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Next Wave Biotherapeutics: A Marriage of Sugars and Proteins

Please join us for the 2018 Ferrier Lecture: Next Wave Biotherapeutics: A Marriage of Sugars and Proteins, by Prof. Nicola L.B. Pohl.

Therapeutics have developed from traditional plant extracts to small molecules such as aspirin.

The discovery that the protein insulin can effectively treat diabetes then spawned the research and development of modern biotherapeutics based on proteins.

Most human proteins, including antibodies, however, are naturally modified with carbohydrates and the importance of those sugars is starting to become apparent.

In this talk Professor Pohl will discuss the challenges in developing this next wave of biotherapeutics—in modifying proteins with sugars—and discuss how these problems fit into the larger questions facing the field of chemistry today.

When: Thursday 7 June, from 5.30pm for drinks and refreshments, lecture begins at 6.30pm.

Where: Te Toki a Rata Lecture Theatre 1, Gate 7 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus

RSVP before June 4