Abdul is a Masters student studying towards a chemistry degree at Imperial College London. After an industrial placement doing organic synthesis at Syngenta, Abdul has moved to chemical biology for his masters project. He is working in the Chemical Glycobiology Lab to further understand the substrate specificities of glycosyltransferases, which may help to illuminate their roles in cancer. His favourite sugar is sialic acid, given its importance in cancer. In his free time, Abdul likes to go running to clear his head and is hoping to run a (virtual) marathon soon.