Prof Tim Aitman is the Director of the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine within the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine. He is Professor of Molecular Pathology and Genetics at the University of Edinburgh and Consultant Physician in NHS Lothian.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians, the Academy of Medical Sciences and co-PI of the Scottish Genomes Partnership, a nationally important collaboration with the NHS and Genomics England. He was the Specialist Advisor for the 2009 House of Lords Inquiry in Genomic Medicine.
Professor Aitman’s research uses genome technology and information to elucidate the genetic basis of both common and rare human disorders, aiming to use this information to diagnose and stratify human disease, and to move such advances towards routine healthcare.