Maria Chatzou | Co-founder & Senior Advisor
Innovation Forum

Maria Chatzou, Co-founder & Senior Advisor, Innovation Forum

Dr. Maria Chatzou, CEO of Lifebit, is a biotech innovator and a proud geek, expert in bioinformatics, medical informatics and high performance computing. She is also a passionate entrepreneur and has founded two companies, Innovation Forum Barcelona and, Techstars-backed Lifebit.

Prior to Lifebit, she was a researcher at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, in Barcelona, where she was designing and deploying tools and methods that facilitate the analysis of Big Biomedical Data, allow for biological discoveries, and promote personalised medicine. She was part of the developing team of Nextflow, a programming framework that is revolutionising the computational analysis of genomic data and setting the foundations for personalised medicine computational analyses.

Maria is also a frequent industry speaker and has spoken in many international conferences on the subjects of docker containers, genomics workflows, the computational challenges of personalised medicine, AI and HPC in genomics, women in leadership, entrepreneurship, science ventures, among many other topics.


Precision 2018 Day 1 @ 17:00

Moving medicine from symptom based to algorithm based diagnosticsHow combining AI and genomics can advance treatment and diagnostics

  • How advances in AI and genomics are shaping medicine
  • The advantages of semantic integration of longitudinal omics data for improving diagnosis prediction
  • How AI-driven solutions can predict response to cancer treatment based on metagenomics information
  • How using AI methods improves traditional variant calling and mutation identification

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