About NEC OncoImmunity AS

Robust & reliable neoantigen prediction to empower the next generation cancer immunotherapies.

About NEC OncoImmunity AS

NEC OncoImmunity AS is a bioinformatics company offering proprietary machine-learning based software to address the key knowledge gaps in the prediction of bona fide immunogenic neoantigens for personalized cancer immunotherapy.

NEC OncoImmunity AS is dedicated to develop software solutions that facilitate effective patient selection for cancer immunotherapy, and identify optimal neoantigen targets for truly personalised cancer vaccines & cell therapies in a clinically actionable time-frame.

NEC OncoImmunity AS is a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, and is based in Oslo, Norway.

NEC OncoImmunity AS has assembled a growing and experienced multidisciplinary team of bioinformaticians, software-engineers and data scientists with machine-learning expertise.

  • Richard Stratford Ph.D.
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Richard Stratford Ph.D.
  • Trevor Clancy Ph.D.
    CSO & Co-Founder
    Trevor Clancy Ph.D.
  • Jenny-Ann Malmberg Ph.D.
    Software Development Manager
    Jenny-Ann Malmberg Ph.D.
  • Hugues Fontenelle Ph.D.
    Bioinformatics Development Manager
    Hugues Fontenelle Ph.D.
  • Stig Jarle Pettersen
    CFO
    Stig Jarle Pettersen

Dr. Stratford holds a PhD degree in immunology from Imperial College London. He has more than 10 years of experience in the vaccine industry and more than 15 years of commercial experience in biotechnology. In addtion Dr. Stratford has extensive experience in business development & patent management.

Dr. Clancy has a PhD degree in cancer bioinformatics from the University of Oslo. He has an immunological background developing computational immune-profiling methods, in several national and international cancer related projects. Dr. Clancy has more than 14 years experience in bioinformatics and 9 years of commercial experience in bioinformatics product development. He has an active scientific profile in applying immune informatics for biomarker discovery in cancer.

Dr. Malmberg has a PhD degree within fusion plasma physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. Dr. Malmberg has 20 years of experience in commercial software development including development and regulatory experience for CE IVD medical devices in the Healthtech industry.

Dr. Fontenelle has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Patras in Greece. Dr. Fontenelle has 15 years experience in biomedical engineering, software development and bioinformatics - with expertise in the development of clinical grade pipelines to analyze NGS data in the field of medical genetics.

Mr Pettersen is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration. He is an executive member of the board in Affitech AS. Mr. Pettersen is also on the board of Actigen Ltd. Previously Mr. Pettersen held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Xellia Pharmaceuticals AS and Chief Financial Officer for Cermaq ASA.

A development environment deeply immersed in the combined scientific fields of bioinformatics, biotechnology, onco-immunology and data science

  • Professor Eivind Hovig
    Bioinformatics Advisor
    Professor Eivind Hovig
  • Professor Arnoldo Frigessi
    Statistics Advisor
    Professor Arnoldo Frigessi
  • Professor Gustav Gaudernack
    Cancer Immunotherapy
    Professor Gustav Gaudernack
  • Øyvind Grotmol
    Machine Learning Advisor
    Øyvind Grotmol

The research activity of Professor Hovig centers on cancer and bioinformatics. Professor Hovig currently leads both a bioinformatics research team at the Department of informatics, University of Oslo, and a systems biology of melanoma team at the Oslo University Hospital, and he has published more than 160 international peer-review papers. He serves in a number of community roles, including being the scientific lead at the Oslo University Hospital bioinformatics core facility and is tightly integrated with the Norwegian national bioinformatics & genomics efforts, in addition to the bioinformatics activities at the Norwegian Cancer Genome Consortium. Professor Hovig is part of the management group of Elixir Norway. He has also co-founded several Norwegian biotech companies.

Professor Frigessi di Rattalma is an Italian statistician based in Norway, where he is a professor at the Department of Biostatistics with the Institute of Basic Medical Research at the University of Oslo. Professor Frigessi is director of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence for Research-Based Innovation "Big Insight - Statistics for the Knowledge Economy", and Director of the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oslo. He is an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Norwegian Computing Centre and actively developing innovative stochastic models carefully representing fundamental principle and mechanisms of complex systems. Frigessi's research work has been geared towards Bayesian statistics, on both the methodogical and applied side. Frigessi is a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, and was elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2008.

Professor Gaudernack was the head of Unit for Cancer Immunotherapy at the Norwegian Radium Hospital from 1995 to 2010, where he initiated an extensive cancer immunotherapy program, including more than 20 clinical studies of cancer vaccines targeting key factors in carcinogenesis and cellular therapy of cancer. His group pioneered vaccines targeting neoantigens (mutant K- and N-ras), starting as early as 1993. Professor Gaudernack has published 200 international peer-reviewed papers and is the co-founder of several cancer immunotherapy companies. He is presently CSO of Ultimovacs AS. He has more than 50 patents and 15 licenses of monoclonal antibodies, cancer vaccines and cancer diagnostics.

Mr Grotmol is the founder, CEO & CTO of Exabel. He has 12 years of experience as a successful tech and AI entrepreneur. He was Director of Research & Innovation at Medallia and VP at Energy Micro, and did extensive AI research as Senior Scientist at Brain Corp.

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