Sydney-based New Zealander Dr Matt Baker is quite the renaissance man.
He has a doctorate from Oxford, where he studied Bacterial Flagellar Motor, a nanoscale rotary electric motor which makes bacteria swim.
Currently Scientia Research Fellow in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of New South Wales. He recently received a prestigious $1.8m international grant to study the origins of movement in bacteria and its application to present-day biology.
A love of bass and dancehall music led Matt to stints MCing, DJing, freestyle rapping, and evolved into performing slam poetry about the science of food poisoning from a "Dirty Doner" kebab. He also produced a feature documentary about dancehall recorded on location in Kingston, Jamaica.
And if that's not enough, the father of two young children is also a champion épée fencer. Kim speaks to Dr Baker from his quarantine hotel in Sydney, where he's been spending time after trip to Uzbekistan to compete in an Olympics qualifying tournament.