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Johnston Professor of Biochemistry, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool

Prof Jeremy E Turnbull heads the Molecular Glycobiology Research group which currently comprises 8 members (2 Postdoctoral Fellows, 1 Technician and 5 PhD students). Their research interests cover the molecular glycobiology of heparan sulphates (a specialized class of multi-functional glycoproteins) in the nervous system in development and disease. Major topics of interest include the structure-activity relationships of these complex glycans; development of glycomics approaches for systems level investigation of HS glycans; their functional roles in complex biological systems; applications in stem cell biology and in neurodegenerative diseases, including development of new drugs for Alzheimer's disease and cancer.


  • 2003–present
    Johnston Professor of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool


  • 1990 
    University of Manchester, PhD
  • 1983 
    University of Wales (Swansea College), BSc (Hons)