Carmen Galan is Professor in Organic and Biological Chemistry at the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Carbohydrate Research. Carmen received her PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia, USA, working under the supervision of Professor Geert-Jan Boons. She then did her postdoctoral work with Professor Chi-Huey Wong (Scripps Research Institute) and later with Professor Sarah O’Connor (MIT). Carmen began a lectureship at Bristol in 2006 before being appointed to the role of Professor in 2017. Carmen is the recipient of the 2017 RSC Carbohydrate Chemistry Dextra award.
Carmen’s independent research covers a diverse area of inter- and multidisciplinary research at the Chemistry Biology interface. Her work spans carbohydrate synthesis, medicinal chemistry, catalysis, functional nanomaterials and biological applications in the areas of cancer, antimicrobials and plant nanobionics.