Mr Gavin McCabe

Research project: Characterisation of collagen-like proteins in Lactobacillus fermentum 3872

Abstract

Cloning collagen-like encoding genes for expression and purification.  Characterisation of the proteins and their role in the lifestyle of the probiotic bacterium L.fermentum 3872.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Characterisation of collagen-like proteins in Lactobacillus fermentum 3872
  • Research supervisor: Professor Andrey Karlyshev
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Alan Seddon

Biography

I took a BA degree in Biochemistry at Oxford university followed by study at Glasgow University and a MRes in Molecular Biophysics at King's College.  I have also worked outside science in different areas: mainly accounts but also horticulture for a period.

Areas of research interest

  • Probiotic bacteria
  • Collagen-like proteins

Qualifications

  • BA Biochemistry, Oxford University
  • MRes Molecular Biophysics, Randall Division, King's College, London

Funding or awards received

  • MRC funding for the MRes Molecular Biophysics

Publications

The Effectiveness of Potential Probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus Vahe and Lactobacillus delbrueckii IAHAHI in Irradiated Rats Depends on the Nutritional Stage of the Host.  Astghik Z. Pepoyan et al.  Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, May 2020.