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Idoia Ochoa, professor at Tecnun, among the 35 innovators in Europe in 2019, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

It has been recognised for developing algorithms that facilitate the processing of genome data to drive personalised medicine.

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The researcher Idoia Ochoa on the campus of Tecnun PHOTO: Communication Service
10/01/20 10:10 Communication Service

The engineer from Guipuzcoa Idoia Ochoa, professor at Tecnun- Engineering School of the University of Navarra, has been awarded by MIT Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among the 35 most innovative young Europeans of 2019. Since 1999, MIT Technology Review has recognised the talent of entrepreneurs from different countries who are developing new technologies to help solve problems affecting society.

The magazine, founded in 1899, has recently published the list of Europe's innovators of 2019, who are between 24 and 34 years old, after having been selected by an evaluation committee of 116 specialists from among more than 1,000 candidates. Their projects cover a broad spectrum of emerging technologies and more than half of them are in the areas of Biotechnology or Medicine, as is the case of this engineer, recognised for developing algorithms that facilitate the processing of genome data to boost personalised medicine.

Ochoa is a telecommunications systems engineer. She was awarded a scholarship to work in the United States and completed her master's degree and thesis at Stanford University. From there she became Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently part of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department at Tecnun.

MIT Technology Review has enlisted the help of more than 60 ambassadors in this European edition, influential people in the local ecosystems of the different countries of the continent who help the organisation to search for and identify promising candidates.

Notably, MIT Technology Review is the world's oldest technology magazine and the global authority on the future of technology in the internet, telecommunications, energy, computing, materials, biomedicine and business.

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