Bachelor of Science, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oxford, 1998.
Welcome trust international prize travelling research fellow Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1998—2000. Wellcome trust international prize travelling research fellow Department of Genetics, John Innes Centre, Norwich, England, 2000—2001. Lecturer chemical biology Department Chemistry, University Warwick, Coventry, England, 2001—2003, senior lecturer chemical biology England, since 2003.
Consultant Diversa Corporation, San Diego, 2001, Lovells, London, 2004.
Member of Royal Society Chemistry (Meldola medal and prize 2002).
Life partner Alison Catherine Foster.