Learn more about Cristina through the following quick questions:

Hi Cristina. What do you do at GenomSys, and what are you currently working on?

At GenomSys, I overlook the administrative organization, coordinate financial and HR areas of the business.

What is the most significant benefit of MPEG-G, in your opinion? 

In my opinion, it is its capacity to manage and control a huge amount of data, additionally offering selective access as its utmost benefit, which means identifying and retrieving a piece of specific information. This feature, in particular, solves some constraints of the currently used legacy formats. Furthermore, MPEG-G as a complete internationally recognized standard offers a high level of interoperability and guarantees stability for any organization handling genomic data beyond its efficiency in terms of processing speed, compression, and security.

What is your take on personalized medicine and what role does GenomSys play in that?

We are in an era of significant changes pushing boundaries at an incredible speed. The growing access to genetic information leads to more effective treatments, prevention, diagnostics, improved quality of health information, care, effectiveness, and less costs ultimately. I’m proud to work with passionate colleagues devoted to shaping the latest and most performing solutions to manage this precious data.

Genomic data and data privacy challenges. What is, in your opinion, a way to solve this issue?

At GenomSys, we develop solutions enabling the individual to own and hold his genetic information with the uttermost privacy, as well as supporting health care professionals to analyze genomic data more efficiently and with maximum security as is required by the sensitive information of our DNA.

When did you join GenomSys and what was one of the most memorable moments you experienced during GenomSys’ journey so far?

I joined GenomSys nearly two years ago and have experienced challenges, hopes and dedication as only possible within a startup. Everyone brings pride to work and awareness that every step can lead to revolutionary solutions in terms of changes in currently used technologies, possibilities, regulations, society. Personalized medicine is our future; we are building this day by day through our developments, business discussions, negotiations, partnerships. Our people, the company, the investors all are part of the process, stone after stone.

When you’re not organizing the GenomSys’ office, what do you do in your free time?

I try to spend most of my time outside in nature and enjoy the incredible Swiss surroundings with the impressive mountains and beautiful lakes. We are spoiled in choices of water sports, hiking and biking paths. I embrace short trips whenever it’s possible.

Do you listen to podcasts? What are you currently listening to?

I am a fan of anything concerning people and decisions: motivational speeches, entrepreneurs’ advice and interviews, stories about companies’ creation and development, biographies. I am charmed by disruptive thinkers, change-makers, women empowering women, minorities defenders. Listening to different stories brings inspiration, knowledge, experience, wisdom and fun when anecdotes or thoughts are presented ironically.

What is your favorite base in the DNA (adenine, guanine, cytosine, or thymine)?

Although I am not a biologist, I may say cytosine, but I read up on the DNA bases. What fascinated me the most was that of all the bases, cytosine can have an extra chemical group attached to it, which helps regulate genes by turning them on and off. Making cytosine a bigger player for storing information on the DNA.

If you have any further questions for Cristina or about GenomSys, please feel free to contact us.

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