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Maria Chatzou

President

Maria Chatzou, PhD, is a biotech innovator and a proud geek, expert in bioinformatics, medical informatics and high performance computing. She is also a passionate entrepreneur and a familiar face in Barcelona entrepreneurial ecosystem where she co-founded the local Innovation Forum branch.
As a researcher at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, in Barcelona, Spain, she has been designing and deploying tools and methods that facilitate the analysis of Big Biomedical Data, allow for biological discoveries, and promote personalized medicine. She is part of the developing team of Nextflow, a programming framework that is revolutionizing the computational analysis of genomic data and setting the foundations for personalized medicine computational analyses.
Maria is visionary, driven and goal-oriented. She consistently strives for proactive leadership, excellence & innovation. She deeply cares about creating a positive impact in the world through science-based technological innovations.