Brendan W. WrenFRCPath
Brendan Wren is a Professor of Microbial Pathogens and Dean of Faculty of Infectious and tropical dieseases. He is the member of the board of examiners for the MSc in Medical Microbiology (MM) and also lectures and examines on this course. Brendan Wren's research interests predominantly involve determining the genetic basis by which bacterial pathogens cause disease. His research group exploits a range of post genome research strategies to gain a comprehensive understanding of how these pathogens function, how they evolve and how they interact with their respective hosts. A core interest includes deciphering the bacterial glycocode and how glycostructures relate to the survival and virulence of bacterial pathogens. Brendan Wren Current research focuses on: Bacterial glycosylation and their role in virulence, Exploitation of bacterial glycosylation systems for glycoengineering towards novel antibiotic and vaccine design,Comparative phylogenomics and the evolution of bacterial virulence.