Portrait of Simon Brunner

Simon Brunner

Head of Platform

Simon is co-founder and head of platform, leading the design and execution of Quotient’s target discovery projects, as well as driving the vision behind the company’s technology platform. Simon is also a senior associate at Flagship Pioneering, where he works as part of a venture-creation team to found and grow companies based on new biotechnology.

Before joining Flagship, Simon co-founded a cancer diagnostics startup that focused on using whole-genome sequencing and data science to radically improve the lives of patients through personalized treatment selection. Prior to that, Simon was a lead data scientist and project leader at the Boston Consulting Group, advising biopharma and health insurance clients.

Simon holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Cambridge and a BS and MS in Systems Biology from ETH Zurich. After his PhD, Simon completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, working with Peter Campbell to pioneer new approaches to study the somatic genomes of diseased tissue.