Professor Karen Faulds is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, where she is also Head of Bionanotechnology and Analytical Chemistry. Her research focuses on the development of Raman and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for novel analytical detection strategies and, in particular, multiplexed bioanalytical applications. Karen’s research group has been presented with the Nexxus Young Life Scientist of the Year award (2009), the RSC Joseph Black Award (2013) and the Craver Award (2016) from the Coblentz Society. She was also named as one of the Top 50 Women in Analytical Science (2016) and one of the Top 10 Spectroscopists (2017) by The Analytical Scientist. Karen is the Strathclyde Director of the EPSRC and MRC CDT in Optical Medical Imaging (OPTIMA), serves on the RSC Chemical Biology Interface Division (CBID) Council and is the current Chair of the Infrared and Raman Discussion Group (IRDG).