Helen Walden FRSE

Professor Helen Walden

Joined the Board in October 2023

Helen Walden is a Professor of Structural Biology and Head of the School of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Glasgow. She holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Bath and a PhD in Structural Biology from the University of St Andrews. She carried out her postdoctoral training at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, US.

In 2005, she established her own research group at the London Research Institute of Cancer Research UK (now part of the Francis Crick Institute). In 2013, she moved to the MRC Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee and relocated in 2017 to the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on mechanisms of ubiquitin signalling, with particular emphasis on DNA repair and neurodegenerative disorders.

In 2011 Helen was elected an EMBO Young Investigator, and in 2015 was awarded the Colworth Medal of the Biochemical Society. In 2022 she was elected to EMBO and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Read Helen’s full profile of the University of Glasgow, School of Molecular Sciences website.