About the lab

Healthy human cells, cancer cells, pathogenic microbes and even viruses modify their proteins with complex sugar molecules called glycans. These structurally diverse modifications are essential for protein production, stability and function.

Our group is studying the role that glycans play in the development and progression of disease using a combination of biological and chemical techniques.

We leverage this newfound knowledge to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of diseases as diverse as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs), cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer and malaria.

Lab research projects

Lab team

We are an interdisciplinary group that uses techniques in chemical, molecular and cell biology to elucidate the roles of glycoconjugates in the development and progression of human diseases.

4 members
Hayley Turnham
PhD Student
Shiyi Xi
PhD Student
Dr Niccolay Madiedo Soler
Research Officer
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