Dr. Timothy James Janz was born in Basle on 1 April 1966. He carried out his classical studies at the University of Laval, Québec, Canada, and was subsequently awarded a degree in classic Greek literature from the La Sorbonne University of Paris and a doctorate in classics from the University of Oxford.
He entered the Vatican Apostolic Library as deputy assistant, and has published numerous articles, monographs, contributions and reviews both on the Greek tradition of the Bible, the Septuagint, and on classic Greek texts and the catalogue of Greek manuscripts of the Vatican Apostolic Library.
In addition, he has collaborated on various projects in the same Library, and was gradually promoted until he was appointed as Scriptor graecus in 2011, and director of the Printed Books Department in 2016.
He is a member of the Board of the Library.