Prof Dr Subrayal Reddy is Professor of Biomaterials and Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Lancashire. He received his BSc. (Hons) in Chemistry (1990) and Ph.D. (1996) in Membrane-based Biosensors both from the University of Manchester, UK and has previously held academic positions at the University of Surrey, UK. With over 25 years of research experience, he is an internationally leading researcher in molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) and their application in electrochemical, optical and acoustic-based biosensing. His lead unique and original contributions to science to date have been the first publication of protein crystallization facilitated by MIPs; physical characterization of hydrogel-based MIPs capable of protein recognition; and the signal amplification of quartz crystal-based biosensor strategies. His smart materials work has resulted in the application and granting of UK patents, over 60 paper publications and 20 invited talks (including Keynote lectures) at international conferences and workshops. In 2015, he was admitted as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. His research has been featured in Nature Methods Research Highlights for MIPs facilitating protein crystallization. He is a Founder Series co-Editor of a 15 Book Series in Detection Science commissioned by RSC-publishing (from 2011-present). He is also involved in the public communication of science and of his research and has performed stand-up comedy (Bright Club; 2012;2013) and appeared on BBC2 in Some boffins with jokes as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe (2013) and Winchester Science Festival (2014).