Geoff Smith, PhD is a leader in genomics technologies and applications. Most recently he served as CEO of Cambridge Epigenetix. Geoff was Vice President at Illumina, where he served for over 10 years, having joined the company via the acquisition of Solexa. Geoff led the invention of many aspects of the core sequencing technology and workflow and platforms such as the MiSeq and HiSeq. Prior to Solexa, Geoff was head of research at Adprotech, a company he also joined from start-up. Geoff has a first degree and PhD from Cambridge University, and held postdoctoral research positions with HHMI at UT Southwestern, USA and MRC Cambridge, UK.