Paper in JBC – Engineered anti-inflammatory peptides inspired by mapping an evasin-chemokine interaction. Our latest paper on the development of anti-inflammatory peptides inspired by tick evasins is out now in Journal of Biological Chemistry. Multi-disciplinary collaborative work with Prof. Shoumo Bhattacharya & Prof. Carol Robinson Groups, with Benoit Darlot & James Eaton from the group leading the study. This work was funded by the BHF, Oxford BHF Centre for Research Excellence and SBM.
Congratulations to Benoit Darlot who has been awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize to continue his work on tick protein derived anti-inflammatory peptides beyond his DPhil for a period of 6 months.
Attendance at the Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry and Biology of Peptides 2020 in Ventura, CA, USA. (9-14/02/2020) Benoit Darlot presented his work on tick saliva protein inspired anti-inflammatory peptides to the peptide community in Ventura. Great opportunity to share the lab’s work and get inspiration from the growing peptide community. (Blog by B.D.)
Kawamura Group DPhil students presented their work at the RSC Chemical Biology and Bio–organic Group Postgraduate Symposium in Southampton. Great job Loane Serano, Klem Simelis, Grace Roper & Raphael Reinbold for presenting their posters, and Benoit Darlot for the oral presentation on his exciting work on anti-inflammatory peptides derived from tick saliva proteins – our collaborative work with Prof. Shoumo Bhattacharya.
Congratulations Yara Alenazi for completing her D.Phil, thesis title “Targeting the chemokine signalling pathway using tick saliva peptides”. Thank you to the examiners Prof. Antje Beling and Prof. Charles Redwood. (Joint supervision – Prof. Shoumo Bhattacharya)
Many congratulations to James Eaton for successfully defending his D.Phil thesis on “Characterisation of Novel Evasins”. Thanks to Prof. Gerard Graham from University of Glasgow and Prof. Chris Schofield for being his examiner, and BHF CRE for supporting his studentship. Read James’ work on tick saliva evasins [Ref 55][Ref 67][Ref 69] (Joint-supervision Prof. Shoumo Bhattacharya)