Chief Executive Officer
Nejc leads the Genialis team. His ambitious technological vision for Genialis—to tackle some of the most difficult problems in life sciences data analysis—is backed up by decades of study and practice in computer science and enterprise IT. Nejc is passionate about entrepreneurship in general, but building a transparent organization of tightly-knit team members, driven to solve difficult problems at scale, is what he likes the most. He is a SpaceX fan and hopes that one day he will take his family on vacation to Mars.
Chief Technology Officer
Miha is the architect of Genialis’ software. He manages the engineering department with dedication to bridge the gap between life scientists and engineers. He worked for numerous IT companies before specializing in data science. His doctoral research stands at the crossroads of machine learning, network analysis and interactive visualizations. A data scientist by training but an engineer at heart, Miha is passionate about building production-ready software for the masses.
Chief Product Officer
Rafael specifies what Genialis software should do, and how it should look and feel. He oversees the design team and works intimately with heads of engineering, marketing and sales, and projects. A molecular biologist performing next-gen sequencing for over a decade, Rafael has cultivated a deep empathy for life scientists in need of friendlier data analysis tools. Always a dilatant, Rafael’s true scientific passion lies in natural history, especially marine invertebrates and their habitats.
Director of Projects
Luka oversees the project management process within Genialis. A molecular biologist and self-taught bioinformatician, he is slowly learning that managing projects is about getting the communication right so that our partners are heard and understood, and so that Genialis team members can go on being awesome at their jobs. He is passionate about maximizing the transformative impact Genialis has on science, and minimizing his personal footprint in the world in general.
Director of Business Development
Klemen leads business development and sales, aiming to bring new partners and collaborators on board. A pharmacist by trade, Klemen turned his focus to business, with a passion for exploring exciting new opportunities to create value. Klemen has been with Genialis since day 1, helping the company find its voice and its purpose. Always glad to strike up a conversation, Klemen is happiest when his efforts ensure the team has more than enough work on its plate.
Elia started his genomics career in Hinxton, UK where he participated to the completion and analysis of the human genome. He has worked in genomics, combining “wet” and “dry” labs, in academic settings in Asia (IMCB and TLL, Singapore) and Europe (Telethon, CBM and UCL) as well as in translational settings (co-directed the Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics at San Raffaele Hospital). He now works as Director of Genomics and Computational Biology at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma.
Blaž is a professor at the University of Ljubljana where he lectures and does research in machine learning, data mining, and bioinformatics. He is also a visiting professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Zupan is a coauthor of Orange, a open-source data mining suite, and dictyExpress, a web app for gene expression analytics.
Chris completed his graduate and post-doctoral training at Yale University before joining the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical School in New York City. His lab develops methods, both “wet” and “dry” that push the leading edge of genomics and computational biology. Notable projects include the Pathomap subway metagenomics project and the NASA Twin Study.
Tomaž is a management and business consultant with tremendous practical know-how, underscored by his education at INSEAD. His background includes sales, business modeling, process development, crisis management and business restructuring. He thus contributes a sound understanding of strategic topics with significant operational vision. Tomaž also read Computer Science at Cambridge, UK and worked in the IT industry, initially developing educational and web software and later leading a number of enterprise system implementations.