Meet the team

Every member of our team is committed to supporting the extraordinary work of our customers. We combine energy, enthusiasm, deep-rooted scientific expertise, and years of experience supporting pioneering pharmas and dynamic biotechs. We’ve experienced first-hand the impact of data in drug discovery and development and are ready to share that impact with you.

The team

Maarten Braspenning

SVP, Bioinformatics and Data Science

Maarten heads the bioinformatics unit at Excelra . He is a biotech entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience, having first founded NXT-Dx, a wet lab service provider, and later BISC Global, focused on bioinformatics, statistics, and machine learning consulting. BISC Global expanded to seven locations across Europe and the USA and was acquired by Excelra in 2023, creating an international bioinformatics powerhouse.

Dr. Chandra Sekhar Pedamallu

AVP, Bioinformatics and Data Science

Chandra leads Excelra’s science operations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and has worked at Sanofi, New England Biolabs, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Broad Institute. Chandra has contributed to over 80 publications in world-class journals and more than a dozen Cancer Genome Atlas projects. He ranks in the top 6% of scientists worldwide and the top 2% in citations (AD Scientific Index).

Where science meets technology

Participating in the Bio-IT conference gives us an opportunity to present ourselves as a strong player in the field of bioinformatics and R&D technology space. Our exceptional data curation and broader platform and technical capabilities make us “The Bioinformatics Powerhouse”.