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Advancing science and medicine through quality software.

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What we do

We are a London-based health-tech company, developing game-changing quality software for bioinformatics and healthcare to drive and innovate medical research world-wide, from UK to Japan. We have a scientific and medical background and specialise in genetics, methylation and image analysis.

Our flag-ship products include Phenopolis Browser and Octavius, with several others in the pipeline including, Phenogenon, EpiClockR and Docsnap.

If you have an interesting product which you like us to develop bespoke for you as industrial partners or academic collaborators, please free to get in touch.

Scientifically Sound Software &
Web Applications.

Experts in Cloud &
On Premises Analysis Pipeline.

Experts in processing
Big Data efficiently.

Fully Encrypted (AES256)
patient-identifiable data.

Stylish & Streamlined
User Interfaces.

On-going Support Available.

Our Work

Here are a few of the products that we have worked on.

Phenopolis Genomics Browser

An Online Platform for Genetic & Phenotype Data

An open-source website providing an intuitive interface to genetic and phenotypic databases. It provides variant filtering and gene prioritization based on the Human Phenotype Ontology. The Phenopolis Browser accelerates clinical diagnosis, gene discovery and encourages adoption of the Human Phenotype Ontology in the study of rare genetic diseases.


Leading imaging platform for storing, viewing OCT images online

An imaging platform allowing healthcare professionals in ophthalmology to easily upload, share their imaging data and present their cases interactively in a conference setting for educational purposes. We support all major optical coherence tomography vendor supported.


An interactive online platform for predicting phenotypes using methylation data.

An interactive online platform that implements a comprehensive and systematic pipeline of all major epigenetic clocks and other predictors, such as smoking status. Users may upload their own data and instantly compare different results produced from multiple epigenetic predictors.


A metric for identifying novel genotype to phenotype associations

An analysis and visualisation tool that combines, Human Phenotype Ontology defined patient phenotypes, population allele frequency, and variant pathogenicity prediction, in order to uncover gene to phenotype associations.


A secure photography app for Healthcare professionals

Users can tag images and add comments, allowing them to discuss cases with colleagues in a secure environment. Anonymised images with the required level of consent can be exported into presentations and publications, and can also be printed using AirPlay enabled devices.

Meet the Team

Phenopolis is run by an experienced team of forward-thinking bioinformaticians, scientists, engineers, doctors and entrepreneurs.

Dr Nikolas Pontikos

Co-Founder and CEO

Nikolas co-founded Phenopolis in August 2018 with Ismail to build quality software to service science and medicine. He has over 12 years experience in science and software development. He is also a Group Leader at UCL and has published over 70 papers in the last five years.

Dr Ismail Moghul

Co-Founder and CTO

Ismail co-founded Phenopolis with Nikolas. He is a serial entrepreneur with a lot of experience in the health tech sector. He specialises in cloud computing and building web services for scientific projects. He is currently completing his PhD at UCL where he is using Deep Learning to answer some of the big questions in the field of Methylation.

Dr Dayyanah Sumodhee

Director of Ethics and Qualitative Research

Dayyanah is a charted health psychologist with experience in qualitative research and developing digital interventions for behaviour change and health improvement.

Dr Jing Yu

Pipeline Engineer

Jing specialises in building exome and genome sequencing analysis pipelines on AWS and data visualisation. He has extensive experience in pathogen and human genetics research.

Dr Yuan Tian

Frontend Developer

Tian has over 5 years experience in bioinformatics and software development, with extensive experience in developing interfaces using React. He is skilled in JavaScript and R. As a scientist, he specialises in epigenetics and cross-omics.

Anita Szabo


Anita is a bioinformatician specialising in developing NGS analysis pipelines using R and nextflow.

Daniele Varrazzo

Database Guru and Backend Developer

Daniele has over 20 years software development and "hacking" experience in the open-source community. He is the lead developer behind psycopg. He specialises in developing robust, efficient and scalable APIs and databases using Python and Postgres.

Pablo Riesgo Ferreiro

Clinical Bioinformatician and API Developer

Pablo has over 10 years clinical bioinformatics software development experience working on DNA analysis and interpretation. He is particularly skilled in bioinformatics applied to the genetics of human disease and developing APIs for clinical variant interpretation.

Dr Cian Murphy (MD)

Medical Data Analyst

Cian is a data analyst with expertise in statistical genetics and medical genetics, in particular in cardiovascular genetics. He is skilled in R programming. Cian is also a junior doctor.

Anurag Priyam

Full-stack Developer

Anurag is an experienced Ruby on Rails developer skilled in developing beautifully designed and intuitive websites. He is also the lead developer behind SequenceServer.

Dr Alan Silva Wilter

Development Operations and Software Testing

Alan has over 10 years software development in bioinformatics experience and an unsatiable first for knowledge! He is currenlty overseeing the dev ops and code quality through extensive software testing.

Dr Bart Liefers

Deep-Learning Medical Image Analysis

Bart specialises in the medical image analysis using deep-learning techniques. He is also skilled in developing front-ends for medical image annotation.

Rida Elbahtouri

Rida Elbahtouri

Ruby on Rails Developer

Rida is a Full-Stack web developer skilled in developing web applications using React.js and Ruby on Rails.

Carlos Vieira

Carlos Vieira

JavaScript React Developer

Carlos is a JavaScript developer specialised in developing web applications with intuitive user interfaces using React.js and AWS.

Nicoleta Calin

Nicoleta Calin

Ruby on Rails Developer

Nicoleta is a web developer having expertise working in both front-end and back-end technologies. She is proficient in Ruby on Rails with an open mind to any technologies or practices.

Ayo Adesanya

Ayo Adesanya

JavaScript React Developer Intern

Ayo is an enthusiastic front-end junior react developer who enjoys turning designs into beautiful and intuitive web applications using React.js. He also has a strong interest in API and backend development.

Sarina Hussein

Sarina Hussein

Quality / Regulatory Manager

Sarina has worked within medical device quality for over seven years, she has worked in many different areas of industry including IVD manufacture and diagnostic development. Sarina has experience of managing a variety of different medical device products ranging from Class I to Class III.

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