Dr. Maria Chatzou Dunford

Founder & CEO at Lifebit

PhD in Biomedicine, MSc in Bioinformatics and BSc in Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Maria Chatzou Dunford has over 15 years of experience in bioinformatics, biomedicine and developing the tools and platforms necessary to bring large-scale precision medicine projects to life globally. As a biomedical researcher, Maria designed tools and methods that have revolutionised the analysis of large-scale biomedical data. Maria is a proactive and goal-oriented leader and an established industry expert in science-based solutions that propel genomics and personalised medicine forward, including HPC, Big Data, Cloud, and AI. A passionate entrepreneur, Dr. Chatzou Dunford has founded two companies: Innovation Forum Barcelona and Lifebit. Maria is a visionary in the field of bioinformatics and precision medicine, contributing to numerous consortia, high impact publications and international speaking engagements.