Dr Vera Knäuper
Telephone:+44 (0)29 2074 2595
Major research interests in my group focus on the understanding of metalloproteinase function in the arthritic diseases and cancer. The groups main focus is to understand the role of metalloproteinases in cellular signalling at the molecular level and design novel therapeutic regimens to combat arthritic disease and cancer.
- Generation of inhibitory scFv antibodies (ARC funded)
- Characterisation of RECK, a novel MMP inhibitor (ARC funded, Collaboration with Prof. Gillian Murphy, Cambridge University, UK)
- Characterisation of MMP28 (collaboration with Prof. Ian Clark University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)
- Matrix metalloproteinase research group leader