Honorary Professor: Gordan Lauc
Professor Lauc graduated in Molecular Biology and obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.
Gordan Lauc has been made an Honorary Professor in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
His postdoctoral training was at the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics in Münster and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
He has published in the field of glycobiology for over 20 years.
Professor Lauc's current work mostly focuses on the complex genetics of protein glycosylation and the role of alternative glycosylation in common diseases.
His laboratory performed the first large scale studies of the human plasma glycome and the human IgG glycome.
These analyses were the basis for the subsequent genome-wide association studies, which identified some key genes that regulate protein glycosylation.
Professor Lauc has been invited to lecture at numerous international conferences. In 2011 he was inducted into the prestigious Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.
He has organised a number of conferences, including the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Glycoscience, which resulted in the creation of the European Glycoscience Forum.
He is a member of the Board of the International Glycoscience Organisation and the Steering Committee of the European Glycoscience Forum.