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Professor Roy Goodacre FRSC, FLSW, FSAS

Professor of Biological Chemistry Biochemistry, Cell and Systems Biology


Personal Statement

Roy's degree is in Microbiology from the University of Bristol (1988) and he was awarded his PhD in 1992 in mass spectrometry applied to microbiological problems. From 1992-2003 he was a PDRA, Wellcome Trust Fellow and Microbiology Lecturer in the University of Wales Aberystwyth. In 2003 he moved to UMIST to be Reader in Analytical Science and was awarded his chair in 2005 in The School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester.
In Nov 2018 he moved to Liverpool as Professor in Biological Chemistry and helped establish the Centre for Metabolomics Research.

Roy helped establish the Metabolomics Society, and is currently serving as its President. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Metabolomics, a Director of the UK's Metabolic Profiling Forum, and a trustee of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund.

Online via:
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Keywords: AMR; chemometrics; food security; GC-MS; LC-MS; metabolomics; infrared spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; SERS; single cell imaging.

Prizes or Honours

  • Nils Foss Excellence Prize 2021 (Nils Foss, 2021)
  • Charles Mann Award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy (The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), 2021)
  • 2021 Analytical Division Horizon Prize: Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2021)
  • Honorary Fellow (Metabololomics Society, 2016)
  • Industrially-Sponsored Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005)

Funded Fellowships

  • Fellow (Learned Society of Wales , 2017)
  • Fellow (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017)
  • Fellow (Society for Applied Spectroscopy, 2015)