Professor David Hume FMedSci FRSE has research interests in functional genomics and the biology of macrophages. He is a graduate of the Australian National University and did postdoctoral research in the Dunn School of Pathology in Oxford, John Curtin School in Canberra and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He joined the Centre for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Queensland in 1998, and was subsequently a senior researcher in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB). At the IMB he was Director of the ARC Centre for Functional and Applied Genomics and Deputy Director of the CRC for Chronic Inflammatory Diseases. He was also a senior member of the FANTOM Consortium, led by RIKEN in Japan. In 2006, he was appointed Director of The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh. He returned to Australia in 2018, and is currently a Professorial Fellow at Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland.