The sweet side of health and disease: Harnessing sugars to treat disease

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TTR LT1

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Kelburn campus

Wellington

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Join us for the 2019 Ferrier Research Institute lecture, which will be given by Dr Chantelle Capicciotti. The event will start with drinks and nibbles in the TTR foyer at 5.30pm. The lecture will go for an hour from 6.15 pm.

The thick “sugar coating” that covers our cells plays an important role in biology and disease. However, understanding how sugars affect biological processes and how we can target these molecules for therapies has been difficult. Dr. Capicciotti will discuss some of the challenges in understanding the biology of carbohydrates and their role in human health, and how chemistry is overcoming these hurdles to develop carbohydrate-based strategies for combatting disease.

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Dr Chantelle Capicciotti’s research sits at the interface of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology. She has a particular interest in understanding how glycans and glycoproteins interact with binding-proteins in cell-based platforms to elicit biological functions, and in developing carbohydrate-based approaches for biomarker identification, therapeutics, disease diagnosis, imaging techniques and cell-based therapies.

Dr. Capicciotti received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa in 2014 and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship from 2014-2018 at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC), University of Georgia. In 2018 she started at Queen’s University as an Assistant Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in Precision Molecular Medicine.


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TTR LT1

Te Toki a Rata

Kelburn campus

Wellington

New Zealand

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