Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford is the CEO and co-founder of Lifebit.AI. Maria is a thought-leader and biotech innovator, expert in AI-driven drug discovery, biomedical informatics and federated 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 biomedical researcher, working on developing tools and methods that facilitate the analysis of Big Biomedical Data and promote personalised medicine discoveries. This includes the industry’s standard programming framework, Nextflow.
George Underwood is a senior member of the pharmaphorum editorial team, having previously worked at PharmaTimes and prior to this at Pharmafocus. He is a trained journalist, with a degree from Bournemouth University and current specialisms that include R&D, digital and M&A.