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Prof Lu-Gang Yu PhD

Professor of Glyco-oncology Cellular and Molecular Physiology


Personal Statement

Research in the group is focused on the roles of cell glycosylation and carbohydrate-binding proteins, in particular galectins, in cancer development, progression and metastasis. A substantial part of the research is focused on developing galectin-targeted therapeutic agents to prevent/inhibit tumour cell spreading in metastasis. Research in the lab is supported by various funding agencies including MRC, CRUK, BBSRC, American Institute for Cancer Research, World Cancer Research Fund, and North West Cancer Research Fund.