JV Chamary is an award-winning journalist with a PhD in evolutionary biology. He writes 'The Big Question' column for BBC Wildlife and specialises in explaining scientific concepts that appear in popular culture and covers health, nature and technology for Forbes. JV is the author of 50 Biology Ideas You Really Need to Know and was previously the features editor of BBC Science Focus magazine, writing about everything from gay genes and internet memes to the science of death and origin of life. Before switching to journalism and communication, he studied biology at Imperial College London and did his doctorate in molecular evolution and genetics at the University of Bath. His parents are from Mauritius, once home to the iconic Dodo bird. JV spends most of his spare time practising martial arts and lives in Bristol with two humans and one dog.