Research in the Field group embraces the development and exploitation of chemical principles and tools to address questions in molecular science, in the broadest sense, with a carbohydrate theme running throughout. Field’s research interests span the contemporary challenges and opportunities presented by sustainable nutrition, infectious diseases and industrial biotechnology. While the group are chemistry-driven, projects range from bacterial adhesion and infection, through plant and algal polysaccharide biochemistry and enzymology, to the development of small molecule inhibitor approaches to understand carbohydrate metabolism. Projects typically involve a mix of chemical and enzymatic synthesis, inhibitor development, protein biochemistry, structural biology, metabolomics, proteomics and transcriptomics analysis. From a biology perspective, the group works cross-Kingdom - plants, algae, animals, bacteria, viruses and parasitic protozoa – which inevitably requires collaboration to ensure relevance and impact.