Anne Dell

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Professor Anne Dell
Born (1950-09-11)11 September 1950
Perth, Western Australia
Citizenship Australian, British
Alma mater
Scientific career
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions Imperial College London
Thesis Peptide and protein sequencing by mass spectrometry (1975)
Doctoral advisor Howard R. Morris

Anne Dell CBE FRS FMedSci (b. 11 Sept 1950)[1] is an Australian biochemist specialising in the study of glycomics and the carbohydrate structures that modify proteins.[2] She is currently Professor of Carbohydrate Biochemistry at Imperial College London.[3]

Dell was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.[4]

Early life[edit]

Anne Dell was the youngest of seven children and grew up on a farm in the Australian outback, where she was educated at home by her mother using Correspondence School lessons until the age of eleven.[5][6][7]

Education and research[edit]

After gaining a First Class Honours degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Western Australia, Dell was awarded an 1851 Exhibition Scholarship to study for a PhD at the University of Cambridge.[8][7] As she was awarded her PhD in 1975 her doctoral supervisor, Howard R. Morris, moved to Imperial College London as a lecturer in biochemistry and brought Dell with him.[9] She would remain at Imperial for the rest of her career.[7]


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. 11 Sep 2014. p. 43. 
  2. ^ "Sex, immunity ... and carbohydrates". The Guardian. October 25, 2001. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Professor Anne Dell". Imperial College London. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ "No. 59090". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 2009. p. 7. 
  5. ^ Gross, Michael (2015). The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry: Volume 9: Historical Perspectives, Part B: Notable People in Mass Spectrometry. Amsterdam: Elsevier. p. 51. ISBN 0-08-100379-X. 
  6. ^ "Professor Anne Dell". Speakers 4 Schools. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "Spotlight: Professor Anne Dell" (PDF). Reporter. Imperial College London. October 23, 2015. p. 10. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Professor Anne Dell CBE FRS FMedSci" (PDF). Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ Gay, Hannah (2007). The history of Imperial College London, 1907-2007 : higher education and research in science, technology and medicine. New York: Imperial College Press. p. 505. ISBN 1-86094-709-3. 


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