Minglei Chen would have us believe he is incapable of becoming drunk and sent in the above picture to prove this. (Note the bottles in the background.) His expression is certainly very grave compared with the other pic he sent, which suggests that alcohol has quite the opposite effect on him. When not drinking or lurking round Oxford in his gown, he can be found hard at work separating, purifying and characterising his biosurfactants, ready for the inevitable neutron experiments.

Minglei's claim to fame is that he recently captained the departmental five-a-side football team and managed a draw in three out of four games. He also promised to send a list of confessions for inclusion here but this has not materialized as yet.