Professor Tuomas Knowles
Prof Knowles received his PhD in Biophysics from the University of Cambridge, and has held positions in Engineering in Cambridge University and Harvard University before returning to Cambridge as a University Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in 2010, Reader in 2013 and then Professor in 2015. Professor Knowles has received a number of distinguished awards, including the Corday-Morgan Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics. Much of his work has been focused on the physical aspects underlying the self-assembly of protein molecules.
Professor Máire Ní Mhaonaigh
Professor Ní Mhaonaigh is Professor of Celtic and Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on medieval literature and history and the interface between the two. She has written extensively on medieval Irish literature and history and on Ireland’s place in the wider world and her books include ‘Brian Boru: Ireland’s Greatest King?’, as well as a co-authored volume on Norse-Irish relationships, ‘Norse-Gaelic Contacts in a Viking World: Studies in the Literature and History of Norway, Iceland, Ireland and the Isle of Man’.