Marco Viceconti is full Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and Professor Associate at the Department of Human Metabolism. He is currently serving as Executive Director of the Insigneo Institute of in silico medicine, a joint initiative between the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Before this he was the Technical Director of the Medical Technology Lab at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy. His main research interests are related to the development and validation of medical technology, especially that involving simulation, and primarily in relation to neuromusculoskeletal diseases. He has published over 200 papers, mostly indexed in Medline, and serves as reviewer for many international funding agencies and peer-reviewed journals.