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Professor Gideon Davies FRS FMedSci

Job Title
Professor of Biological Chemistry
Department

Institution
University of York
Year elected
2014

Interests

Specialities

Biological chemistry of carbohydrates: from enzymes through to in vivo applications of small molecules

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Physics, chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, mathematics, informatics and engineering applied to biomedicine

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Gideon Davies, who is Professor of Biological Chemistry at University of York, has made world-leading contributions to Biochemistry. He has made fundamental additions to our understanding of enzyme mechanism and carbohydrate biochemistry. As a direct result of his work into the conformation of sugars during turnover, he described the rational design of highly potent inhibitors of O-linked glucosamine modifying enzymes. These compounds are showing potential as treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Recently he has turned to study the human microbiota, which are now recognised to be an essential component of human health, and their carbohydrate metabolism is implicated in several disease states.

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