Our Mission

BigOmics is focused on one thing — helping life scientists see and understand their omics data. Our mission is to create smart tools and make advanced omics analysis accessible to everyone. Let's together endeavour a world without cancer and complex diseases.


In December 2017, we won the third prize in the StartCup Ticino competition for the best startup business idea with our vision to democratize big data analysis in life science research. At the end of 2018, BigOmics Analytics was founded as a spin-off of the Institute of Oncology Research. In 2019, we are launching our first product the Omics Playground, a cloud-based self-service platform for visual data analytics of big omics data. We are based in Ticino, the sunny south of Switzerland.

Our Team

  • Murodzhon (Murat) Akhmedov
    CEO, co-founder, algorithms guru

    PhD in Artificial Intelligence. BSc in Management. Expert on graph algorithms in biology.
  • Ivo Kwee
    CTO, co-founder, data guru

    PhD in Medical Physics. Head of Bioinformatics at the Institute of Research in Biomedicine. Fourteen years professional experience.
  • Martina Drinjak
    CMO, marketing wizard

    Master student in Marketing & Transformative Economy (USI), with a specialization in Customer Experience and Value.
  • Axel Martinelli
    CSO, technology evangelist

    PhD in Biology. MSc in Immunology and Bioinformatics. Expert on parasitology and malariology.

Advisory Board

  • Antonio Lanzavecchia
    Scientific advisor

    Professor at USI. Director of Institute for Reseach in Biomedicine (Bellinzona). SVP at VIR Biotechnology. Scientific founder of Humabs BioMed (acquired by VIR).
  • Gabriel Haering
    Business development

    CEO at Cerbios-Pharma. Board member of Lipidor AB. Committee member Farma Industria Ticino. PhD Chemistry ETHZ.
  • Sabine Moravi
    Business development

    Board member Isolex Ltd. Board member Tranparency Life Sciences. General Manager at Novartis Oncology.
  • Silvia Panigone
    Business development & Fund raising

    Managing director ADYA consulting. Board member Oncogreen Therapeutics. Board member SwissMedendi. InnoSuisse coach.