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Name Dr Tony Corfield
Job title Honorary Senior Lecturer
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, PhD(Wales), FRSC, FRSC, CChem
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Biochemical Society
Royal Society of Chemistry
British Society of Gastroenterology
Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie
Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der Sialinsauren e.V.
UK Glycoscience Forum
Keywords mucosal barrier
mucosal surfaces
diseases
microflora
glycobiology
Areas of expertise We are studying the defensive functions of the mucosal barrier in the gastrointestinal and female reproductive tracts and at the ocular surface. The work entails analysis of the structure and interaction of the secreted mucus barrier and the glycocalyx with protective proteins and peptides. An important part of the ongoing work is the integration of glycoscience in the biology and technology to investigate these properties. The object is to define the mechanisms responsible for the maintenance of a continuous and effective defence and to identify the nature of changes that results in the loss of protection. This allows us to devise better methods to detect disease and to propose improved therapy and strategy for disease management.
Languages (other than English)
German spoken    written
Portuguese spoken   
French spoken