Tanmay Tanna is a PhD student in Prof Randall Platt’s group at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich, where he is co-supervised by Prof Gunnar Rätsch in the Department of Computer Science (D-INFK). His research focuses on creating computational tools for synthetic biology and integrating different types of omics data for health and diagnostic applications. He completed his MSc in biology with a major in molecular health Sciences at ETH Zurich. During his MSc, he focused on computational biology, testing algorithms for time-series RNA-seq data analysis and predicting protein structural changes by applying machine learning to NMR spectra. Prior to joining ETH, he completed a BTech in biotechnology at the National Institute of Technology in Warangal, India. During his bachelor’s degree, he completed a research internship at the University of Tokyo and undertook his thesis as an Erasmus research fellow at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland.