Our Team

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. We are based in Ticino, the sunny south of Switzerland.

  • Axel Martinelli
    CMO, technology evangelist

    PhD in Biology. MSc in Immunology and Bioinformatics. Expert on parasitology and malariology.
  • 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.
  • Murodzhon (Murat) Akhmedov
    CEO, co-founder, algorithms guru

    PhD in machine learning. BSc in Management. Expert on graph algorithms in biology.


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.