Sabine Flitsch : Interdisciplinary Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry

For her significant contributions in biological chemistry, in particular in carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology, Sabine Flitsch has been awarded the 2014 Interdisciplinary Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

She is a professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Manchester with her research group housed at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. Her research interests are on the interface of chemistry and biology with focus on applications in Biotechnology. A particular interest is the use of biocatalysis for the synthesis of complex carbohydrates and glycoconjugates such as glycolipids, glycoproteins, polysaccharides, glycomaterials and glycoarrays. These glycoarrays are used to discover new carbohydrate-protein interactions using mass spectrometry as a label-free analytical tool.