Sabine Flitsch is Professor of Chemical Biology at The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. Her research is truly interdisciplinary and lies on the interface of chemistry and biology with focus on applications in Biotechnology. She has published 58 papers since 2008, notably Nature Chemistry exploring the use of Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry (IM-MS) for potential use in carbohydrate sequencing.
She was awarded the 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Interdisciplinary Award which is testament to many years of high-impact and internationally collaborative research. As PI of the recently BBSRC funded IBCarb Network (2014–2018) she is devoted to growing the UK glycoscientists network supporting the development of tools for biotechnology and bioenergy providing new technologies to market and innovative manufacturing processes.
She is very active in promotion of glycobiotechnology to stakeholders, STEM students and the general public, exhibiting The Complex Life of Sugars at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2013 and participating in the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme designed to enhance knowledge-based decisions and facilitate better awareness of EU policies.