Dr Dimitris Latousakis


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Glycobiology of host-microbe interactions in the gut

My current research as a post-doctoral research scientist in Dr Nathalie Juge’s lab focuses on the interactions between gut microbiota and its host, with a specific interest in the role that microbial and host glycans play in these processes. To investigate these interactions, I use a range of approaches spanning the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and analytical chemistry.

Prior to joining the Quadram Institute, I studied Agricultural Biotechnology and graduated with an Award of Excellence from the Agricultural University of Athens. I then pursued a MSc degree in Molecular Medicine at the University of East Anglia, during which I carried out my dissertation project at the John Innes Centre, in Professor Rob Field’s lab. There, I worked on developing novel inhibitors of carbohydrate-active enzymes and discovered the field of Glycobiology

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