable for effectiveness and timeliness of completion of milestones and project goals.
Experience in conjugating carbohydrate ligands to different moieties, preferably nanoparticles.
Significant hands on experience in developing glycochemistry platform in house.
Ability to support synthesis ligands using click chemistry using HTS glycan array platform.
For more information please visit here.

Post doctoral Fellow PositionMedical College of Wisconsin
Funded position to study O-GlcNAcylation in Pituitary Adenomas in close collaboration with MCW neurosurgery. A great translational post-doctoral opportunity. Come join us!
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Immediate opening for research associate at the interface of glycobiology and immunologyCincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Seeking qualified postdoctoral applicants to work on the cutting edge of exciting developments in host defense and fetal tolerance. Our lab recently uncovered that antibodies are activated during pregnancy to defend against intracellular infections. Maternal enzymes remodel sialic acid to permit binding to Siglecs on neonatal immune cells. In addition, we are exploring how sialic acid modifications “shield” the developing fetus from the maternal immune system.
Cincinnati children’s is an equal opportunity employer. Cincinnati Children’s is currently the #1 ranked children’s hospital in the country, in large part to the robust research programs directed at child health. We offer competitive salaries and great benefits in an affordable Midwest city. The laboratory collaborates closely with investigators throughout the institution,
Including the perinatal institute, division of neonatology, division of infectious diseases, and Center for Inflammation and Tolerance. This is a unique place to perform research on topics of great importance to maternal and child health, with implications for global health research as well.
For more information please visit here.

Hollenhorst Lab Postdoc at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The Hollenhorst laboratory studies glycoproteins that play critical roles in hemostasis and thrombosis. Platelets and coagulation factors are heavily coated in glycans which are essential for healthy function of the hemostatic system. We are interested in understanding how these glycans regulate the structure and function of hemostatic glycoproteins, and modulate the anti-platelet immune response. We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to perform cutting-edge research using the tools of chemical biology to dissect platelet and coagulation factor glycobiology. Our ultimate goal is to improve the lives of patients with bleeding and thrombotic disorders.
For more information please visit here.

Applications Development Scientist, Glycobiology Solution at Bruker Inc.
Take a leading role in developing user-friendly glycobiology protocols, solutions, and tool kits that will make the domain more widely accessible to a larger biomedical audience as part of a new, dedicated glycobiology-focused initiative at Bruker.
Requirements: PhD-level experience and track record in glycobiology and mass spectrometry (ideally also ion mobility); commitment to and enthusiasm for innovation/unorthodox thinking; creativity; willingness to take (calculated) risks; excellent team- and communication skills.
Competitive salary and benefits in globally operating, cutting-edge, science-driven enabling technology company.
For more information please visit here.

Faculty positions – Physiology – Emphasis on Glycobiology at University of Nebraska Medical Centre
The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology (CIP) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) invites applicants for tenure track faculty positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek outstanding individuals working in any area of molecular, cellular, or integrative physiology. Areas of particular interest that would complement expertise of current faculty include cardiovascular metabolism, the microbiome, and mitochondrial, extracellular vesicle, and glycoprotein biology as applied to understanding mechanisms in cardiac, vascular, and renal health and disease.
Our students, postdoctoral researchers and staff come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. We seek to hire amazing talent among the faculty that reflects this same diversity. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, underrepresented minorities and women scientists are strongly encouraged to apply. The department offers a highly supportive environment for mentoring and career development of early career faculty. Successful candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor will have established a strong record of research, and evidence of ability to develop an externally funded research program.
We especially encourage applications from candidates whose research is translational or addresses fundamental questions related to molecular mechanisms of biological or biomedical relevance that complements ongoing research in the department. The department has a tradition of expertise in cardiac, vascular, neural, and renal physiology. Current CIP research programs span a wide range of topics and approaches, including electrophysiology, cardiovascular imaging, calcium signaling, redox biology, membrane proteins, microRNA, transcriptomics, proteomics, glycomics, and systems physiology. Current efforts include research with relevance to cardiac, vascular, and renal physiology and diseases including hypertension, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and kidney injury.
For more information please visit here.

Postdoc, Protein-glycan structure, Sharp lab, University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Department of BioMolecular Sciences is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of Structural Mass Spectrometry for a position currently open.  The successful candidate will join an active NIH-funded research program developing new methods and cutting-edge applications for characterizing the structure and interactions of proteins and carbohydrates. Highly motivated individuals with prior experience in protein and/or carbohydrate chemistry, biochemistry, and mass spectrometry is highly valuable and encouraged to apply.
The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, MS, which is commonly rated among the top college towns in the country.  The School of Pharmacy is ranked in the top twenty nationally for research funding, and is home to the Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence, the National Center for Natural Products Research and the Center of Research Excellence in Natural Products Neuroscience.
Interested candidates may apply here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Analytical and Structure Glycobiology in Stem Cell Development at Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, QLD, Australia
On the interface between glyco-analytics and glyco-structure biology you will be part of an exciting, young team elucidating the structure-function relationship of important Stem cell cytokines and receptors. Ideally, you have experience in one or more of these disciplines: glycomics and glycoproteomics; structure biology including X-ray crystallography and/or Cryo-EM; cell culture and molecular biology and are willing to learn and supervise across these disciplines.
For more information please visit here.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Study heparin sulfate protein interaction in neurodegeneration using an interdisciplinary approach.
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Center for Molecular Medicine connected to Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
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Post-Doc in Lance Wells lab, CCRC@UGA
Future graduate students and postdocs interested in the intersection of glycobiology, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence are encouraged to apply to Natarajan Kannan’s lab at the University of Georgia.
For more information please visit here.

Grad student and postdoc opportunities in Kannan lab, UGAD
Congenital Diseases of O-Glycosylation:skills in cas9-editing, molecular biology a plus but not required
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AGS@LorneProteomics – Call for abstracts
Following our successful initiatives in 2023 that has allowed AGS members to attend the Canadian Glycomics meeting, Glyco26 in Taiwan and the upcoming SfG meeting in Hawaii, the AGS has teamed up with the Australian Proteomics Society (APS) to host and organise a Glyco-session at the 29th Lorne Proteomics Symposium. The conference will take place from the 31st of January to the 3rd of February 2024 in Lorne, VIC.
The Glyco-session @Lorne2024 will feature a keynote lecture and a number of talks selected from the abstracts submitted directly to the Lorne Proteomics conference. Selection will of talks will be based on their alignment with the conference, their novelty and relevance.
All AGS members are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts and attend the Lorne Proteomics Symposium. It will be a great opportunity to further boost the strong ties between the APS and AGS.
In case they are an active AGS member in 2024, the presenting authors of the abstracts selected for an oral presentation within the Glyco-session will be awarded $160 – support towards their registration costs from the AGS. This will be re-imbursed after the conference.

Abstracts are due on the 10th of November 2023 (to be submitted directly through the Lorne Proteomics conference portal), with the early bird registration closing on the 8th of December 2023. For abstract submission and more details, please visit here

Congratulations to Professor Paul Gleeson!

We are absolutely thrilled to share the wonderful news that the AGS Board has collectively and enthusiastically chosen to honour Professor Paul Gleeson from the University of Melbourne. We decided to bestow upon him a prestigious five-year Honorary Membership to the Australian Glycoscience Society! This esteemed recognition comes as a heartfelt tribute to his immense and impactful contributions to the field of glycosciences, not only in Australia, but also a wider region.
A hearty congratulations to Professor Gleeson!

PhD Scholarship Opportunity at University of Queensland’s School of Chemical Engineering
Project title – Developing novel glycan-functionalised composite biomaterials for improving bone formation.
Principle supervisors – Dr Alex Smith, Prof Simon Cool
Project description: Heparan sulphate (HS) plays key roles in many biological processes, including wound healing, as it binds and protects critical pro-regenerative factors within a wound site. HS-functionalised biomaterials have shown promise in enhancing the endogenous wound healing response in various models, including bone repair. This project aims to investigate novel methods for functionalising common biomaterials used in bone repair (such as (poly)caprolactone and hydroxyapatite) with HS using several different grafting strategies. These novel, glycan-functionalised biomaterials will then be characterised extensively using chemical, physical, biophysical, and biological techniques to assess structure, function, and ability to enhance osteogenesis.
Candidates should ideally have experience in bioengineering, biomaterial science, or cell/ molecular biology. Any knowledge or experience in glycobiology would be advantageous.
Research environment: The supervisory team of Dr Smith and Professor Cool will provide excellent supervision and mentoring, and the project will be supported by a strong team of post-docs and research assistants. UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering offers a safe and supportive working environment with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to ensure the success of this project. This includes access to PCII labs with analytical and preparative liquid chromatography systems, surface plasmon resonance, multi-angle light scattering, polymer synthesis, 3D bioprinters, and more.
For more information please visit here.

New Glycoscience Field of Research (FoR) Codes
August 2020 – The recently reviewed Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) used for ARC applications and elsewhere has accepted our request for two new glycoscience classifiers of interest to our network member including 310107 Glycobiology and 340405 Glycoconjugates.