Dame Carol Robinson is a chemist who has pioneered the application of mass spectrometry techniques to problems in chemical biology. Her groundbreaking research on the three-dimensional structure of proteins in particular has demonstrated the power of such techniques in studying large molecular compounds. The first female Professor of Chemistry at both Oxford and Cambridge universities, in 2013 she was awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to science. Dame Carol was also the recipient of the Royal Society's prestigious Rosalind Franklin Award and Davey Medal, in 2004 and 2010, respectively. In 2015, she was the European Laureate of the L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award. Dame Carol will be in New Zealand to give a speech to the University of Canterbury's Biomolecular Interaction Centre on March 16 called "What's really inside your medicine cabinet?"