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(Dec. 13) Glycan microarrays–Powerful tools for decoding glycan recognition in infection and immunity

Last updated :2017-12-11

Topic: Glycan microarrays–Powerful tools for decoding glycan recognition in infection and immunity
Speaker: Dr. Yan Liu
(Department of Medicine, Imperial College London)
Moderator: Associate Professor XIA Wei
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Venue: A402, Fulan Academic Center, Fong Shing Hall, Guangzhou South Campus, SYSU

About the speaker:
Dr Yan Liu is the Microarray Project Leader in the Glycosciences Laboratory at Imperial College London. She joined the group of Professor Ten Feizi in 2005 as an organic chemist and developed novel glycan probes for microarray studies. Her work has been extended to microarray analyses of diverse carbohydrate binding systems of biomedical interest. Notable among these are studies of pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza virus and other human pathogenic viruses of Papillomaviridae, Polyomaviridae and Adenoviridae families, Toxoplasma gondii and related Apicomplexan parasites, and the broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies.

Having contributed to the setting up of the Carbohydrate Microarray Facility, she has been playing a leading role in running the Facility as a biomedical resource for the broad scientific community. Her expertise in the field of glycan arrays has been well recognised internationally. She is a member of the MIRAGE (Minimum Information Required for A Glycomics Experiment) Commission and the lead author of the recently published MIRAGE glycan microarray guidelines. She is an accomplished chemist/glycoscientist with over 60 publications. Her main research interest is to develop ultrasensitive microarray approaches to explore glycomes of cells and tissues for understanding details of glycan recognition in infection and immunity, with a particular focus on pathogen-host interactions.