Charles H. Lawrie was awarded his BA (Hons) and MA (Oxon) in biochemistry at Trinity College, University of Oxford (1991-1995). He went on to obtain his doctorate (DPhil) in biological sciences. (Trinity College, University of Oxford (1996-2000)). From 2000 to 2003 he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology (IVEM), Oxford. He was Principal Investigator at the Lymphoid Malignancy Research Group (LMRG) and a Julian Starmer-Smith Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford between 2004 and 2011. Charles Lawrie was awarded an Ikerbasque Research Professorship in 2011, and currently holds the position of Director of Oncology Research at the Biodonostia Research Institute in San Sebastian, Spain. He continues to be a university research lecturer at the University of Oxford and is a Julian Starmer-Smith Lymphoma Trust research fund fellow.