DNASequence is a young, dynamic enterprise based on a long history of corporate and academic collaboration between the founders, their networks and their partners. The founders of DNASequence have been working together in the field of digital biotechnology for more than 15 years and have thus imagined their current efforts a long time ago.
“Our expertise ranges from information technology – such as hardware, network and software engineering, software development, HPC, big data analytics, machine learning, algorithm implementation and cloud computing – to biotechnology – such as omics technologies, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and exposomics, as well as bioinformatics, life science databases, precision medicine and data/software standards” explained Professor Christos Ouzounis, the company’s CSO.
DNASequence, with the strong US network of its founders, is expected to work with US industries on multiple levels. “As a cutting-edge IT/biotech, we will follow the latest trends and technology platforms closely in the academic domain, where collaborations with top academic institutions are being fostered. In addition, corporate partnerships are envisioned, both in the IT and the biotechnology domains, in the near future” highlighted Ouzounis.
According to the CSO, the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the need for digitalization and the application of new cutting-edge technologies. “Despite the public health disaster and emergency measures with a negative impact on the economy, the current pandemic underlines the need for biosafety and biosecurity, as never before” he said.
This has pushed the startup ecosystem in Greece forward and it is currently experience its biggest boom, a great development coinciding with the country’s proud 200th anniversary since revolution. “The celebration of 200 years of modern Greece is a milestone for a new era of innovation built on a rich cultural heritage, where DNASequence can also contribute by actively participating in projects related to the preservation of archaeological treasures. The future is bright” Ouzounis said.