Dr. Simon Patton

Director at European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN)

Simon Patton, PhD is currently Director of the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN) – the global leader in the provision of External Quality Assessment (EQA) schemes to diagnostic laboratories in the fields of genetics and pathology. He trained at the University of Liverpool in marine biology, before doing his doctorate in Genetics at the University of Cambridge. He is currently at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Simon’s work has focussed on global improvement in the standards and quality of diagnostic laboratory testing – a field that he has worked in since 1999 through his involvement with the EMQN.


Title: A global perspective on BRCA gene testing: a new paradigm for molecular testing in breast and ovarian cancer