Roger is a research bioinformatician with experience in genomics, next generation sequencing and biological sequence analysis.

He has a master of science degree in bioinformatics from Exeter University, England and a bachelor of science degree in molecular biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. He started Tea Break Bioinformatics in 2018 and previously worked at AgResearch in Palmerston North, Proteome Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany and deCODE Genetics in Reyjkavik, Iceland.

Roger has used many different tools and algorithms to analyse a wide variety of biological datasets. This training and experience enables him to choose and adapt existing tools to resolve novel biological questions.

The question, ‘what do you want to do with your genome?’ is always a good place to start. Then identify your research question, follow up with the right tool and explore the data you have. Trying to do everything at once is often a bad idea!