Ben Pascoe has joined the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). Guillaume Méric, who nominated him, says:
Dr Ben Pascoe is a researcher in microbial ecology and genomics at the College of Medicine of Swansea University in Wales. The fluffiness, density, aspect, smell, soft texture and speed of growth of his beard is equalled only by few while envied by most. Every day that, in a moment of weakness, he decides to trim it or shave it off, a little je-ne-sais-quoi dies in the heart of his covetous but respectful entourage. This phenomenal physiological advantage gives Dr Pascoe a keratinistic gravitas which contributes to the greatness of his research, collaborative endeavours and general aura.
Ben Pascoe, Ph.D, DPhil, LFHCfS
Postdoctoral research assistant
Head of Sequencing (Swansea Genome Centre)
Swansea Centre Manager (MRC CLIMB Consortium)
Institute of Life Science
College of Medicine, Swansea University