Matthew Cobb

Matthew Cobb is professor of zoology at the University of Manchester, where his research focusses on the sense of smell. He has published books on 17th-century science and the French resistance. His most recent book is Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code.

Books by Matthew Cobb

Interviews with Matthew Cobb

The best books on The History of Science, recommended by Matthew Cobb

The best books on the history of science—from the ancient world to the space race, recommended by Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester and author of a number of history and history of science books. His book on neuroscience, The Idea of the Brain, was shortlisted for the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize, Britain’s most prestigious nonfiction book award.  

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