Steve Jones, the well-known geneticist, prize-winning author and television presenter, completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Edinburgh.
He is now Professor of Genetics and head of the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London.
Professor Jones writes and comments widely in the media on biological topics, especially evolutionary biology. He has won numerous awards and prizes including the Institute of Biology Charter Medal, the Rhone-Poulenc book prize and the Royal Society Michael Faraday prize for contributions to the public understanding of science.
Much of Professor Jones’ research has been concerned with the question of why variation exists, since without variation there could be no evolution. His work has focused on the ecological genetics of snails, fruit flies and humans.
His popular science books include The Language of the Genes, Almost Like a Whale, and In the Blood.