Carole is pioneering textile inventions for the domestic market. As Course Director of the MA in Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins, she inspires future generations of designers by mapping out ways to redefine our intimate and emotional relationships within ‘smart homes’ using intelligent textiles and sustainable design. As a designer and consultant, she specialises in textile print, R&D, sustainable and smart textiles.

John identified the first mutation in a gene that participates in the deliberate suicide of unwanted cells in multi-cellular animals, for which he was awarded a Nobel prize in 2002 (with Sydney Brenner). Both scientists worked on the roundworm, C.elegans. Programmed cell death plays an important role in development and protection from diseases like cancer. John is head of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre.