Rachel designs interactive wallpaper. The resurgence in popularity for statement wallpaper has transformed it from unwanted woodchip to a piece of art in its own right. Her vision of interactivity involves customers in the design process to create innovative bespoke wall coverings from silk screen prints and colourful stickers. A lecturer at Central Saint Martins, she runs the ‘print your own wallpaper’ course.

Tim’s journey into the secret life of sea urchin eggs revealed a host of suddenly-disappearing proteins. Later found in many other organisms, so-called cyclins control whether and when cells divide, their malfunction posing a risk of cancer. For such worthy research he was awarded a Nobel prize in 2001. Tim continues his work at the Cell Cycle Control Laboratory in London.