Team

ABCureD is a biomedical R&D start-up focusing on biomarker and drug target discovery.

Our aim is to improve the quality of clinical decisions and accelerate biomedical research to bring real solutions for peoples’ health.

We apply data and biology-driven approaches to produce highly performing biosignatures specific for clinically significant disease end-points, in multiple diseases including cancer and diabetes. We employ innovative automated machine learning and text data mining bioinformatic tools to optimise and accelerate discovery. We then validate models in patient cohorts, focusing on liquid biopsies, to offer mature blood-based solutions readily available for minimally invasive diagnostics anticipated to disrupt clinical management. Novel data-driven drug targets are also identified.

ABCureD is a spin-off the Democritus University of Thrace, in close proximity to the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, the major health provider of the prefecture of East Macedonia and Thrace ( >600K inhabitants ) in Greece.

ABCURED team

The team lead, Ekaterini Alexiou Chatzaki (PhD), is a Professor and Director of the laboratory of Pharmacology at DUTH and Director of the Institute of Agri-Health, Hellenic Mediterranean University Research Centre, Crete, Greece. She’s been leading the team since 2002, with special interests in Epigenetic/ Pharmacoepigenetics. The team currently consists of 5 post-docs and numerous PhD and post-graduate Biologists.

Ekaterini Chtazaki

Ekaterini Alexiou – Chatzaki

CEO & Co-founder

Ekaterini Alexiou – Chatzaki

CEO & Co-founder

Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace (Med-DUTH). Director, Research Institute Agro-Health.

Theodosis Theodosiou

Theodosios Theodosiou

CTO & Co-founder

Theodosios Theodosiou

CTO & Co-founder

Digital technology entrepreneur, Founder of the Statnous startup, Researcher in EnzyQuest’s startup Bioinformatics Research Department.

Theodoros Constantinidis

Theodoros Constantinidis

COO & Co-founder

Theodoros Constantinidis

COO & Co-founder

Occupational Physician, Professor of Hygiene, Director of the Laboratory of Hygiene and Environmental Protection, Med-DUTH.

Christina Cheimonidou

Maria Christina Cheimonidi

CSO & Co-founder

Maria Christina Cheimonidi

CSO & Co-founder

Msc, PhD Molecular Biology. Post Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB-FORTH).