Lecturer, Biological Chemistry. (Undergraduate)
Supervisor, MRes Biochemical Research. (Postgraduate)
Supervisor, MRes Structural Molecular Biology. (Postgraduate)
Organiser, Medical Glycobiology. (Undergraduate)
Supervisor, Molecular and Cellular Basis of Infection. (Postgraduate)
Biological Chemistry - LIFE40001
This course, which is scheduled in the first half of the first year, aims to refresh students' concepts of the physical and chemical aspects of biological processes. We intend to give students an appreciation of the concept that living systems obey the same fundamental laws that govern all matter and that understanding any life process requires an understanding of the physics and chemistry of that process. We aim to provide the students with the mathematical tools to develop this appreciation through quantitative as well as descriptive modes of expression. The course also aims to give students an overview of metabolism by studying the major metabolic pathways and the regulation and control of those pathways to meet the body’s metabolic requirements.
Medical Glycobiology - LIFE96021
The aim of this course is to give undergraduate students in-depth knowledge of the field of glycobiology, with an emphasis in on biomedically related topics. The goal is to develop a molecular understanding of carbohydrate-receptor interactions in cell-cell, cell-matrix and cell-pathogen interactions. Students will also be introduced to therapeutic applications and techniques used for the characterisation of glycosylation.