Chief Data Officer
Xosé M Fernández was trained in molecular biology and bioinformatics. A computational biologist with extensive experience in clinical research and practical innovations ranging from clinical trials to cancer research, he is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications, being cited 11,000+ times. He joined Institut Curie as Chief Data Officer in 2017, in this role, he provides scientific leadership for a portfolio in data science to support the institutional mission of transforming the understanding and treatment of cancer. Dr Fernandez's team is working with a wide range of partners from inside and outside the healthcare sector to bring the most advanced forms of big data and analytics to Institut Curie, enhancing areas such as data, analytics and digital engagement. Over the years he has directed programs in bioinformatics, molecular medicine and clinical data integration and organised consortia to accelerate the implementation of genomics in clinical research and precision medicine.