Short CV/Education and training


  • 1972 – 1975
    1851 Exhibition Scholarship to the University of Cambridge; PhD Degree in the Department of Chemistry on "Peptide and Protein Sequencing by Mass Spectrometry".

  • 1968 – 1972
    University of Western Australia; First Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry.


  • 1975 – 1979
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Dept of Biochemistry, Imperial College

  • 1979 – 1986
    Lecturer, Dept of Biochemistry, Imperial College

  • 1986 – 1991
    Reader, Dept of Biochemistry, Imperial College

  • since 1991
    Professor of Carbohydrate Biochemistry, Imperial College

  • 1999 – 2001
    Head of Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College

  • 2002 – 2007
    BBSRC Professorial Fellow, Imperial College

  • since 2004
    Head GlycoTRIC Centre, Imperial College

  • 2014 – 2018
    Wellcome Senior Research Investigator, Imperial College

Selected publications

  • Macauley MS, Arlian BM, Rillahan CD, Pang PC, Bortell N, Marcondes MC, Haslam SM, Dell A, Paulson JC. Systemic blockade of sialylation in mice with a global inhibitor of sialyltransferases. J Biol Chem. (2014) 289:35149-58

  • Boztug K, Järvinen PM, Salzer E, Racek T, Mönch S, Garncarz W, Gertz EM, Schäffer AA, Antonopoulos A, Haslam SM, Schieck L, Puchałka J, Diestelhorst J, Appaswamy G, Lescoeur B, Giambruno R, Bigenzahn JW, Elling U, Pfeifer D, Conde CD, Albert MH, Welte K, Brandes G, Sherkat R, van der Werff Ten Bosch J, Rezaei N, Etzioni A, Bellanné-Chantelot C, Superti-Furga G, Penninger JM, Bennett KL, von Blume J, Dell A, Donadieu J, Klein C. JAGN1 deficiency causes aberrant myeloid cell homeostasis and congenital neutropenia. Nat Genet. (2014) 46(9):1021-7.

  • Canis K, McKinnon TA, Nowak A, Haslam SM, Panico M, Morris HR, Laffan MA, Dell A., Mapping the N-glycome of human von Willebrand factor. Biochem J. (2012) 447(2):217-28.

  • Antonopoulos A, Demotte N, Stroobant V, Haslam SM, van der Bruggen P, Dell A., Loss of effector function of human cytolytic T lymphocytes is accompanied by major alterations in N- and O-glycosylation. J Biol Chem. (2012) 287(14):11240-51.

  • P.C. Pang, P.C. Chiu, C.L. Lee, L.Y. Chang, M. Panico, H.R. Morris, S.M. Haslam, K.H. Khoo, G.F. Clark, W.S. Yeung, A. Dell, Human Sperm Binding Is Mediated by the Sialyl-Lewisx Oligosaccharide on the Zona Pellucida, Science, (2011) 333:1761-4

  • Wacker M, Linton D, Hitchen PG, Nita-Lazar M, Haslam SM, North SJ, Panico M, Morris HR, Dell A, Wren BW, Aebi M.(2002) “N-linked glycosylation in Campylobacter jejuni and its functional transfer into E. coli”. Science. 298:1790-3.

  • Dell A, Morris HR. (2001) “Glycoprotein structure determination by mass spectrometry”. Science. 291:2351-6.

  • Chui D, Sellakumar G, Green R, Sutton-Smith M, McQuistan T, Marek K, Morris H, Dell A, Marth J. (2001) “Genetic remodelling of protein glycosylation in vivo induces autoimmune disease”. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.98:1142-7.

  • Spooncer, E., Fukuda, M., Klock, J.C., Oates, J.E. and Dell A. (1984) "Isolation and characterisation of polyfucosylated lactosaminoglycan from human granulocytes" J.Biol.Chem., 259, 4792-4801.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chairman Glycobiology Group of Biochemical Society (1988-1993)

  • Executive Editor of Glycobiology (1990-2005)

  • Member of Editorial Board of Carbohydrate Research (1989-2000)

  • Member of Editorial Board of Biochemical Journal (1994-1999)

  • Member of Editorial Board of Current Opinion in Chemical Biology (since 1998)

  • Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Biological Chemistry (2001-2006)

  • Member of Editorial Board of Chemical Society Reviews (2003-2011)

  • Member of Biochemistry and Biophysics Sub-Committee of SERC (1991-1993)

  • Member of Committee of International Society for Glycobiology (1996-2001)

  • Member of BBSRC Bioinformatics/E-Science Panel (2001-2003)

  • Visiting Professor, University of San Diego (2001-2002)

  • Member of Steering Committee of NIH Consortium for Functional Glycomics (2001-2012)

  • Co-Ordinator of Analytical Core of NIH Consortium for Functional Glycomics (2002-2011)

  • Member, Royal Society Council (2003-2004)

  • Member, National Physical Laboratory RS/RAE Advisory Committee (2004-present)

  • Member, British Library Advisory Council (2004-present)

  • UK Representative on the European Science Foundation Expert Group on Structural Medicine (2004-2005)

  • UK Representative on the International Glycoconjugate Organisation (IGO) Board (2004-present)

  • Member Japanese Human Disease Glycomics Proteome Initiative (HGPI) Advisory Panel (2004-present)

  • Member Executive Committee, UK Glycosciences Forum (2005-2010)

  • Member BBSRC Council (2007-present)

  • Chair, Royal Society Mercer Committee (2009-2014)

  • President Society of Glycobiology (2011)

  • Member, International Advisory Committee, CIC NanoGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain (2011-)

  • Member, External Advisory Panel; Review of Department of Chemistry, Oxford (2012)

  • Member, External Advisory Committee, NIH Program of Excellence in Glycosciences (CardioPEG), Johns Hopkins Department of Biological Chemistry (2012-)

  • Member, External Advisory Board, Department of Biology, York (2012-)

  • Member, External Advisory Board, School of Biological Sciences, Southampton (2012-)

  • Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect, Biochemical Society (2014-)

  • Chair, Mid-term Review Panels for two BBSRC Institutes (Babraham and TGAC) (2014)

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (2014-)

  • Treasurer, Academy of Medical Sciences (2015-)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • One daughter


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