We are very pleased to share the news that St Anne’s Fellow, Professor Charlotte Deane of the Department of Statistics, has been appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to COVID-19 research.
Professor Deane said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to receive this honour. I was very fortunate to be part of an amazing team across UKRI that worked above and beyond to ensure that the UK’s amazing research community, both academic and industrial, was able to bring its collective power to bear across all of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, from economic and cultural to social and medical.’
At Oxford, Professor Deane leads the Oxford Protein Informatics Group, which works on diverse problems across protein structure, interaction networks and small molecule drug discovery; combining theoretical and empirical analysis with special interest in AI. She collaborates with experimentalists in academia and industry in experiment design to leverage the power of computation for biological insight.
Her work focusses on the development of novel algorithms, tools and databases that are openly available to the community. Examples include SAbDab, SAbPred, PanDDA and MEMOIR. These tools are widely used web resources and are also part of several Pharma drug discovery pipelines. Charlotte has consulted extensively with industry and has set up a consulting arm within her own research group as a way of promoting industrial interaction and use of the group’s software tools.
Many congratulations to Professor Deane!