WHO WE ARE
CEO / Founder
Stelios (Stilianos) is the Founder and CEO of BioCoS. He has a Biology degree – Bioinformatics (laurea; Master Equivalent) from the University of Bari (Italy), and a PhD in Human Genetics from the Université Paris Diderot-Paris VII (France), with très honorable avec felicitations du jury (highest academic honor in France). Holds +15 years of experience in bioinformatics, and he has been actively involved in several research projects. He has a long list of publications in international peer-reviewed journals, counting more than 200 citations.
Athanasia M. Dourou
Head of R&D
Athanasia is the Head of R&D of BioCoS. She holds a PhD in Agrobiodiversity from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy), a MSc in Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology from CIHEAM-MAICh (Greece) and a Master Equivalent in Biotechnology from the Agricultural University of Athens (Athens, Greece). She has 10 years of experience in wet bench laboratory techniques, and basic experience in bioinformatics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI, USA).
Business Management Advisory Team
Theodore N. Sotiriou
Over the last 6 years, he has been building products and growing tech startups in London and Athens, having an experience ranging from pre-seed B2C start-ups to Series A B2B. Theo holds M.Sc from the London School of Economics (LSE) in MIS. His areas of activity include accelerating growth in new ventures overlooking product & operations. His support is on go-to-market strategies and in the design of business operations and fundraising strategies.
- MSc Management Information Systems, LSE
- BSc Computer Science, AUEB
- BSc Business Administration, ACG
BioCoS Advisory Board
Solon P Pissis
He is Principal Investigator at the Life Sciences and Health research group; Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), and holds a Ph.D in Computing from King’s College London (UK). His research area is algorithms and data structures on sequences and trees e.g., pattern matching; indexing; comparison; and finding regularities. Applications thereof include bioinformatics, information retrieval, text mining, and pattern recognition.
Presently is Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary (Canada). He is a registered Professional Engineer and elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). His research focuses on the fundamental study and application of electrical fields to biological materials, and development of lab-on-a-chip devices, for various biotechnology and biomedical applications.
Holds a diploma in Computer and Informatics Engineering from the University of Patras, MSc in Computer and Telecommunications Networks from University of Athens and MBA from Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA). He has initiated, coordinated and been actively involved in +15 EU FP7 and H2020 projects mainly in the health and bioinformatics fields. Since 2014, he also works as an independent evaluator for the European Commission.
Founder and CEO of Agroknow, the food safety intelligence company that extracts tailor-made data insights for the global supply chain. He is an Electronics & Computer Engineer that holds two MSc degrees, as well as a PhD on Agricultural Information Management. With +15 years of expertise in the intersection of data and technology for food and agriculture, he is frequently working with industry and international organizations on ways in which technologies may be used to help solve critical challenges in the food supply chain.