Dr Simon F. Park is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey, where he teaches Microbiology and Molecular Biology. An internationally recognised molecular microbiologist, he has published two textbooks and over 60 research papers in refereed journals, books and other periodicals. For nearly 10 years now he has also worked at the fertile intersection between art and science and here his practice has been inspired by the aesthetics and processes of the usually invisible microbiological world. Here he collaborates with artists, and also produces his own work, and the outcomes of his many projects have been widely disseminated and they have featured at such venues as The Science Museum, The Royal Institution, The Natural History Museum, The Science Gallery (Dublin), The Wellcome Collection, and The Eden Project. He recently won the Peter Wildy Prize for his outstanding outreach work in microbiology.