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Henry Farmery

Henry Farmery

PhD Student

Henry Farmery is available for consultancy.


I am a PhD student in the Tavaré. I completed my undergraduate studies in Computer Science in 2012 at the University of Kent. Subsequently I obtained an MPhil in Computational Biology at the University of Cambridge. My MPhil thesis was written on the co-occurrences of heterochromatin modification proteins in C. elegans. 

Research Interests

I am interested in using the vast amounts of data that high throughput sequencing produces to uncover more about the role of genomic features in cancer. I have developed a program which can estimate the length of telomeres within whole genome sequencing samples. The program, telomerecat, is specially designed to take into error from sequencing reads and features of cancer genomes. Additionally, I have developed a new way of processing large genome files (called "BAM" files) in parallel that allows users to process huge files quickly and easily.


I teach on the institute python course. 


  • Software development
  • Copy Number
  • Telomeres
  • Genomics


  • Software