Health tech executive with strong experience in sales and marketing combined with an engineering brain.
Tommi Kaasalainen is a health tech executive with strong experience in sales and marketing. He worked for a decade in the IT/telecom industry in management roles in Finland and Germany before transitioning to health tech in 2013. As the Executive Vice President of Innokas Medical he was responsible for growing their 25 M€ contract design and manufacturing business internationally. Most recently prior to Euformatics Tommi served as the CEO of Nukute, a Finnish medical device start-up focusing on sleep apnoea diagnostics.
Tommi holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tampere University of Technology and received an award for the best master’s thesis work in Finland upon graduation. He completed his second Master of Science degree with honors at the University of Tampere focusing on marketing and software development. Additionally, he has completed Aalto University´s Health Tech Executive program.
Christophe RoosChief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder
A geneticist by training, dedicated to bridging the gap between scientific research and real-world applications in clinical diagnostics.
Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder
Christophe Roos started his career as a researcher studying the interaction of genes during germ line stem cell development. Bioinformatics nevertheless followed him since the 1980s when he tested the first Swissprot database versions and sequence analysis software packages. He initiated bioinformatics training at the University of Helsinki, and later worked together with Jussi and Jukka on a large IT platform for systems biology.
Christophe holds Master of Science degrees in Genetics, and Mathematics & Chemistry from the University of Helsinki as well as a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. He has worked as a lecturer at several universities and authored and co-authored a number of scientific articles in a wide range of journals. He is very well connected and versed in several fields and languages. His specific professional interest is to facilitate biomedical research and clinical diagnostics through the application of a formalism borrowed from the exact sciences and through a better use of information technology.
Jukka MatilainenChief Software Architect, Co-Founder
Software guru with strong experience in systems biology and complex software development, combining abstract thinking with expert implementation.
Chief Software Architect, Co-Founder
Jukka Matilainen has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Helsinki University of Technology. His thesis dealt with tools for probabilistic modelling in bioinformatics software systems. He worked on the specification and design on a large IT platform for systems biology together with Jussi and Christophe, before founding Euformatics.
Jukka has strong experience in systems biology and in modelling of biological systems. He also has strong experience in software development that he gained through creating several tools and libraries for the systems biology platform. Jukka has co-authored scientific articles in systems biology.
Jussi VolanenCTO, Co-Founder
Database expert with experience managing databases in the terabyte range, building tools to simplify the most complex of tasks
Jussi Volanen has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Helsinki University of Technology. He has, as a senior architect, had responsibilities which included the planning and designing of a large IT platform for systems biology, in particular its server side.
Jussi has long experience in software development and databases as well as in administering multiple databases in the terabyte range. He achieved the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) certificate in 2008 followed by the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certificate in 2009. He also achieved the Oracle SQL Expert certificate in 2009 and the Microsoft SQLServer certificate in 2003. His special interest areas are software architecture and relational databases.
Diverse and skilled team
Iina KivimäkiQuality Engineer
Specialist in biotechnology with a dedication to quality, ensuring that our products and processes are up to regulatory requirements and industry standards in addition to being great for our customers.
Iina Kivimäki is a Master’s student at Aalto University, majoring in Biotechnology. Currently, she is working on her thesis, focusing on developing the quality management system at Euformatics. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology.
Iina has experience working in university research groups on computational chemistry and bioproduct chemistry, and has an interest in biomedical engineering. In her free time Iina plays the flute in a student orchestra and enjoys walking or cycling in nature.
Jamie McDonaldAccount Executive
A people person with a drive to solve customer problems. Responsible for making sure that our partners and customers succeed and always ready for a chat, so give him a call!
Puru ThapaSoftware Developer
Versatile software design pro with a passion for computational biology, building tools to make sense of huge amounts of genomic data.
Miguel AmezquitaJunior Account Executive
Bioengineer with a problem-solving mindset, mainly responsible for Spanish speaking regions, building partnerships with distributors and healthcare providers.
Miguel Amézquita has a Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from El Bosque University. He previously worked in data management for the pharmaceutical industry and has recently moved to Finland to pursue a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering and majoring in Health Technology and Informatics at Tampere University.
He is keen to apply his ability to problem-solve by working with our customers through decision support systems like omnomicsNGS. Now, he is supporting the sales team in expansion efforts in the Latin American market. Nowadays, his predominant pastime has become learning Finnish.
Makenzi NzauSoftware Engineer
A unique combination of a bioinformatician and a software engineer, working with the layout and format of patient reports delivered to the end-users from our products.
Makenzi Nzau has a Master’s degree in Computational Life Sciences from Aalto University. He wrote his thesis on the impact of low-frequency variation on metabolism and has been interested in genomics ever since.
He is interested in applying the principles of systems thinking on various levels, such as living organisms or organizations/teams. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, reading old books and (mostly) japanese martial arts.
Tim McDonaldTest Engineer
Bug detective and problem solving specialist who ensures that the rare issues we face when developing new features are fixed before they are deployed and delivered to customers.
Andrey MelnykJunior Account Executive
A head for biotech with a passion for making customers happy. Building and maintaining strong partnerships with distributors and laboratories mainly in Russia and Ukraine.
Andrey Melnyk is currently studying Bioinformatics at Aalto University while working for Euformatics as a Junior Account Executive. He has previously worked as sales team leader in a Finnish sales company, and is passionate about expanding his knowledge of new concepts, particularly while speaking about Euformatics to his global customers. He loves to challenge himself and is always ready to solve problems, whether they are his customers’, colleagues’ or his own.
In his free time Andrey loves spending time playing the piano and sports, especially football.
Benjamin ErazoJunior Application Engineer
Skilled bioinformatician always thinking outside of the box, working to evolve and improve our products for customers around the world.
Benjamin Erazo has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Jaén and a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from the University of La Coruña, both in Spain. His experiences have given him a multi-disciplinary knowledge allowing him to work with different kinds of software and interpret results from bioinformatics processes.
Born in Chile but raised in Spain, Benjamin recently moved to Finland to continue his professional career working as a Junior Application Engineer for Euformatics where his main tasks revolve around bioinformatics pipeline development. In his free time he enjoys playing sport and walking in nature with his camera.
Rafael Vicentini PopinApplication Scientist
Biotechnology expert ensuring our customers’ success through the application of his extensive scientific knowledge. Responsible for being a bridge between the product development and sales teams.
Rafael Vicentini Popin
Rafael Vicentini Popin was born and raised in Brazil, but has Italian roots. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering with an emphasis in plant pathology and holds a Master of Science degree focusing on microbial genetics from the University of São Paulo. He later moved to Finland for a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Helsinki, where expanded his knowledge of several different omics.
For him, writing scientific papers and a doctoral thesis was easy compared to learning Finnish! As a result most of his free time is now divided between games, exercising, and studying languages.
Sadeem ELBasyouniMarketing & Account Executive
Specialist in biochemistry with a dedication to science popularization, coordinating our public relations, sales and marketing activities to expand our solutions globally.
Sadeem has studied biochemistry master’s program with a minor in bioinformatics in linear & nonlinear regression in cancer omics in the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Oulu. Prior to that she has completed her Bachelor’s degree from Pharos University in Egypt in Clinical Pharmacy.
Throughout her studies, Sadeem was passionate about science popularization working in various marketing projects, and coordinating brand awareness campaigns on social media. She enjoyed creating digital content in English and Arabic contexts for the Middle East, the Nordics and the European regions.
Her motto is, ” We are all dots in everyone’ lives striving for connection & helping one another, once our mutual needs are identified, and a solution emerges for both parties. Then it is all about flourishing together.”