MA student in Experimental Health Sciences
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Institut Armand-Frappier
Award-winning publication: Polysaccharides from Burkholderia species as targets for vaccine development, immunomodulation and chemical synthesis
Published in: Natural Product Reports
The work led by Maude Cloutier details the structure and biological activity of polysaccharides, as well as the synthesis methods used to prepare them. It also sheds light on the research to develop vaccines against the Burkholderia species of bacteria. By presenting an overview of the issues surrounding the bacteria, she provides a complete picture that research teams in a range of sectors can draw upon. In the current global context, it is critical that efforts be invested to develop vaccines to counter the bacteria that may be considered potential bioterrorism agents.