Rene Breton received his PhD in Physics from McGill University, Canada, in 2009. He is a Reader at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester and he currently holds a prestigious European Research Council Starter Grant. His main research interests revolve around the study of pulsars, which he uses to investigate matter under extreme density, gravity and magnetic fields. Some of his past work enabled us to test a prediction of Einstein's theory of General Relativity. He now focuses on the study of puzzling pulsar in binary systems displaying 'cannibalistic' behaviours. Rene also has a keen interest for science communication. He co-funded Pulsar Hunters, a citizen science project seeking help from volunteers to find new pulsars.