Tom Brown is Professor of Nucleic Acid Chemistry at Oxford University. He works on applications of oligonucleotides in biology and medicine (diagnostics and therapeutics) incluidng the synthesis of oligonucleotides containing artificial backbones. He is co-inventor of several technologies for genetic analysis and co-founder of three Biotech companies including ATDBio (synthesis of modified oligonucleotides). He has published around 450 research papers and patents. Awards include the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Josef Loschmidt prize, the RSC award for Nucleic Acid Chemistry, the RSC prize for Interdisciplinary Research, Chemistry World entrepreneur of the year (2014) and BBSRC Innovator of the Year (2016).