James Morris


I joined the Rosenfeld lab in 2014 as a bioinformatics analyst. I provide bioinformatics support to the members of lab on various projects, I also develop and support our computational pipelines and translate novel ideas in to software packages.

My main scientific interest is in helping to make scientists research easier, faster and better through the development of reproducible bioinformatics tools. I enjoy learning about new bioinformatics and computational techniques and I enjoy passing on what I learn by teaching others about bioinformatics. I helped develop the introductory Perl and Python programming courses for biologists that are currently taught at the University of Cambridge and still occasionally teach on them.

Previous to joining the lab I was a senior bioinformatician at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the department of human genetics working on the genetics of immune mediated diseases. Before the Sanger I gained my PhD in Bioinformatics from UCL in the Institute of Women’s Health where I worked on the development of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of ovarian cancer.

Outside of the lab I enjoy cooking, walking and cycling.