Martin Humphries is Professor of Biochemistry, Vice-President & Dean in the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester, UK.

Martin's research aims to elucidate the mechanisms responsible for metazoan life; specifically the role of cell adhesion in integrating signalling with tissue environment.

His main discoveries include pinpointing sites within extracellular matrix molecules that determine adhesion, developing these agents as anti-inflammatory therapeutics, determining the mechanisms of adhesion receptor activation, and elucidating how adhesion receptors act as sensors of the cell microenvironment