Professor Bayden R. Wood is an Academic and Director of the Centre for Biospectrocopy, School of Chemistry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His research is focused on translating vibrational spectroscopic techniques to solve a range of biomedical problems particularly associated with disease diagnosis. He has set up a world leading laboratory at Monash University specialized in translating spectroscopy to find diagnostic solutions for the most devastating diseases on the planet including COVID-19, malaria, HIV, HBV, HCV and sepsis. He was the recipient of the 2014 Doreen Clarke medal for Applied Chemistry (Royal Australian Chemical Institute) and is an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He sits on the board for The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy and is co-editor for the new Elsevier journal Clinical Spectroscopy. He also sits on the editorial board for the SAGE journal Applied Spectroscopy.