Prof Paul Millner gained his BSc (1975) and PhD (1979) from the University of Leeds. After postdoctoral fellowships in Purdue University, USA and Imperial College, London he returned to Leeds in 1986 as Lecturer in Biochemistry. Successive promotions led to him becoming Professor of Bionanotechnology. His research is multidisciplinary, largely focused on electrochemical and optical biosensors and nanobiosensors and targeted nanoparticles for imaging and drug delivery and he has published over 160 articles in books and peer reviewed journals. He has many collaborations with clinicians aimed at translating his work into usable medical solutions.