Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford holds a PhD in Biomedicine, MSc in Bioinformatics and BSc in Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics. She is a biotech innovator and a proud geek, with unique expertise in bioinformatics, medical informatics, High-Performance Computing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. A passionate entrepreneur, Dr Chatzou Dunford has founded two companies: Innovation Forum Barcelona and Lifebit, creators of CloudOS and AI Engine — the intelligent cloud-based genomics platform that enables integration and analysis of diverse data to accelerate insights in a safe, FAIR, reproducible, standardised, and cost-effective way. As a researcher at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Dr Chatzou Dunford designed tools and methods that facilitate the analysis of Big Biomedical Data, enabling biological discoveries and promoting personalised medicine. She was part of the developing team of Nextflow, the programming framework revolutionising the computational analysis of genomic data.
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