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Alisdair Boraston, University of Victoria, Canada.
This is the user page of Alisdair ("Al") Boraston. I am an Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Interactions, and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. I obtained by PhD working on carbohydrate-binding modules (CBMs - at the time they were cellulose-binding domains) under Dr. Douglas Kilburn and Dr. Tony Warren at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. After a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada funded post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Gideon Davies in the YSBL at the University of York, UK, where I worked on the structures of CBMs and glycoside hydrolases (GHs), I returned to my hometown of Victoria to take up my current position. My research program currently focuses on the structures and functions of carbohydrate-active enzymes, including their CBMs, which are involved in plant cell wall polysaccharide depolymerization and microbial pathogenesis.