Professor Pauline Rudd

Professor of Glycobiology
University College Dublin

Professor Pauline M. Rudd BSc, LRIC, MA (Oxon), PhD is the Adjunct Professor of Glycobiology at University College, Dublin. She heads the GlycoSciences Research Group at the National Institute for BioProcessing Research and Training in Ireland (NIBRT) where she is also a consultant. She is also a Visiting Investigator at the Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), in A-Star, Singapore.
Pauline Rudd has many links with academic groups, regulators and pharmaceutical companies across the world because GlycoScience is a major area of specialised expertise required to probe the pathways in diseases and to ensure the safety and efficacy of biotherapeutic drugs, such as monoclonal antibodies for cancer and autoimmune disorders.

Professor Rudd obtained a BSc in Chemistry at the University of London and a PhD in Glycobiology at the Open University, UK. She was a Founding Scientist of Wessex Biochemicals (later Sigma London), Visiting Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute, CA, Visiting Professor of Biochemistry at Shanghai Medical University PRC, Visiting Scientist at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and Erskine Visiting Fellow, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London and a Visiting Professor at St. George’s Hospital, London and an Adjunct Professor at North Eastern University, Boston, NUI Galway and Trinity College Dublin.  

She has more than 300 scientific publications and has given over 350 lectures and seminars at international meetings. Her research has focussed on developing novel technologies and bioinformatics programmes to probe disease related glycosylation changes and systems biology, particularly in cancer and immunology. She has held seven FP7 grants with colleagues from many EU countries. In 2010 she was awarded the James Gregory Medal and an Agilent Thought Leader award and in 2012 she received a Waters Global Innovation award. In 2014 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg University, Sweden. Before moving her group to Dublin in 2006,


Professor Rudd was a member of the Oxford Glycobiology Institute for 25 years. When she left she was a Senior Research Fellow and a University Reader in Glycobiology.

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