Michael David Trevan is Emeritus Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, and recently retired Professor of Food Science, at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of London, UK, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Medicine. He has spent 45 years working in universities in the UK and Canada, researching and teaching clinical biochemistry, plant biochemistry, and food science and nutrition. He has published over 100 research papers, books and book chapters, and presented papers at numerous conferences and seminars. His first book, Immobilized Enzymes: An Introduction and Applications in Biotechnology, published in 1981, was translated into more than eight different languages. It became the principal recommended undergraduate text for students across the entire Soviet Union.