Roy Bicknell originally read chemistry at St. John’s College, University of Oxford before studying for a doctorate in The William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford as an E.P.Abraham scholar. NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Professor of Cancer Cell Biology, University of Oxford (1989-2005). Professor of Cancer Biology and Genomics, University of Birmingham (2005-present). His primary research interest is angiogenesis and the tumour vasculature. He has published over 300 papers and is recognised as an international expert in the field.