Apostolos Malatras, PhD
IT Manager, Senior Bioinformatician
Apostolos Malatras holds a degree in Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, an MSc in Bioinformatics, and a joint Ph.D. in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics. His interests are in the fields of bioinformatics, systems biology, health, and biobank informatics. He has more than 10 years of experience in the proper accumulation, integration, curation, and analysis of omics data (gen-, trancript-, prote-) and have developed several online tools and databases, including HGCA, CellWhere, and MyoMiner. He is currently working at the biobank.cy, Center of Excellence for Biobanking and Biomedical Research as the Information Technology Manager to digitalize and harmonize the biobanking data and IT infrastructure and lead the biobank IT team. As Senior Bioinformatician, he manages, secures, analyzes, and standardizes clinical and genomics data, and leads the bioinformatics team. He has developed, designed, and is the database administrator of several genomics and biobank applications and databases, gaining in-depth knowledge of Biobanking software and skills that are utilized in biobank.cy, including federated dataset management and analysis from multiple pathologies, homogenization of clinical and experimental data, expertise in various statistical and data analysis methods relating to stratified medicine, optimizing knowledge on hosting platforms for biobank software solutions, identification, and planning of appropriate data storage and High-Performance Computing resources necessary to support data storage and information analysis.