…to Hannes Becher’s web presence! Hannes is a statistician at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute of Genetics and Cancer. His background is in bioinformatics and population genetics.



Hannes regularly teaches on two stats courses, Introduction to Statistics with R and Statistics for High-Dimensional Data. These are interactive Carpentries-style courses that include live coding.


One of Hannes’ research interests are k-mer methods. Here are some links relating to his work:

Student Projects

You are very welcome to get in touch should you be interested in a student project on bioinformatics, genomics, or statistics.