Peter Jones is an independent biotechnology consultant to a variety of biotechnology companies globally. He has a BSc and MSc from University of St Andrews and a PhD whilst working at the LMB, Cambridge. His PhD was part of the foundations of the Human Genome Programme. He moved into commercial biotechnology having developed new methods for the purification of DNA from difficult and forensic samples. This led onto work on ancient DNA, as well as stints in IP and business development. For the past six years he has worked on the Fromelles project overseeing the genetics and identification process.