Irina is working on the chemical synthesis of bacterial sugars for the preparation of glycoconjugate vaccine.
Previously she worked on the synthesis of multivalent oligomeric triazole-linked glycoconjugates as anti-pathogen agents and the development of simple and easily accessible fluorescence-based methodology to assess activities of membrane-bound glycosyltransferases in the benign protozoan alga Euglena gracilis.
Her main research areas are:
- Carbohydrate synthesis
- Fluorescence-based method development
- Surface immobilisation