Mark Humphries is a chair in computational neuroscience at the University of Nottingham, UK. There he holds the prestigious seven-year senior fellowship from the UK’s Medical Research Council – the only computational scientist ever to have been awarded one. The journey to arriving in Nottingham in 2018 encompassed five years as a senior research fellow at the University of Manchester, a three-year fellowship at École Normale Supérieure in Paris and postdoctoral and PhD training at the University of Sheffield. His work has been published in the leading scientific journals, including Neuron, eLife and Nature Communications. In 2016 he founded the Medium publication ‘The Spike’ to bring the unheralded golden age of systems neuroscience to the general public. His stories there have amassed close to half a million views in the publication's first two years.