This is Matthew Cobb, from the University of Manchester. He will be posting on this website for about ten days while I’m on a trip. Matthew is a behavioral biologist working on the neurobiology and behavior of Drosophila. He’s published two books, The Egg and Sperm Race, about the early history of reproduction, and a new one about the French Resistance during WW2 (!), soon to appear. I’ve known him for twenty years, first meeting him as when he was doing a postdoctoral fellowship in France. Matthew is married, with two daughters and two cats. The picture below shows him with one of them, Ollie.