Deri Tomos

Deri Tomos

Deri Tomos was brought up in Cardiff and educated at Bryntaf Welsh School and then Cardiff Boys High School. He studied Biochemistry at King's College, Cambridge ensuring a doctorate in plant biochemistry. After completing his doctorate he spent a time as a research fellow at Bangor University and was appointed lecturer in 1985. Within ten years he received a personal chair at the university.

While pursuing a bright academic career he has spent years making science more accecable, particularly through the medium of Welsh. He has been a prolific broadcaster on radio and television, writing a regular column to Barn for many years, and he is a leading member of the Cymdeithas Wyddonol Genedlaethol’. He was awarded the National Eisteddfod's science Medal in 2017.

For over thirty years, Deri Tomos has pioneered Welsh-medium teaching and was central to developments in biochemistry and biomedicine. He was a leading and active member of the Coleg Cymraeg’s Academic Board from its inception in 2011 until his retirement last year.