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!
Jamie McDonald was born in the UK but now calls Finland his home. He has a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, and varied work experience from several different sectors, both private and public in the UK and Finland. He has a passion for people, and a strong desire to help solve problems, whether they be those of our customers or anyone else.
His experience working both in B2C and B2B roles means that he has a well-grounded understanding of what makes people tick which he applies to his position at Euformatics working on both sales and marketing. When not in the office, you can find him enjoying Finnish nature whenever possible or playing some kind of musical instrument.
Puru ThapaSoftware Developer
Versatile software design pro with a passion for computational biology, building tools to make sense of huge amounts of genomic data.
Purushottam Magar Thapa
Purushottam Thapa Magar has a Bachelor’s degree in Media Engineering from the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, and experience in working with various application development frameworks and programming languages. He is also well-versed in several agile software development methods.
Currently, he is studying for a Master’s in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, majoring in discrete algorithms. His academic interests are in computational biology, string algorithms and NGS data analysis. Apart from work and studies, Purushottam loves to do sports and enjoys learning music.
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.
Tim McDonald has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. His job is to ensure that our software is ready to be deployed to customers in its best possible form with all functions operational and up-to-date. He applies this critical thinking and process optimisation to his job with Euformatics as he looks for ways to augment usability and accessibility of the software.
Born in the UK but brought-up in Finland, Tim has spent time between both countries but regards Finland as home, and hopes to soon become a Finnish citizen. He enjoys spending time birdwatching and relaxing in the beauty of Finnish nature.
Maryam MohammadlouJunior Software Engineer
Bioinformatics expert with strong analytical and programming skills, developing new workflows to help drive the world of NGS forwards.
Maryam Mohammadlou is currently completing her second Master’s degree, in Biomedical Science and Technology, at Tampere University while working for Euformatics. In her role as Junior Software Engineer, she is mainly working on developing workflows as part of our quality control tool and around variant calling in NGS data.
Maryam is skillful at programing with R and Python, and has a good familiarity and working experince with bioinformatics tools and softwares. Her previous research field was the evolution of viruses.
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.