Simon Leedham is a Professor of Gastroenterology and a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford. He is also the Director of the Oxford Centre for Personalised Medicine. His research is into the morphogenic signalling pathways that control the intestinal stem cell in homeostasis, regeneration and cancer, and he has published more than 60 peer reviewed papers in journals that include Nature Medicine, Nature GeneticsGastroenterology and Gut. Simon’s research has been recognised by the United European Gastroenterology Rising Star award in 2010, the British Society of Gastroenterology Francis Avery Jones research prize in 2015 and the CRUK future leaders prize in 2017.