Principal Investigator

Flitschlab - Group Members - Sabine Flitsch

Prof. Sabine Flitsch

Professor of Chemical Biology

Sabine heads all group projects, spanning from glycoscience and glycoenzymology to industrial biotechnology.

Group Management

Flitschlab - Group Members - Hannah Roberts

Dr. Hannah Roberts

Scientific Project Manager

Hannah is primarily involved in the overall management and exploitation of the InnovateUK translation award “Glycoenzymes for Bioindustries”.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Claire Doherty

Dr. Claire Doherty

Research Network Manager

Claire is responsible for the coordination and overall organisation of the IBCarb network in industrial glycobiotechnology and European Network CarboMet funded by H2020.

Postdoctoral Scientists

Flitschlab - Group Members - Peter Both

Dr. Peter Both

Research Associate

Peter is working on the discovery of glycozymes for biosynthesis and functional studies of medically-relevant glycans. His work is funded by the IBCatalyst Glycoenzymes for Bioindustries project.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Christopher Gray

Dr. Christopher Gray

Research Associate

Chris is involved in the development of novel whole-cell biocatalyst screening technologies using mass spectrometry.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Joanne Porter

Dr. Joanne Porter

Research Associate

Jo’s project is the engineering of cytochrome P450 enzymes as tailored biocatalysts for fine chemical synthesis. She is funded by the European Commission FP7 programme on a collaborative project called BIOOX.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Joanne Porter

Dr. Jolanda van Munster

BBSRC Future Leader Fellow

Jolanda is a BBSRC Future Leader Fellow, working on elucidation of the enzymatic mechanism underpinning interaction of Aspergillus niger with wheat straw.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Nicholas Weise

Dr. Nicholas Weise

Teaching & Research Associate / Public Engagement Programme Manager

Nick is involved in various biocatalysis research, teaching and outreach projects in collaboration with Prof. Nick Turner.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Fabio Parmeggiani

Dr. Fabio Parmeggiani

Research Associate

Fabio is working as a synthetic chemist on the speciality glycans project.

Doctoral Candidates

Flitschlab - Group Members - Lorna Hepworth

Ms. Lorna Hepworth

4th Year

Lorna is involved in the construction of multi-enzymatic cascades for the production of chiral amine intermediates.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Syed Ahmed

Mr. Syed Ahmed

4th Year

Syed works on the use of phenylalanine ammonia lyase enzymes as biocatalysts and is jointly supervised by Prof. Nick Turner.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Michel Riese

Mr. Michel Riese

4th Year

Michel is working on the development of a platform for the identification of glyco-based biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Alexander Wood

Mr. Alexander Wood

4th Year

Alex’s project is funded by CoEBio3 and involves the investigation and engineering of reductase enzymes for the bioconversion of carboxylic acids.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Jack Manning

Mr. Jack Manning

3rd Year

Jack is developing cytochrome P450-catalysed reaction steps for incorporation into in multienzymatic synthetic cascade. His project is funded by CoEBio3.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Kun Huang

Mr. Kun Huang

3rd Year

Kun is working as a Marie Curie Fellow on the  H2020 collaborative project “Immunoshape“. He is investigating the use of glycozymes to aid the synthesis and screening of glycan-based immunotherapeutics.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Edward Pallister

Mr. Edward Pallister

2nd Year

Ed is learning how to fabricate glycan arrays and new mass spectrometry techniques to enable translation of his skills in Years 2 and 3 at A-Star in Singapore.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Edward Pallister

Mr. Andrea Marchesi

1st Year

Andrea is working on the H2020 Marie Curie funded project “GlycoVax” and his PhD is focused on developing new enzymes for glyco-based vaccines.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Edward Pallister

Mr. Ashley Mattey

1st Year

Ashley is part of the IBioIC CTP programme. He is working on deexpanding the selectivity and specificity of galactose oxidase enzymes (GOase) towards bioactive saccharide products. He will complete industrial placements at Prozomix Limited and Bio-Shape Ltd.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Edward Pallister

Miss Hasina Mahood

1st Year

Hasina’s PhD is supported by the BBSRC NPIF Fund. Her project focuses on developing novel therapeutic interventions against helminth infections by studying the structure-function relationship of P43 in parasitic nematodes using glycoanalytical tools. The project aligns with the Industrial Strategy Green Paper and she will conduct a project placement at Industrial partner Bio-Shape Ltd.

Flitschlab - Group Members - Edward Pallister

Mr Gregory Bulmer

1st Year

Greg is supervised by Jolanda van Munster and is supported by the EPSRC Studentship programme.

Research Active Alumni

Professor Rein Uljin CUNY Advanced Science Research Centre, New York, USA.

Professor Iain Wilson BOKU, Vienna, Austria.

Professor Josef Voglmeir Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

Professor Gideon Grogan University of York, UK.

Professor Roslyn Bill Aston University, UK.

Professor Helen Osborn Reading University, UK.

Professor James Dowden Nottingham University, UK.

Professor Elaine O’Reilly Nottingham University, UK.

Professor Paula Booth King’s College London, UK.

Professor Juana Reyes Martinez Guanajuato University Mexico.

Dr Anthony Green The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, UK.

Dr Anne Routledge York University, UK.

Dr Derek Macmillan University College London; UK.

Dr Martin Weissenborn Institut of Technical Biochemistry, Universität Stuttgart, Germany.

Professor Antonio Sanchez Ruiz Universidad de Castilla~Le Mancha

Dr Dominique Richardson University of Helsinki