Denmark Medical Centre
Fiona Nielsen, founder and CEO of DNAdigest and Repositive, is a bioinformatics scientist turned entrepreneur. She used to work at Illumina developing tools for interpretation of next-generation sequencing data and analysing cancer and FFPE samples sequenced on the latest technology. There she realised how difficult it is to find and get access to genomics data for research, which led to DNAdigest being founded as a charity to promote best practices for efficient and ethical data sharing - aligning the interests of patients and researchers. In August 2014 Repositive Ltd was spun out of DNAdigest as an entity to develop and provide a novel software tools and mechanisms for sharing of data, including a data brokering mechanism, enabling easy access to anonymised aggregated data. Fiona was nominated for the 2013 WiSE award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.