The team of CancerAppy is formed by professionals with different background, scientific knowledge, and expertise including basic scientists, bioinformaticians, physicians and engineering leaders that form a heterogeneous and dinamic group always open to innovate.



Luis Martin

CEO - Co-founder

Luis Martín is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader. With a career spanning more than 15 years in technology and data science, he is an expert in creating projects from scratch and offering them to the market. Global Executive MBA. Co-founder of  TatemonoProject,  EstudioNOTE and NAT innovation office.


Alberto Ocaña

Former Co-Founder / Advisor

Oncologist scientist, leading the Experimental Therapeutics Unit, at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid, Spain. He trained in Molecular Biology at Vall d´Hebron Hospital, Barcelona and in Drug Development and Design of Clinical studies at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He has also been a visiting professor at Yale University. Dr Ocana has more than 180 published articles in scientific journals.

Artificial Intelligence & Drug Discovery


Elisa Poyatos

PhD - Chief Scientific Officer

PhD in Chemistry from Universitat Politècnica de València, Elisa is graduated in Chemistry from the UCLM and obtained a Master’s Degree in Biophysics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has seven years of multidisciplinary research experience, working in several scopes such as synthesizing chemical compounds to test their antitumor capacity, using single molecule manipulation techniques, or developing new nanomaterials for controlled delivery. 


Pawel Gancarski

PhD Head of AI

PhD in computer science from Trinity College Dublin in algebraic methods for software verification. Have eight years of experience in the field of wind energy research, where he was helping other scientists with numerical models and measurement data. He was focused on constantly improving research workflows and helping to define and prototype innovative ideas. In CancerAppy responsible for defining and implementing solutions based on ML algorithms.


Xabier Pena

Head of IT - Partner

Entrepreneur and developer specialized in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Computer Engineer UPV. MBA Eseune Business School

Has experience in development of computer platforms. Manager at Koalition Interactive.

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Cristian Privat

PhD - Biochemistry

PhD in Chemistry from University of Barcelona in in-silicio strategies for protein modeling. Cristian graduated in Chemistry from the UB and then completed the UB-UPC interuniversitary Master in Atomistic and Multiscale Modeling in Chemistry, Physics and Biochemistry. During his academic career, he has gained experience in virtual screening and protein conformational ensemble analysis, which are essential tools in the early stages of drug design

Wet Experiment Lab

Scientific Advisor

Scientific Advisor


Sofia Matilla

Graduated in Pharmacy

Graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Alcalá and specialised in Cell and Molecular Biology, and molecular mechanisms of signaling pathways involved in the genesis and promotion of cancer.


Balazs Gyorffy

PhD - Scientific Advisor

Head of Node for ELIXIR Hungary, a European Commission funded project, developing best practices and platforms for sharing and manipulating sensitive medical data across Europe. He is specialized in bioinformatic evaluation of genomic data and oncology. A former Research Fellow of Harvard Medical School.


Corina Lorz

PhD - Scientific Advisor

Senior research scientist and principal investigator, Head and Neck Cancer Group at CIEMAT and Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid. Honorific Professor at the Medicine Faculty, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Trained in Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidad Autonóma de Madrid, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jimenéz Diaz, Department of Biochemistry University of Lausanne, Rogel Cancer Centre University of Michigan and IRDB Imperial College London. Strong scientific background in molecular oncology, preclinical models and signal transduction pathways.

Business Development & Partnering


Tobias Strobl

PhD - Chief Strategy Officer

Tobi is an experienced strategy and innovation consultant with extensive work experience in the startup, corporate and academic environment in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Tobi is a lead mentor and instructor with internationally renowned accelerators and startup programs such as the German Accelerator Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Venture Development Program by Santa Clara University and the German Entrepreneurship, Open Austria and Innogate technology accelerator, amongst others. He is also lecturer with INSEEC business school. 


Arianna Singson

Advisor - International Business Developer

Arianna is an experienced executive with extensive work experience in digital technologies and in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry. She has worked with various corporate conglomerates under Advanced Publications’ CondeNast (Publishing), Lacoste (Retail, Outlets and Ecommerce) and Hewlett Packard, Autonomy Interwoven (Multinational Enterprise Company).


Enrique de la Rica

Advisor - Innovative and Entrepreneurial Developer

Founder and Director of ESEUNE Business School (Spain and China). Director of the “Silicon Valley CEO Academy” in San Francisco (California). He has been a member of the first E-Commerce Advisory Committee of the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Director of the Technologies and Management Group of the Knowledge Cluster and is Advisor & Investor of the social network (Spain-USA).


Josean Borge

Advisor - Funding & BD Strategy

Global Entrepreneur in Residence in Boston Massachusetts for Entrepreneurship. (Entrepreneurship program No. 1 in the USA). Executive MBA ESEUNE-Georgetown University. Technology. Founding Entrepreneur of El Señor de la Red (sold to Telefónica in 2002) CX Surboards, DataSurfHouse / Aquadat (Boston) and Dreamers factory innovation Outpost