The 2020 Morton Lecture: The key role of lipids in the synthesis of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis cell envelope and identification of new drug targets

Professor Gurdyal S. Besra is the winner of the 2020 Morton Lecture, which is awarded to researchers who have made outstanding contributions to lipid biochemistry.

Gurdyal’s research focuses on improving our understanding of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cell-wall assembly, the discovery of novel mycobacterial lipid antigens, the identification of novel drug targets for tuberculosis, and the identification and chemical synthesis of mycobacterial CD1 lipids for evaluation of their immunological properties for a range of medical applications.

His award lecture at this webinar will cover how highly specialised lipids found in the cell envelope of M. tuberculosis contribute to the essentiality of the organism both in terms of integrity and assembly, offering the potential identification of new drug targets. Register for free now.


Jul 07 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Biochemical Society


Biochemical Society
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