Only child Colin has decided it's time to shed his geeky lab
persona and try his hand with the ladies.
This Cambridge-educated scientist's credentials might
impress many, but whether it will have an impact on the
beauties is yet to be seen.
Colin graduated with a Bachelor of Natural Sciences with
honours from the University of Cambridge, and he's currently
studying for his PhD in Molecular Biology in Melbourne.
Colin is hopeful of making a good first impression, but says he
often struggles with the transition to a romantic relationship.
"The whole dating thing is not my bag," he admits. "And
quite frankly when I see someone who's really beautiful, they
kind of go into a sort of stereotype in my mind, then they
become that stereotype of like a vapid blonde.
"While I can talk to women, I am always Mr Nice Guy and
am immediately relegated to the Friend Zone. I would like to
learn to be a more sexually-attractive individual."
So he has a joke ready to go to break the ice with his
"The only chat-up line I know is a biology one. 'If I were an
enzyme I'd be DNA helicase so I could unzip your genes.' It's
the enzyme that splits apart the gene."
But this serious scientist has a lighter side too. A juggler, fire
spinner and songwriter, Colin has penned one song – The
Electron Transport – and will be taking his guitar into the
house to serenade the beauties.
"It was something I did in second year biochemistry to help
me remember. I also tried to write another geeky song about
the hallmarks of cancer."
Colin started his foray into songwriting because he realises
the importance of being more than just a scientist.
"You know a scientist has to be an educator. It's why I started
teaching at the school because science is a lot about doing
your own research,but also about teaching the people who
come after you."