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Dr Vanessa Terra

BSc PhD

Research Fellow

Room
Room 204b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+ 44 (0)207 927 2032

Vanessa obtained a Biochemistry degree from the University of Algarve (Portugal), where in her final year she worked in a project entitled "Complementation of a knockout mutant of Listeria monocytogenes" with Professor Leonor Faleiro. After she moved to the University of Leicester where she studied for a PhD entitled "Pneumococcal interactions with mucin" in the laboratory of Professor Peter Andrew.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology

Centres

Vaccine Centre

Teaching

Vanessa has been a tutor for the Medical Microbiology Master Course since 2011.

Vanessa has also been involved in the distance learning courses, firstly as a tutor and more recently as Deputy Module Organiser (Bacterial Infections).

Research

Vanessa joined the LSHTM in May 2010, funded by a BBSRC LoLa grant, aiming to develop veterinary vaccines using Protein Glycan Coupling Technology (PGCT).

 

 

Research Area
Bacteria
Drug discovery and development
Vaccines
Immunisation
Discipline
Biochemistry
Cell biology
Microbiology
Molecular biology

Selected Publications

The N-linking glycosylation system from Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is required for adhesion and has potential use in glycoengineering.
Cuccui, J. ; Terra, V.S. ; Bossé, J.T. ; Naegeli, A. ; Abouelhadid, S. ; Li, Y. ; Lin, C.W. ; Vohra, P. ; Tucker, A.W. ; Rycroft, A.N. ; Maskell, D.J. ; Aebi, M. ; Langford, P.R. ; Wren, B.W. ; BRaDP1T Consortium, . ;
Open Biol
Pneumococcal 6-Phospho-β-Glucosidase (BglA3) Is Involved in Virulence and Nutrient Metabolism.
Terra, V.S. ; Zhi, X. ; Kahya, H.F. ; Andrew, P.W. ; Yesilkaya, H. ;
Infect Immun
Galleria mellonella is an effective model to study Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae infection.
Pereira, M.F. ; Rossi, C.C. ; Queiroz, M.V. ; Martins, G.F. ; Isaac, C. ; Bossé, J.T. ; Li, Y. ; Wren, B.W. ; Terra, V.S. ; Cuccui, J. ; Langford, P.R. ; Bazzolli, D.M. ;
Microbiology
Recent developments in bacterial protein glycan coupling technology and glycoconjugate vaccine design.
Terra, V.S.; Mills, D.C.; Yates, L.E.; Abouelhadid, S.; Cuccui, J.; Wren, B.W.;
J Med Microbiol
Pyruvate formate lyase is required for pneumococcal fermentative metabolism and virulence.
Yesilkaya, H. ; Spissu, F. ; Carvalho, S.M. ; Terra, V.S. ; Homer, K.A. ; Benisty, R. ; Porat, N. ; Neves, A.R. ; Andrew, P.W. ;
Infect Immun
The pneumococcal response to oxidative stress includes a role for Rgg.
Bortoni, M.E. ; Terra, V.S. ; Hinds, J. ; Andrew, P.W. ; Yesilkaya, H. ;
Microbiology
The ability to utilize mucin affects the regulation of virulence gene expression in Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Yesilkaya, H. ; Manco, S. ; Kadioglu, A. ; Terra, V.S. ; Andrew, P.W. ;
FEMS Microbiol Lett
See all Dr Vanessa Terra's Publications