Aleksejs graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2015 with a first-class honours in computer science. During his studies, he was actively involved in student representation, being the class representative and the school president for computer science. In order to get research experience, he had interned with various academic and research organizations including the University of St Andrews, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Microsoft Research, and Disney Research. His interest in computational biology emerged when he was a part of the university’s iGEM team and developed further when he was working on the undergraduate thesis. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, Aleksejs is currently pursuing a PhD in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Aleksejs is particularly interested in applications of network theory in biology and medicine.