William Bains I am a scientist, entrepreneur and teacher in the life sciences. I am based near Cambridge UK, spend time when I can in Cambridge, MA, but in these days of virtual work actually I live on my laptop, or in the library (As in the picture). 

Browse or search here for explanation of what it is I do, why I do it, and what links such disparate subjects as the search for life on extrasolar planets, the chemistry of kidneys, and the economics of venture capital investment.

For CV junkies, I graduated from Oxford University, did a PhD at Warwick University, Postdoc at Stanford, was briefly a tenure track lecturer at Bath University, then moved into commercial consulting, venture capital, start-ups and astrobiology roughly in that order. 

I am not usually this grumpy, so feel free to contact me about anything in these pages.