Alex Lathbridge

Biochemist | Science Communicator | Comedian


Alex Lathbridge is a peptide biochemist and computational biologist studying for a PhD in novel peptide therapeutics at the University of Bath.

In 2014, he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry, with a research focus on molecular modelling of protein-protein interactions in migraine pathways.

He's been described as the UK's "best scientist turned rapper". He mixes science, comedy and hip-hop on his YouTube channel.

Before his PhD, Alex worked for the BBC, supporting programmes such as Horizon and creating explosive online content. He’s also absurdly knowledgeable about the science of cooking.


Alex is a keen science communicator and regularly performs stand-up at Science Showoff and other events across the country, including Green Man Festival, Blue Dot and Cheltenham Science Festival.

He hosts geek comedy night "Large Stand-Up Collider" at the Science Museum Lates, and was the 2017 winner of FameLab. He is also a member of the Science Showoff Talent Factory, supporting and mentoring future science communicators, as well as developing his own performance.

He champions diversity in STEM and, earlier this year, hosted two sell out Science Showoff events with fully BAME lineups. He has now founded Minorities In STEM - the UK's first network for BAME/ethnic minority people studying, working and affiliated with STEM.



Photographer: Dr Steve Cross