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Cloning, expression, purification and analysis of novel protein bioligands

Dublin City University

Brief of Description of Project

Diagnostic and Cell Surface Biochemistry

Our group has identified a family of novel carbohyrdrate binding proteins that are of keen interest 
to the biopharmaceutical industry. This porjet would clone , purify mutagenise and characterise 
these novel protein bioligands. Our novel ELLA analytical system (see recent publication below) will 
be used to characterise these interesting bioligands. The project is a complimantary mix of protein 
biochemistry and molecular biological techniques.

H. Alwael, D. Connolly, P. Clarke, R. Thompson, B. Twamley, B. O'Connor and B. Paull.
‘Pipette-tip selective extraction of glycoproteins with lectin modified gold nano-particles on a polymer monolithic phase’. 
(2011) The Analyst , 136 , 2619-2628. 
R. Thompson, A. Creavin, M. O’Connell, B. O’Connor, P. Clarke ‘Optimisation of the enzyme-linked lectin assay for enhanced glycoprotein 
and glycoconjugate analysis’. (2011) Analytical Biochemistry , 413 , 2, 114-122. 


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  • Recombinant Protein Biochemistry
    Established in 2009 with the support of Science Foundation Ireland, we are a multi-disciplinary R&D cluster, dedicated to advancing technology and analysis solutions for the benefit of enterprise and society.We are focused on the delivery of a pipeline of specialist expertise and the delivery of innovative analysis technologies through collaboration and partnership.