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Iulian Pruteanu-Malinici

Director, Bioinformatics, Pioneering Medicines

Iulian Pruteanu-Malinici joined Flagship Pioneering in 2022 as Director of Bioinformatics for Pioneering Medicines. He has over 15 years of cutting-edge probabilistic modeling and computational biology experience in oncology and immuno-oncology omics projects. In this role, Iulian is responsible for leading Pioneering Medicines’ bioinformatics efforts using omics data and a vast array of analysis tools to support the development of innovative therapeutics.

Prior to joining Pioneering Medicines, Iulian worked at Novartis, most recently within the Immuno-Oncology department, leading projects across a broad range of check-point inhibitor and CAR-T efforts. Prior to this role, he was part of the Cell and Gene Therapy Unit, where he led bioinformatics for the first-ever BLA filings for two CAR-T therapies – one for pediatric Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and the other for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

Iulian received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Duke University and his B.S. in Software and Networks in Telecommunications from Politehnica University in Bucharest, Romania.