Gwyndaf Evans studied Physics at the University of Warwick from where he received a BSc. (Hons) in 1989 and a Ph.D. in 1994 after holding a pre-doctoral fellowship at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory outstation at the DESY synchrotron in Hamburg. After spending 2 years at the Advanced Photon Source where he worked on the Structural Biology centre 19ID beamline he returned to the UK to work on macromolecular crystallography software and methods development at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and later at Global Phasing Ltd. In 2004, he moved to the Diamond Light Source where he has been responsible for designing, constructing and operating the I24 Microfocus structural biology beamline. His research aims at improving measurement techniques in X-ray diffraction.