Our Team

Cambridgene’s team includes the core team, business and scientific advisers and collaborators in academic research institutions.


Parthiban Vijayarangakannan – Co-founder and CEO

Parthiban was a postdoctoral fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and has a PhD from the International Max Planck Research School (Cologne, Germany). He contributed to the analysis/diagnosis of thousands of patients across multiple research projects and disease areas.


Balamurali Rathinam – Co-founder and CTO

Balamurali has 15+ years of experience in product development for enterprise-level, cloud and big data services across multiple domains. He has offered cutting-edge SaaS solutions for large multinational organisations.


Tulasi Marrapu – Bioinformatician

Tulasi Marrapu has over eight years of experience in programming and statistical data analysis in clinical and research domain. Tulasi worked several years as Chief Computing Officer in Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, where she was involved in analysing MR Image and clinical data.



Cambridgene recruits or works in collaboration with external bioinformatics consultants for the design, development and delivery of products/solutions. For our core offerings (Solutions), most of the work is conducted in-house by our experienced personnel.

Advisory Board

Business Advisers

  • Martino Picardo – Independent Consultant/ex-CEO, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
  • Paul Hughes – Director of Enterprise Support, Allia
  • Shailendra Vyakarnam – Director, Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship / ex-Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK
  • Belinda Bell – Programme Director, Cambridge Social Ventures
  • John Willis – CEO, Power2Inspire / ex-Chairman (Provide CIC)

Scientific Advisers

  • Marc-Philipp Hitz, Pediatric Cardiologist / Scientist, Department of Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, University of Kiel, Germany http://www.kinderherzzentrum-kiel.de/
  • Chris-Tyler Smith, Group Leader, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK https://www.sanger.ac.uk/research/faculty/ctylersmith/
  • Arthur Wuster, Computational Biologist, Genentech (formerly a postdoctoral fellow at the Sanger Institute), San Francisco, USA https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=126212901
  • Christoph Steinbeck, Professor for Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany / ex-Team Leader of Chemoinformatics and Metabolism, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK http://www.ebi.ac.uk/about/people/christoph-steinbeck