The Power List 2021
Professor of Biological Mass Spectrometry, Director Centre for Proteome Research, University of Liverpool, UK
Instrument you couldn’t live without? Much of our current proteomics work relies on the Thermo Orbitrap Tribrid series of instruments. We still make good use of the “workhorse” Q Exactive instruments, but the flexibility and the additional fragmentation capabilities of the Tribrid, particularly electron-mediated dissociation, has been really important for improving the site localization of covalent post-translational protein modifications, which is so essential for our work.
In another life… I am currently reading a book called “The Midnight Library” where someone has the opportunity to try out another life that they could have lived if they had made different choices at different times in their life. This has made me realize that there are so many things that I could be doing had I made different choices along the way – concert violinist, chef, travel writer, doctor, gardener, pop star... Who knows?