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Bioinformatics Training in Cambridge

The Bioinformatics Training Facility of the School of Biological Sciences organizes high-quality, hands-on training courses in bioinformatics and computational biology, targeting all audiences, from undergraduate to postgraduate level and beyond.

The team


Gabriella Rustici, PhD

Bioinformatics Training Manager

Gabriella leads the Bioinformatics Training Facility. She earned her PhD in Genetics from the University of Cambridge in 2004, working on transcription profiling of the fission yeast cell cycle, and has worked for several years at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) focusing on training and educating the life science community to use bioinformatics resources for the analysis and interpretation of high-throughput data.


Alexia Cardona

Alexia Cardona, PhD

Bioinformatics Training Developer

At the Bioinformatics Training Facility Alexia is in charge of the development and delivery of bioinformatics training courses at the University of Cambridge whilst establishing a network of training experts across the UK.  Before joining the group she worked with different departments across the University and also with other institutions on human evolutionary genetics and epidemiology.  She is the founder of R-Ladies Cambridge, and coordinates other R groups across Cambridge.


Kim Gurwitz

Training Impact Coordinator

Kim is the ELIXIR Training Impact Coordinator. Her responsibilities include assessing the impact of training courses run at the Cambridge Bioinformatics Training Unit as well as coordinating the impact assessment effort for training across ELIXIR, the Pan European Bioinformatics Network. She was previously Training and Outreach officer at H3ABioNet, the Pan African Bioinformatics Network. Kim completed her MSc in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2016. Her research experience includes: mass spectrometry-based proteomics, bioinformatics, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, stem cell culture.


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Cathy Hemmings

Bioinformatics Training Administrator

Cathy assists with all administration aspects of the Bioinformatics Training Facility.



Paul Judge

System Administrator

Paul manages the Bioinformatics Training Facility's IT infrastructure, adapting it to meet the increasingly demanding requirements for bioinformatics and computational biology training. His responsibilities include liaising with the trainers to ensure their technical requirements are met prior to a training course, and supporting them during a course to resolve any IT issues which may arise.