Yan Liu is a chemist by training. Following a B.Sc. degree in chemistry at the Peking University, China, she undertook her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Bristol under the guidance of Professor Tim Gallagher.
Dr Liu joined the Glycosciences Laboratory directed by Professor Ten Feizi at Imperial College in 2005 as one of the postdoc researchers funded by the UK Glycoarray Consortium. Having initially focused on development of novel glycan probes for microarrays, her work has been extended to microarray analyses of different proteins/pathogens of biomedical interest. She was a named experienced investigator on the EPSRC Translational grant, during which time she has developed further insights into glycobiology.
Since 2013, Dr Liu is the Project Leader of the Wellcome Trust-funded Carbohydrate Microarray Facility. Her research lies at the interfaces of chemistry, biology and medicine with a main interest in understanding the roles of carbohydrate molecules in infection and immunity.
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