Darren Griffin is Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent. He is the director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction (www.kent.ac.uk/cisor) that has a remit to encourage cross-disciplinary endeavor. As president of the International Chromosome and Genome Society, he promotes the interests of chromosome research and science communication worldwide. His personal research interests include the study of chromosome analysis, the genetics of early human development (including preimplantation genetic diagnosis) gametogenesis, and chromosome evolution (including an interest in dinosaur chromosomes). He has published over 200 scholarly manuscripts and raised over £10 million in grant funding. He is a regular contributor to the national and local media, speaking on issues such as ”designer babies,” personalized genomics, and how to be a successful academic scientist.