Gemma Beasy

Postgraduate Student

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As part of my degree at the University of East Anglia (UEA), I am undertaking a year in industry project (August 2016-July 2017) to gain vital experience in research.

My current research is focused on recognition between carbohydrate and surface receptors such as C-type lectins and how this is essential for host defence and survival. Specifically considering how the role of autophagy is associated in C-type lectin signalling. I am working towards publication in collaboration with a colleague.

Previously, I have had experience working as a laboratory attendant at the John Innes Centre where I developed skills that I have used during my year in industry project.

I was awarded the biochemical society summer vacation studentship for 8 weeks of summer in 2016 which I conducted a research project in Nori Kawasaki’s Lab and successfully submitted the final report (see link) –https://www.scribd.com/document/327552985/SVS-Reports-2016

Lamprinaki D., Beasy G., Zhekova A., Wittmann A., James S., Dicks J., Iwakura Y., Saijo S., Wang X., Chow C. W., Roberts I., Korcsmaros T., Mayer U., Wileman T., Kawasaki N.. (2017)

LC3-Associated Phagocytosis Is Required for Dendritic Cell Inflammatory Cytokine Response to Gut Commensal Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Frontiers in immunology, 8, 1397


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