University of Dundee

'bacterial glycosylation and the development of glycol-conjugate vaccines'

Event Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00
Event Location: 
MSI Small Lecture Theatre
Host: 
Professor Sir Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci FRSB
Event Speaker: 
Prof Brendan Wren
Institution: 
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Event Type: 
Seminar
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Brendan Wren's research interests predominantly involve determining the genetic basis by which bacterial pathogens cause disease. His research group exploits a range of post genome research strategies to gain a comprehensive understanding of how these pathogens function, how they evolve and how they interact with their respective hosts. A core interest includes deciphering the bacterial glycocode and how glycostructures relate to the survival and virulence of bacterial pathogens. An application of this basic research is the development of Protein Glycan Coupling Technology for the production of recombinant glycoproteins. This has been applied for the development of inexpensive glycoconjugate vaccines for human and veterinary use.