Prof Anne Dell
Glycomics and Glycoproteomics: Powerful Technologies for Microbiology
Characterising Protein Glycosylation in Pili, Flagella and S-Layers of Pathogens
Anne Dell was a chemistry undergraduate at the University of Western Australia before undertaking a PhD at the University of Cambridge supported by an 1851 Exhibition Research Scholarship. She moved to Imperial College London for her postdoc where she rose through the ranks to a Personal Chair in 1991. She was Head of the Biochemistry Department from 1999-2001. She was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 2002 and was awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to science in 2009. Anne was amongst the first investigators to successfully apply soft ionization mass spectrometry to carbohydrate containing biopolymers. Over the past thirty years she has led a major group that has been at the leading edge of the development of many mass spectrometric methods for glycomic and glycoproteomic analyses, especially in the area of biomedical research. Her laboratory provides structural underpinning for programmes of research seeking to define the biological roles that carbohydrates play in health and disease.