Dr Massimiliano Gentile has been at Blueprint Genetics from the onset, holding the position as Informatics Director and being responsible for the IT and bioinformatic activities of the company, including the development of data analysis pipelines and a proprietary clinical interpretation platform. He has vast experience in bioinformatics, especially in analysis of biological data from high throughput laboratory technologies, as well as in development of software and analysis pipelines. Upon completion of his PhD studies in cancer genetics at the University of Linköping, Sweden, he pursued post-doctoral studies in functional genomics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He then joined the Bioinformatics Unit at the medical research centre of excellence Biomedicum Helsinki, analysing and developing methods for data analysis of data from microarray and next generation sequencing technologies. Before joining Blueprint Genetics in March of 2012, Massimiliano spent 3 years developing software for analysis of data from high throughput applications at the Centre for Scientific Computing, Espoo, Finland.