Chair of Mass Spectrometry, Director of the Michael Barber Centre for Collaborative Mass Spectrometry, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Professor Barran holds a Chair of Mass Spectrometry in the School of Chemistry and is Director of the Michael Barber Centre for Collaborative Mass Spectrometry at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, The University of Manchester, UK. From 2002-2013 she was at the University of Edinburgh as an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Biophysical Chemistry. She graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience (1994), and from Sussex University with a PhD in Chemical Physics (1998) under the supervision of Professors Tony Stace and Sir Harry Kroto. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher for Tony Stace, before moving to the University of California Santa Barbara to work with Mike Bowers. Her research interests include: Biological mass spectrometry; Instrument and technique development; Protein structure and interactions; Dynamic and Disordered Systems; Parkinson’s disease Diagnostics; HDX-MS; Proteomics; and Molecular modeling. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was awarded the Theophilius Redwood Award from the RSC in 2019, Researcher of the Year 2020 from the University of Manchester and the ACS Measurement Science Lectureship 2021. Perdita has authored over 140 publications in peer reviewed journals which have been cited over 4000 times, by people other than her.