Norman Heatley Award 2017 Winner


Dr Mark Howarth
Dr Mark Howarth
University of Oxford

 

Awarded for the creation of a new family of irreversible protein interactions, with wide ranging application, through engineering genetically-encoded peptides

 

 


About the Winner


Mark Howarth has been a group leader in Oxford University Department of Biochemistry since 2007. This year he spun-out the company SpyBiotech. He did postdoctoral studies at MIT Department of Chemistry with Alice Ting, where he developed monovalent streptavidin and single molecule probes for tracking neurotransmitter receptors. His doctoral work with Tim Elliott at Southampton University established principles for selection of peptides for surveillance by the immune system. His laboratory have developed a range of ultra-stable biochemical interactions through engineering of bacterial superglues. These tools are being applied to vaccine development, enzyme stabilisation, biomaterials and assembly of molecular teams for cancer detection and killing.


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