Supervisor: Dr Elisabeth Lowe
I studied at Newcastle University and graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry and an MRes in Cancer research. I am very interested in protein biochemistry and its fundamental role in microbial glycobiology
Project Title: How does Capsular Polysaccharide Degradation by Group A Streptococcus contribute to its survival?
My project is looking into the potential mechanism that Group A Streptococcus may utilise to provide a food source for itself in the absence of a carbon source. This mechanism may rely on the digestion of its own glyco-capsule which is a virulence factor used to evade the immune system, yet is comprised of polysaccharides.
Demonstrating/teaching at Newcastle University