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Professor Elizabeth F Hounsell

Professor of Biological Chemistry

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tel: +44 (0)20 7079 0753
fax: +44 (0)20 7631 6238

About Professor Hounsell

Research interests

  • Professor Hounsell's research covers several projects looking at macromolecular interactions involved in growth control, immune surveillance and neuropathology. These areas lead on to cancer studies, autoimmunity, allergy, AIDS and infection.
    A major aim of her lab's research is to understand the role of protein glycosylation in cell regulation and to learn how to manipulate protein and oligosaccharide structure in rational drug design.
    Methods used include: NMR, MS, HPLC, GC, RAAM (enzymatic oligosaccharide sequencing) and molecular modelling. Molecules studied include: glycoproteins, proteoglycans, mammalian oligosaccharides, mucins, microbial polysaccharides, glycoconjugate allergens, mycobacterial glycoconjugates and glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchors.

The Prize is perhaps the most prestigious available in the field of crystallography, given to Sir Tom Blundell in recognition of his worldwide leadership in crystallographic innovation.

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