Interdisciplinary Prize 2015 Winner


Professor Elaine Holmes
Professor Elaine Holmes
Imperial College London

 

Awarded for outstanding contributions to metabolic phenotyping and systems biology leading to novel biomarkers and mechanistic insights into toxicity and disease


About the Winner


Elaine Holmes graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University with a BSc in Biology followed by a PhD in Chemistry from Birkbeck College, London University in 1992. She undertook several postdoctoral positions in clinical translational areas and obtained a lectureship at Imperial College in 1998. She is currently a Professor of Chemical Biology and is Head of the Division of Computational and Systems Medicine in the Department of Surgery and Cancer.  

She has over 25 years experience in metabonomic technology and its applications with >350 publications in the development and application of spectroscopic profiling. She is a co-founder and non-executive director of Metabometrix, an Imperial spin-out company in metabolic profiling and has visiting positions at San Pablo University Madrid, King AbdulAziz University in Saudi Arabia and Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Science. 

Elaine is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Biology. Her academic focus is on the application of spectroscopy and cheminformatics to discovery and development of metabolic biomarkers for disease in population studies with significant contributions to cardiovascular, neuroscience, metabolic syndrome and infectious disease research. She also has a strong interest in the chemical communication between the human host and their resident gut microbiota and their effect, particularly in the early life environment.


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