Dr. John Butcher

John Butcher
Postal address:
Glasgow Caledonian University
70 Cowcaddens Road
United Kingdom

Research interests

My research career began with a PhD project at Glasgow Caledonian University entitled "Developing inhibitory analogs to Clostridium difficile toxins".  This involved cloning and expression of receptor binding fragments of C. difficile toxins A and B and identifying peptides with therapeutic potential in C. difficile associated disease.  Thereafter, I embarked on a Medical Research Scotland funded post doctoral research project elucidating the adaptive immune response to cariogenic bacteria in the oral cavity.

I was recently appointed as a Lecturer in food Science / Microbiology at Glasgow Caledonian University.  I have continued my research into the oral adaptive immune response to oral pathogens and I am currently investigating the link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis in collaboration with Glasgow Dental Hospital and the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation in the University of Glasgow.

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  1. Published

    Implications of antimicrobial combinations in complex wound biofilms containing fungi

    Townsend, E. M., Sherry, L., Kean, R., Hansom, D., Mackay, W. G., Williams, C., Butcher, J. & Ramage, G. Sep 2017 In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 61, 9, p. e00672

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. E-pub ahead of print

    Development and characterisation of a novel three-dimensional inter-kingdom wound biofilm model

    Townsend, E., Sherry, L., Rajendran, R., Hansom, D., Butcher, J., MacKay, W., Williams, C. & Ramage, G. 14 Nov 2016 In : Biofouling - The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research . 32, 10, p. 1259-1270 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    One step closer to understanding the role of bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers: characterising the microbiome of ulcers

    Smith, K., Collier, A., Townsend, E., O’Donnell, L., Bal, A., Butcher, J., MacKay, W., Ramage, G. & Williams, C. 22 Mar 2016 In : BMC Microbiology. 16, 54

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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