Professor Mark Howarth

University of Cambridge

University departments
Department of Pharmacology

Position: Professor
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Professor Mark Howarth is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Research description

Research Programme or Virtual Institute
Cancer Immunology
Secondary Programme
Fundamental Biology of Cancer
Methods and technologies
Cell culture
Fluorescence microscopy
Protein biochemistry
Protein purification
Recombinant protein expression
Tumour type interests
Small intestine
receptor tyrosine kinase
CAR-T cell
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Key publications

Simultaneous identification of viruses and viral variants with programmable DNA nanobait. Bošković F, Zhu J, Tivony R, Ohmann A, Chen K, Alawami MF, Đorđević M, Ermann N, Pereira-Dias J, Fairhead M, Howarth M, Baker S, Keyser UF. Nature Nanotechnology. 2023 Jan 16. doi: 10.1038/s41565-022-01287-x.

SpySwitch enables pH- or heat-responsive capture and release for plug-and-display nanoassembly. Vester SK, Rahikainen R, Khairil Anuar INA, Hills RA, Tan TK, Howarth M. Nature Communications 2022 Jun 28;13(1):3714.

Gastrobodies are engineered antibody mimetics resilient to pepsin and hydrochloric acid. Wicke N, Bedford MR, Howarth M. Communications Biology 2021 Aug 11;4(1):960.

NeissLock provides an inducible protein anhydride for covalent targeting of endogenous proteins. Scheu AHA, Lim SYT, Metzner FJ, Mohammed S, Howarth M. Nature Communications 2021 Jan 29;12(1):717.

Mosaic nanoparticles elicit cross-reactive immune responses to zoonotic coronaviruses in mice. Cohen AA, Gnanapragasam PNP, Lee YE, Hoffman PR, Ou S, Kakutani LM, Keeffe JR, Wu HJ, Howarth M, West AP, Barnes CO, Nussenzweig MC, Bjorkman PJ. Science 2021 Feb 12;371(6530):735-741.

Approaching infinite affinity through engineering of peptide-protein interaction. Keeble AH, Turkki P, Stokes S, Khairil Anuar INA, Rahikainen R, Hytönen VP*, Howarth M*. PNAS 2019 116:26523-26533.  *Corresponding authors