Todor Gitchev

Senior Research Software Engineer

University of Zurich

I’ve been passionate about mathematics and informatics ever since. Consequently, I have studied informatics and became a software engineer. Later on, I discovered the fascinating world of bioinformatics and computational biology. The subject that first sparked my interest was epigenetics and gene expression with their immense complexity, connecting a “plan”, the genetic setup of an organism, with “reality”, the multifaceted expression across its cell types. I am happy to participate in filling the gaps in our medical science with my contribution. My research interests are quite interdisciplinary, ranging from applied mathematics and algorithms via genomics and epigenetics to biomedical data science. Apart from science, I enjoy climbing and scuba diving.


  • Bioinformatics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Genomics & Epigenetics
  • Algorithms


  • MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2020

    University of Bern

  • MSc in Informatics, specialization in Artificial Intelligence, 1998

    Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"