Dr. Simon Park is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey where he teaches Bacteriology and Molecular Biology. As an internationally recognized molecular bacteriologist and he has published over 60 papers in international refereed journals, books and other periodicals. His wider activities, and practice, are driven by the common misconception that microbiological life is primitive and always detrimental, and that through collaborations with artists the real nature of the microbiological world can be revealed. In this context, he has been widely involved in many innovative collaborative projects with artists. Funded collaborations include “Sixty Days of Goodbye Poems of Ophelia” with artist JoWonder (Funded by The Wellcome Trust, “Exploring the Invisible” with artist Anne Brodie (Funded by the Wellcome Trust) and “Communicating Bacteria” with artist Anna Dumitriu (Funded by the Wellcome Trust).