Iain M. Campbell is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry (Emeritus, 2008), University of Pittsburgh, now teaching regularly in Pitt’s Osher Life-long-learning Programme; B.Sc. (1st class honours in Chemistry and dux) and Ph.D., in Chemistry/Mycology, Glasgow University, Scotland. Publication record: 10 book chapters; 57 referred scientific articles; 90 conference presentations, 126 ‘popular’ lectures/lecture series about science in society and ‘things’ Scottish. Professor Campbell has taught courses in: biochemistry, microbiology, infectious diseases, marine biology, biological and cosmic evolution, general biology, analytical methods in biochemistry, mass spectrometry, astronomy, the Protestant Reformation, and malt whisky. University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award, University of Pittsburgh; Nation Research Council of Canada International Fellowship, Smith Memorial Prize, University of Glasgow. Professor Campbell lived his early life in Scotland when he made annual trips to Europe and is a veteran of five SAS voyages (S97, F01 (Academic Dean), A08, A10, F12), five SAS Enrichment Voyages, and one six-week scientific mission to China. He has also worked four months for the National Research Council of Canada, Halifax, Canada.