Probing the roles bacteria play in infant health: Investigations into the glycobiology of human milk oligosaccharides
Address the development of chemical tools using novel methodologies, both organic and biological
Evaluate the effectiveness of such tools using molecular modelling, enzyme kinetics and protein chemistry
Use these tools to identify new, and learn how, carbohydrate-based enzymes are involved in biological systems
Associate Professor Keith Stubbs
I completed my undergraduate and PhD studies at UWA, followed by postdoctoral studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. I am currently a Research Associate Professor and head of the GlycoPlus laboratory. My research interests are synthetic chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology.
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Any interested researchers wanting to collaborate are more than welcome to email me to start discussions on topics.
- Prof. David Vocadlo, Simon Fraser University
- Prof. Gideon Davies, University of York
- Dr. Brian Mark, University of Manitoba
- Dr. Alisdair Boraston, University of Victoria
- Prof. Shinya Fushinobu
- Prof. Takane Katayama
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