Scientific advisory board

Sir David Klenerman, Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge

Professor Sir David Klenerman is Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, where he also earned his PhD. His research focuses on developing quantitative biophysical methods, applied to biology and biomedicine. Prof Klenerman co-developed next-generation DNA sequencing methods that were subsequently commercialised by Solexa (now Illumina), which he also co-founded. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and The Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and has received numerous awards including a Royal Medal and Interdisciplinary Award of the RSC.

Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford

Prof Andrew Briggs is Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford, where his research focuses on materials and techniques for quantum information technologies, and investigating vibrational states of nanotubes and charge transport through single molecules in graphene nanogaps. In addition to publishing nearly 600 peer-reviewed scientific papers, he is the author of several books that address scientific issues in the context of a broader humanist debate. His interests include understanding the influence of new technologies, and how society views their potential impact on human flourishing. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge.