Mae Wan Ho is an internationally distinguished geneticist and biophysicist, best known for original work on the physics of organisms. Her specialty has been given different names, but we like best ?The Electricity of Life.? Her career spans more than 30 years in research and teaching in biochemistry, evolution, molecular genetics and biophysics. She has over 200 publications, including ten books. Mae-Wan is the director of the The Institute of Science in Society (ISIS), an organization that looks critically at the potential dangers of biotechnology, including the use of genetic modification (GM) technology. Having retired early in June 2000, Mae-Wan remains a Visiting Reader in Biology at the Open University, and continues also Visiting Professor of Biophysics in Catania University. Now her mission includes a global initiative to reclaim science and art for the public good. But there is no way to adequately incapsulate Mae-Wan's scholarly and scientific achievements in a brief review. See her curriculum vitae here: http://www.i-sis.org.uk/MWHcv.php.