Prof. Timothy Aitman.

Prof. Timothy Aitman.


Tim is one of the investigators for the APPreSci consortium.

Tim is Chair of Molecular Pathology and Genetics and Director of the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Consultant Physician in NHS Lothian and Clinical Director of the Illumina HiSeq X whole genome sequencing facility, installed in April 2015 at The University of Edinburgh.

He is PI of the £2 Million Edinburgh/St Andrews MRC Node in Molecular Pathology and Edinburgh PI of the £6 Million Scottish Genomes Partnership award by the MRC and Scottish Government.

He has been an international leader in the genetics of common, complex diseases, having defined the criteria for identification of genes underlying complex traits (Science, 2001) and published nine first and senior author original articles in Nature, Nature Genetics and Cell on the genetics of complex disease.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Society of Biology and was the Specialist Adviser for the 2009 House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s Inquiry into Genomic Medicine. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

You can read more about him here.