Elaine Holmes

Elaine Holmes

Professor Holmes’ main research area focuses on applying metabolic profiling and computational modelling of biofluids and tissues to understand pathological and physiological processes. She has a broad background in metabolic chemistry, with specific expertise in spectroscopy and in chemometric modelling of spectral data. She began her research career investigating molecular mechanisms of toxicology using spectroscopic methods and then broadened the scope to research clinical pathologies in a range of clinical fields. Professor Holmes has several research projects investigating the consequences of modification of the gut microbiota and has particular interest in the gut-brain axis. This involves both the development and application of spectroscopic and chemometric methods, and in particular the fusion of metagenomic and metabonomic data to provide a readout of the functionality of the microbiome. In 2015, Professor Holmes was awarded the Interdisciplinary Prize Medal by the Royal Society of Chemistry. She holds Visiting Professorship, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China; William Glasser Visiting Professor, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia; CEU Madrid, Spain; Adjunct Professor, King Abdul Aziz University Saudi Arabia; Visiting Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette Indiana, USA. Professor Holmes has an H-index of 83 and is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher (Pharmacology 2014). She has trained over 60 PhD students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, London, UK