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Bioinformatics Training


IT Technician


Job Role

Harry works alongside Paul to manage the Bioinformatics Training Facility's IT infrastructure, adapting it to meet the increasingly demanding requirements for bioinformatics and computational biology training. His responsibilities include assuring technical requirements are met prior to a training course, and supporting the trainers during a course to resolve any IT issues which may arise.



Harry spends half his time with the Department of Genetics and the other half with Bioinformatics.


Prior to my studies at university, I achieved the highest grade possible in the Edexcel IT Practitioner course as well as receiving the IT award at my sixth form 2 years in a row. During this course, I also received my ECDL certificate and created numerous websites with HTML and created web content using Adobe Suite.

Over the past year I have been studying for the Comptia A+ exam and as of April 2023 I am officially A+ certified.

I successfully created and ran a Facebook page/ YouTube channel in my spare time which gained over 100,000 likes. I created and edited video content as well as organised live streams for fans to view content.

I recently received a first in my dissertation about internet culture and the links between Facebook "memes" and racism as well as receiving a 2:1 overall in Psychology.

IT Technician
Harry Hurer-Mackay

Contact Details

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Bioinformatics Training
Department of Genetics
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
United Kingdom