Tuomas Knowles is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics in the Department of Chemistry and at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, and is co-director of the Cambridge Centre for Protein Misfolding Diseases. He has a background in Biology (University of Geneva) and Physics (ETH Zurich), and received his Ph.D. in Biohysics from the University of Cambridge. He was elected to a Research Fellowship in 2008 at St John’s College, Cambridge, and was then appointed to a University Lectureship in Physical Chemistry in 2010, joining the faculty at the Department of Chemistry in Cambridge. He then successively held a University Readership between 2013 and 2015 and a Professorship since 2015. In 2023 he was elected as the 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry at Cambridge. He is the recipient of a number of international prizes, including the Sackler Prize in Biophysics and the Corday-Morgan Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry.