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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Adrian Baez-Ortega

Adrian Baez-Ortega

PhD student

Supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Murchison


I'm an enthusiastic bioinformatician focused on the analysis of large-scale genomic data sets, and a PhD student at the Transmissible Cancer Group. My strongest scientific interest is in elucidating the influence of subtle evolutionary and mutational processes on cancer; I also have an interest in molecular evolution, microbiology and genome-based vaccinology.

My current research revolves around the design of computational methods for the extraction and analysis of complex data sets, with the aim of unravelling the evolutionary history of canine transmissible venereal tumour. As part of this research, I have developed Somatypus, an open-source computational pipeline for identifying mutations in large numbers of cancer samples. Previously, during my computer science postgraduate studies in Spain, I developed IonGAP, a web-based platform for the assembly and analysis of bacterial genomes.

My expertise is in genomic data analysis, statistical programming and computational pipeline design. I also write scientific dissemination articles for my personal website, divulgatum.

See my full CV on LinkedIn.

Subject groups/Research projects

Genetics and Oncology:


  • Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour (CTVT)
  • Genomics

Key Publications

Adrian Baez-Ortega, Fabian Lorenzo-Diaz, Mariano Hernandez, Carlos Ignacio Gonzalez-Vila, Jose Luis Roda-Garcia, Marcos Colebrook, and Carlos Flores
IonGAP: integrative bacterial genome analysis for Ion Torrent sequence data
Bioinformatics, 31(17), 2015, 2870-2873
doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv283