Prof Pauline M. Rudd BSc, LRIC, MA (Oxon), FISSR, PhD was the NIBRT Professor of Glycoproteomics and Glycobiology at University College Dublin from 2006-2018. She headed the NIBRT GlycoScience Group and is now a member of the NIBRT SAB. She is an Emeritus Fellow of the Conway Institute. Since 2015, she has been a Visiting Investigator at the Bioprocessing Technology Institute, AStar, Singapore.
Pauline obtained a BSc in Chemistry at the University of London (Westfield College) and a PhD in Glycobiology at the Open University, UK. She was a Founding Scientist of Wessex Biochemicals (later Sigma London) and after a long career break to raise 4 children, she became a member of the Oxford Glycobiology Institute (GBI) for 25 years. She is a member of Wolfson College.
When she left the GBI she was a Senior Research Fellow and a University Reader. She has also been a Visiting Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute, CA, Visiting Professor of Biochemistry at Shanghai Medical University PRC, Visiting Scientist at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and Erskine Visiting Fellow, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. Prof Pauline M. Rudd is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London and a Visiting Professor at St. George’s Hospital, London and an Adjunct Professor at North Eastern University, Boston, University College, Dublin, NUI Galway, and Trinity College Dublin.
Pauline has more than 350 scientific publications (2018 H-index 80) and given over 400 lectures and seminars at international meetings. In 2016 she was included in the Top 50 Women in Science and in 2016 and 2017 was one of the top 100 researchers in the Medicine Maker list (drug discovery). In 2010 Prof Pauline M. Rudd was awarded the James Gregory Medal and an Agilent Thought Leader award, in 2012 she received a Waters Global Innovation Award in NIBRT and in 2017 in BTI AStar Singapore. She has been awarded a 2019 Achievement Award (one of the top 5%) in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World listees.
She received an honorary doctorate at the Sahlgrenska Institute, University of Gothenburg (2015) and the International Glycoconjugate Organisation Award for contributions to GlycoScience (2017).
She has given over 100 public understanding of science talks, including the opening address at the Chataqua Institution (Buffalo) summer season and the final talk at the 2000 State of the World conference in New York. She has contributed a number of publications in the Science and Religion field, including a chapter in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion.
Her many scientific interests include developing pioneering glycosylation analytical automated technologies and software which have been applied to understanding structure/function relationships in glycoproteins, immunology, multiomics disease pathways, clinical markers in immunology and cancer, and in pharmaceutical bioprocessing.