Bio: Kate Hertweck


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States of America

Contact: Twitter: @k8hert

About Me

Kate Hertweck is the bioinformatics training manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where they develop and teach courses on reproducible computational methods to researchers through the project and the Fred Hutch Bioinformatics and Data Science Cooperative (The Coop). Kate’s graduate training at University of Missouri in genomic evolution in monocotyledenous plants was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) at Duke University, where they fell in love with R and began working exclusively in computational biology and data science more broadly. Kate then spent four years as an assistant professor teaching bioinformatics, genomics, and plant taxonomy at the University of Texas at Tyler before deciding to focus more closely on training researchers. Kate has been involved in The Carpentries, a globally-distributed non-profit organization that teaches reproducible computational methods, since 2014, serving as a member in community governance since 2016. When not being an overenthusiastic instructor, Kate likes to spend their time doing fiber arts (knitting, crochet) and enjoying all things science fiction.

Skills/Topics I Teach

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Evolution
  • R
  • Python
  • Git/GitHub
  • Reproducible methods
  • Community building

Communities and Projects

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