Professor Dame Carol Robinson

MSc Chemistry. Class of 1980. President of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Professor Dame Carol Robinson holds the Chair of Dr. Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford.  She is recognised for using mass spectrometry to further her research into the 3D structure of proteins and their complexes.

Recent highlights from her work include the discovery that membrane protein complexes can be liberated from micelles in the gas phase while retaining their subunit interactions, lipid binding properties and overall topology. 

Her research has attracted international awards including the Royal Medal from the Royal Society, the Novozymes Prize 2019, the Anfinsen Award from the Protein Society and the Davy Medal and Rosalind Franklin Award from the Royal Society. 

Carol is President of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA. She holds nine honorary doctorates and received a DBE in 2013 for her contribution to science and industry.