Dr. Maria Chatzou Dunford

CEO and Co-Founder,Lifebit

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 thought leader, with unique expertise spanning Bioinformatics, Personalised Medicine, High Performance Computing, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Also a passionate entrepreneur, Dr. Chatzou Dunford has founded two companies, Innovation Forum Barcelona and Lifebit.

Lifebit is an intelligent cloud-based genomics technology company that enables secure integration and analysis of sensitive biomedical data to accelerate disease and drug discovery insights. With a $60 million raise in September 2021, Lifebit’s client-base is global, from government agencies and national precision medicine initiatives including Genomics England
through to pharmaceutical giants like Boehringer Ingelheim.

Dr. Maria Chatzou Dunford