Lorna Proudfoot

Lorna Proudfoot

Dr Lorna Proudfoot



I graduated from Glasgow University in 1991 from the Department of Biochemistry with a PhD entitled 'Dynamic aspects of the nematode surface'. I then moved on to Dundee University Biochemistry Department for my first post-doctoral research where I studied parasite glycoconjugates with Prof Mike Ferguson and Dr Malcolm McConville. My second post-doc was with Professor Eddy Liew at the Department of Immunology, Glasgow University in 1993 where I investigated the effect of Leishmania parasite glycoconjugates on the innate immune system and production of nitric oxide. In 1996 I became a lecturer here at the School of Applied Sciences.



Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • SQA (QAA) National Validation - Chair of the HN Group Award Validation of the HND Applied Biological Sciences, June 2005.



  • Nanotox 2010, Edinburgh Napier University


External Examining/Validations

  • PhD External Examiner, Edinburgh University Glyn Ball. An evaluation of the Nippostrongylus brasiliensis infection in the rat as a model for the development of subunit vaccines against nematode parasites of ruminants.
  • PhD External Examiner, Glasgow University Claire Roberts. Biophysical properties of the nematode surface.


Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Grant Reviewer

  • Reviewer for Research Grants: Medical Research Council, BBSRC, Broad Foundation, SPARC (EPSRC & BBSRC), NWO-nano Technology foundation STW (Netherlands).


Invited Speaker

  • Inflammation and Inflammatory Disease, Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • NanoImpactNet Q-Nano, University College Dublin
  • British Society for Parasitology, Edinburgh University Oral presentation in the ‘Immunomodulation by Helminths’ session


Public Engagement Activity

  • Edinburgh International Science Festival, April 2011. FluFighters, Discover Science event at the Museum of Scotland



  • Reviewer for Research Journals: Immunology, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Parasite Immunology, Parasitology Research, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.


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