Professor Bob Lauder

Personal Chair

Research Overview

Research in the Lauder Lab falls under two themes, both of which seek to understand the molecular processes underpinning disease;

  1. Structure and Function of Glycosaminoglycans, and,
  2. Bacterial Toxins and Sudden Death.

We are elucidating the structure and function of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and the proteoglycans (PGs) to which they are attached because normal age- and abnormal pathology-related changes may represent early markers of damage and disease, especially in osteoarthritis.

We are examining the mechanisms of bacterial toxin production because these toxins may be responsible for previously unexplained deaths, and, production of the toxins can be massively influenced by a range of environmental and systemic factors.