Ute is one of Australia's foremost plant scientists and a world leader in the field of metabolomics – the detection and quantification of small molecule metabolites in biological materials.
She conducted some of the earliest work in gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. She later helped establish Metabolomics Australia, an internationally renowned, national metabolomics service provider to academia and industry.
Ute obtained her PhD in Plant Biochemistry at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology in Germany.
She has established GC-MS and LC-MS based metabolomics platforms in Victoria as part of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics.
Ute is now the Head of the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. Her pioneering work has put Australia, and Victoria in particular, at the forefront of applying metabolomics technologies to address biological and biomedical questions and this in no small part can be attributed to Professor Roessner and her team.
Reviewed 05 March 2020