Tony D James is a Professor at the University of Bath, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and holds a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. (2017-2022). He obtained his BSc from the University of East Anglia (1986), PhD from the University of Victoria (1991), and carried out Postdoctoral Research with Seiji Shinkai (1991-95). He was a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (1995-2000) before moving to the University of Bath in 2001. In 2013 he was awarded the Daiwa-Adrian Prize, in 2015 the inaugural CASE Prize and in 2018 the MSMLG Czarnik Award.