Professor Roy Goodacre named on `The Analytical Scientist’s Power List for second year

Professor Roy Goodacre from the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology has been featured in the Analytical Scientist’s Power List for the second year in a row. 

The Power List celebrates the tremendous range of talent, ingenuity and leadership present across all corners of analytical science on a global scale. Winners were nominated by readers of the Analytical Scientist with the final selection made by a panel of independent judges. 

The Power List 2020 lists highlights 10 analytical chemists from each continent, excluding Antarctica. 

Professor Goodacre joined the University of Liverpool in 2018 as Chair of Biological Chemistry. Having trained in both microbiology and mass spectrometry, Professor Goodacre leads the Centre for Metabolomics Research and the Laboratory for Bioanalytical Spectroscopy.  He was a founder of both the Metabolomics Society and the scientific journal ‘Metabolomics’, of which he is currently Editor-in-Chief. To date Professor Goodacre has two international patents, published more than 400 peer reviewed research articles and edited two books on metabolomics. 

Professor Goodacre said: “My interest in science started when my parents bought me a microscope for Christmas when I was 8 years old. Though I initially wanted to be a surgeon, I realised you needed blood to stay alive, and I became fascinated by science and the workings of things I couldn’t see. Later, during my spare time at school, I started using paper chromatography to separate out the different chlorophylls in grass and plants in the playground – it was amazing. I was hooked! 

Professor Sonia Rocha, Executive Dean of the Institute said: “This is just the latest in a long list of achievements for Roy. He is a natural leader and is known for his innovative methods. It is for precisely these reasons that Roy was recently appointed as Research and Impact Lead for the Institute.  Under his leadership we hope he will inspire us to achieve excellent research with impact across our research areas. Roy is a role model to us all”. 


2020 has been a very tough year with lockdowns and the lack of social interaction affecting men’s mental health. So this Movember Roy has shaved off his goatee and growing a moustache. Movember is aiming to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and hopefully you can help. 

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