Dr Matthew Cobb
Dr Matthew Cobb is a Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour at the University of Manchester. He has studied insect behaviour for 30 years, and is particularly interested in the evolution of communication and perception and the way in which they are shaped by genes and the environment. He explored these themes in his book The Egg and Sperm Race: The Seventeenth-century Scientists Who Unravelled the Secrets of Sex, Life and Growth. His animal of choice is a fly maggot.