Professor Geoffrey Tregear has made outstanding original contributions in the field of biologically active peptides, specifically in the area of peptide synthesis and the chemistry and biology of parathyroid hormone and relaxin. He has an exceedingly strong record of achievement in translating research findings into health outcomes. A major thread running throughout Tregear’s research career has been the application of solid-phase polymers to radioimmunoassy, peptide synthesis and nucleic acid chemistry. Geoffrey Tregear is an outstanding leader in the field of peptide and nucleic acid chemistry. He has developed and exploited polymer chemistry to advance the field with a remarkable series of discoveries leading to major innovations.