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Personal Statement

I joined the Department of Immunology at Strathclyde University as a lecturer in 1991 and was appointed Professor of Molecular Immunology in 2002. Immunology was one of five University departments, which merged to form Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) in 2006. I acted as Director of Research in SIPBS from August 2009 until the end of 2013 and was previously Head of The immunology Department during the academic year, 2005-6.

My research interests lie in elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which parasitic worms modulate the host immune system. A particular focus is on ES-62, an anti-inflammatory molecule secreted by the filarial nematode Acanthocheilonema viteae, which we are currently exploiting with a view to developing novel drugs for allergic and autoimmune diseases. This interest in immunology and parasitology also extends to my areas of teaching.

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Projects 2005 2019

Research Output 2002 2019

Site-specific glycoproteomic characterization of ES-62: the major secreted product of the parasitic worm Acanthocheilonema viteae

North, S. J., Botchway, K., Doonan, J., Lumb, F. E., Dell, A., Harnett, W. & Haslam, S. M., 30 Aug 2019, In : Glycobiology. 29, 8, p. 562-571 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Acanthocheilonema
Phosphorylcholine
Helminths
Polysaccharides
Glycosylation
Acanthocheilonema
Homeostasis
Obesity
Diet
Glucose

Thesis

Prizes

Professorship
Medicine

Activities 2008 2015

  • 20 Participation in conference
  • 20 Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
  • 7 Invited talk
  • 5 Editorial board member

Molecular and Cellular Biology of Helminth Parasites IX

William Harnett (Speaker)
30 Aug 20154 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Molecular and Cellular Biology of Helminth Parasites IX

William Harnett (Chair)
30 Aug 20154 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference