Martyn is group leader in computational biology in the Computational Science and Engineering Department of STFC. He obtained a D.Phil. in theoretical chemistry in 1991, and worked for several years in condensed matter physics in Oxford and Vienna. From 2001 until 2009, he led the core team of CCP4. He retains an interest in CCP4, as well as other experimental techniques, while leading a research group in biomolecular simulation.