Dr. Chris Evelo is the head of the Department of Bioinformatics – BiGCaT at Maastricht University. He is author and co-author of more than 70 publications in the field of bioinformatics, systems biology and toxicology. His main research focus is on integrative systems biology where he uses modern bioinformatics approaches to understand different types of genomics, metabolomics and large scale genetics data by combining it with what we already know.

He is a council member of the Research School for Nutrition and Toxicology in Maastricht and the European Network of Excellence for Nutrigenomics and leading the bioinformatics in that program and a a member of the steering committee of the IMI program Open Phacts, he is also in the coordinating teams for the micronutrient genomics program and for the development of the nutritional phenotype database. Dr. Evelo is also involved in co-ordinating teaching programs related to bioinformatics such as the EU funded Biohealth Computing initiative.