Prof. Lewis Dartnell is a research scientist, presenter and author based in London, UK.
He is graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Biological Sciences and he completed his PhD at University College London in 2007. He now hold the Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster. His research is in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. He has also held a STFC Science in Society Fellowship and he is very active in delivering live events at schools and science festivals, working as a scientific consultant for the media, and he has appeared in numerous TV documentaries and radio shows. He has won several awards for his science writing and outreach work and regularly freelance for newspapers and magazine articles. He has also published four books: The Knowledge was a Sunday Times Book of the Year and international bestseller, and ORIGINS: How the Earth Made Us is out January 2019.