Prof. Sabine Flitsch
Professor of Chemical Biology
Sabine heads all group projects, spanning from glycoscience and glycoenzymology to industrial biotechnology.
Dr. Peter Both
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.
Dr. Christopher Gray
Chris is involved in the development of novel whole-cell biocatalyst screening technologies using mass spectrometry.
Dr. Joanne Porter
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Fabio Parmeggiani
Fabio is working as a synthetic chemist on the speciality glycans project.
Ms. Lorna Hepworth
Lorna is involved in the construction of multi-enzymatic cascades for the production of chiral amine intermediates.
Mr. Syed Ahmed
Syed works on the use of phenylalanine ammonia lyase enzymes as biocatalysts and is jointly supervised by Prof. Nick Turner.
Mr. Michel Riese
Michel is working on the development of a platform for the identification of glyco-based biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease.
Mr. Kun Huang
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.
Miss Hasina Mahood
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.
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