Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Reader in Biological Chemistry



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607Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Lecturer, Biological Chemistry. (Undergraduate)

Supervisor, MRes Biochemical Research. (Postgraduate)

Supervisor, MRes in Structural Molecular Biology. (Postgraduate)

Lecturer, Medical Glycobiology. (Undergraduate)

Organiser, Medical Glycobiology. (Undergraduate)

Supervisor, Molecular and Cellular Basis of Infection. (Postgraduate)

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.



Enzymes and Metabolism - LIFE40003


This course, which runs throughout the second half of the first year, builds on the fundamental concepts covered in Biological Chemistry to give more detailed insights into the molecular processes occurring in living systems. We intend that by the end of the year students will have a good understanding of biochemical reactions and be able to recognise functionally significant parts of complex molecular machinery. They should have an appreciation of molecular recognition and some understanding of the exquisite degree of control over chemical reactivity that must be exercised in living systems.


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