Simon Williams

Simon Williams, BSc, MSc, PhD


  • 5.013 AV Hill Building, The University of Manchester

    M13 9PT Manchester

    United Kingdom

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Bioinformatician, The University of Manchester, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences

Contributing to the analysis of large-scale genetic experiments involving whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, RNA-sequencing and microarray analyses in cardiovascular disease.



Clinical Bioinformatician, The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine

Developing and implementing bioinformatics pipelines for the analysis of NGS data in a clinical setting to ISO accredited standards.



Clinical Bioinformatician, The National Genetic Reference Laboratory

A role supporting clinical genetics laboratories in the UK.  Involvement in projects that evaluate computational resources as well as integrating large-scale genomic data for use in diagnostic genetic labs.



Research Associate, The University of Manchester

“Identifying the determinants of specificity in protein interactions”

A computational biology research project in collaboration with lab scientists to assess the specificity of protein interactions in yeast.


2004-2008 - PhD “The Evolution of Protein Structure and Function”

The University of Manchester


2002-2003 - MSc Bioinformatics

The University of Manchester


1999-2002 - BSc (Hons), Biology

The University of Manchester


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

MGCM - Clinical bioinformatician, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1 Nov 201230 Nov 2015

NGRL - Clinical bioinformatician, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1 Jul 20111 Nov 2012

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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