Projects per year
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.
Efficacy of small molecule analogues of the anti-inflammatory parasitic worm product, ES-62, in protecting against stroke
1/10/20 → 30/09/23
Project: Research - Studentship
Do Excretory Secretory protein 62 (ES-62) small molecule analogues prevent blood brain barrier breakdown after experimental stroke?
1/04/17 → 30/04/17
Project: Internally funded project
Development of acanthocheilonema viteae in meriones shawi: absence of microfilariae and production of active ES-62Lumb, F. E., Doonan, J., Corbet, M., Pineda, M. A., Harnett, M. & Harnett, W., 22 Oct 2020, In : Parasite Immunology. e12803.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Temperate propolis has anti-inflammatory effects and is a potent inhibitor of nitric oxide formation in macrophagesAlanazi, S., Alenzi, N., Fearnley, J., Harnett, W. & Watson, D. G., 14 Oct 2020, In : Metabolites. 10, 10, 17 p., 413.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile
William Harnett (Invited speaker)25 Aug 2015
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
William Harnett (Chair)30 Aug 2015 → 4 Sep 2015
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference