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.


Abigail Harter – Computational Biologist

Abigail is a geneticist and evolutionary biologist. She has several years experience of using software tools for the analysis of genetic variation, demographic modeling, genotyping and biostatistics.



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 – CEO, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
  • Paul Hughes – Senior Business Advisor, Social Incubator East
  • Shailendra Vyakarnam – Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK
  • Belinda Bell – Programme Director, Social Incubator East
  • John Willis – Chairman (Provide), Managing Director (Short Leg Consulting), Chief Executive (The Varrier-Jones Foundation)

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, Team Leader of Chemoinformatics and Metabolism, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK http://www.ebi.ac.uk/about/people/christoph-steinbeck