Elizabeth Matthews is an analytical scientist with over 15 years of experience working in the life sciences. She started her career as a research technician at University College Dublin. Elizabeth received her PhD in Biochemistry from University College Dublin in 2011 and since qualifying has worked in a multidisciplinary capacity managing the scientific, regulatory and business demands of an assay services laboratory. Over the course of her career she has contributed to a wide variety of research projects as both a technical lead and a student supervisor. Her main areas of interest have been focused on the structural and functional characterisation of O-glycosylation at mucosal surfaces and more recently she led a small group of scientists in a project assessing the potential for IgG N-glycosylation profiles derived from bovine milk to act as bio markers of disease in dairy cattle. She is currently working on the Microbe Mom project developing novel, high-throughput methods of analysis for GSL and free glycan human milk derived oligosaccharides.