Dr Simon Furney is a Research Lecturer in Genomic Medicine and Principal Investigator of the Genomic Oncology Research Group at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. My background is in bioinformatics and biomedical genomics, primarily in cancer but has also worked in Alzheimer’s disease in the past. Simon’s expertise is in the analysis of genomic data from patients to try to identify disease-causing mutations. He have analysed thousands of genomes from patients using genotyping arrays and next generation sequencing technologies including whole genome and whole exome sequencing. Simon is a member of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (https://www.ga4gh.org/), the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP; https://www.genomicsengland.co.uk/about-gecip/) and the Irish Centre for High End Computing Science Council (ICHEC; https://www.ichec.ie/).