Team members – Vanessa Gwenin


Research scientists / postdoctoral researchers:


website picVanessa Gwenin

Vanessa is a Research Officer currently working on both a serology test for Buruli Ulcerans and on the novel drug delivery system aimed at cancer chemotherapy. Van initially joined the team in 2009 in which she contributed to the intellectual property on both TB detection and Cancer prodrug therapy. After an enjoyable maternity leave, she has returned part-time to help drive both projects forward and provide grant and research support.

Education:
2010 – Entry certificate in welsh second level: The use of welsh, Bangor University
2008 – MS.c (Distinction): Biochemistry, University of Pretoria, SA
2006 – BS.c (Hons) with Distinction: Biochemistry, University of Pretoria, SA
2005 – BS.c Biochemistry (Distinction)

Papers:
• V. V. Gwenin, P. Paramasivan, J. Halliwell, P. Ball, G. Robinson, C. D. Gwenin, (2015). Identification of novel nitroreductases from Bacillus cereus and their interaction with the CB1954 prodrug, Biochem Pharmacol, 98, 392-402. DOI: 10.1016/j.bcp.2015.09.01
• V. V. Gwenin, C. D. Gwenin, and M. Kalaji, (2011), Colloidal Gold Modified with a Genetically Engineered Nitroreductase: Toward a Novel Enzyme Delivery System for Cancer Prodrug Therapy, Langmuir, 27: 14300-14307. DOI: 10.1021/la202951p
• M. Beukes, Y. Lemmer, M. Deysel, J. R. Al Dulayymi, M. S. Baird, G. Koza, M. M. Iglesias, R. R. Rowles, C. Theunissen, J. Grooten, G. Toschi, V. V. Roberts, L. Pilcher, S. Van Wyngaardt, N. Mathebula, M. Balogun, A. C. Stoltz, J. A. Verschoor, (2010), Structure–function relationships of the antigenicity of mycolic acids in tuberculosis patients, Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 163: 800-808.
• Y. Benadie, M. Deysel, , G. S. Siko, V. V. Roberts, S. van Wyngaardt, S. T. Thanyani, G. Sekanka, A. M. C. Ten Bokum, L. A. Pilcher, J. Grooten, M. S. Baird, J. A. Verschoor, (2008), Cholesteroid Nature of Free Mycolic Acids from M. tuberculosis, Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 152: 95-103.
• S. T. Thanyani, V. V. Roberts, D. G. R. Siko, P. Vrey, J. A. Verschoor, (2008), A novel application of affinity biosensor technology to detect antibodies to mycolic acid in tuberculosis patients, Journal of Immunological Methods, 332: 1-72.

Patents:
• Kit and method – Publication No. WO 2016/024116 A1
Compositions and Methods – Publication No. WO 2016/024118
• Drug activation carrier, WO2011026898-A2; WO 2011/026898-A3; EP2473197-A2; US 2012/232328-A1
• Method for determining the presence or absence of a biomarker – Publication No. WO 2012/153111 A1

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Gwenin - Applied Research in Chemistry and Public Health (ARCH)

School of Chemistry, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, UK

Direct Line: 0044 1248 383741 email: c.d.gwenin@bangor.ac.uk

Applied Research in Chemistry and Public Health (ARCH)

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News: June 2018

We presented at the North Wales Clinical Research Centre Conference

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News: June 2018

Congratulations to Mohammad Rizwan who will be joining us on the CALIN project from August

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News: May 2018

Alice held a successful CALIN PhD forum

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News: May 2018

CarolCarol Thomas joins our team

News: April 2018

jos.jpgJosh has now joined us for an MRes with Phytorigins via funding from the new KESS 2 programme in the field of Biosensors.