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Professor Lu-Gang Yu PhD

Professor of Glyco-oncology Biochemistry & Systems Biology


Personal Statement

Research in the group is focused on the role and functional significance of carbohydrate-binding proteins (lectins), in particular galectins, in cancer development, progression and metastasis. Substantial work is on translational development of novel galectin-binding inhibitors from natural and synthetic sources as potential therapeutic agents in preventing/reducing tumour cell metastatic spreading. Research in the lab has been supported by various national and international funding agencies including MRC, CRUK, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, Northwest Cancer Research Fund, Royal Society, American Institute for Cancer Research, World Cancer Research Fund, and Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience