The research of my group focuses on developing new chemical tricks to study and manipulate the immune system. We are particularly interested in the field of therapeutic cancer vaccination: where we try to harness a patient's own immune system to fight off an existing tumour. To achieve this, we make new compounds and test these in model vaccines. We also study the biochemical changes our compounds induce in great detail. The techniques we use are a combination of organic synthesis, cell biology and immunology.
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