Chartered Biologist, Author, Lecturer and Broadcaster; member of University of Wales, Cardiff Court since 1991-2004 and formerly of University College, Cardiff Court 1982-87. President of Association of Past Students, 2006-2008. Former Vice-Chairman of Nutrition, Royal Society of Health; Past President, European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, Brussels; Former Chairman of Science Writers, Society of Authors, London. Surveyor of Scientific Instruments, former Zoological Secretary and Member of Council, Linnean Society of London; Chairman of History Network and Former Member of Council, Institute of Biology; formerly Director of British Mensa. Personal BBC programmes include Science Now, Where Are You Taking Us? and Science Hour; has appeared on Any Questions? and Newsnight. Over 100 editions of his books have been published world-wide. Recent books include The Future of Food and Secfet Language of Life (both extensively translated and published world-wide). He also edited GM Crops, the Scientists Speak. Ford has won many awards for his research including the inaugural August Köhler medal, awarded in Chicago. He was a Fellow at the Open University 2000-2003 and is a NESTA Fellow 2004-2007. In 2004 he was elected Associate of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University and in 2005 was appointed Visiting Professor at Leicester University. In 2006 he was nominated for the Faraday medal at the Royal Society of London.