Ken Baillie is a Wellcome-Beit Intermediate Clinical Fellow, Group Leader at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, and honorary consultant in critical care medicine at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. Dr Baillie graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc(Hons) in Physiology in 1999 and MBChB in 2002. After basic training in internal medicine and anesthesia, he was appointed as a clinical lecturer on the ECAT (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track) at the University of Edinburgh in 2008, and completed a PhD in statistical genetics in 2012.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, a Deputy Director of Research for the Intensive Care Society, and the 2018 Lowry-Fink Fellow of the International Sepsis Forum. He has published original research in Nature, Science and Cell. The core focus of his laboratory is translational genomics: making use of genome-scale data from technologies such as whole-genome sequencing, CAGE and high-throughput genome editing to better understand and treat critical illness.