Dr. Bowes is an experienced Biotechnologist, born in Dublin, Ireland who has always been interested in his ancestral origins. He obtained a Diploma with Distinction in Biology in 1995, and a 1st Class Honours Degree in Biotechnology in 1998. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Neuroimmunology and started his ancestral quest with genetic genealogy in 2003. By combining his interests Biology, History, and Geography he has been able to piece together the clues of his ancestral origins. In 2010 he founded IrishOrigenes.com and produced the databases and maps for the site. In 2011 the Scottish Origenes and English Origenes websites were launched as well. Dr. Bowes lives with his wife and three sons in Galway City, Ireland.