Nicole Zitzmann is the Head of the Antiviral Research Unit and Director of the Oxford Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford. She is a Biochemistry Fellow and Lecturer in Medicine at Merton College, Oxford. Nicole held a Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship of the Royal Society from 1999-2003 and since then has built a multi-disciplinary team to develop novel antiviral therapies, including approaches from Glycobiology, Biophysics and Proteomics. She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications, 23 patents, and trained more than 20 D.Phil. students to date.