Nora Khaldi, PhD
Founder and CSO of Nuritas, Ireland
Dr. Nora Khaldi is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Nuritas, a company helping to solve some of the greatest challenges in biology and medicine.
Dr. Khaldi is disrupting the status quo of drug discovery by integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to extract peptides from food-based material for the development of therapies to address a broad range of health areas. She has a unique interdisciplinary background in mathematics, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. Since launching in 2014, Nuritas has grown rapidly, boasts well-known funders and support from the EU Horizon 2020 and the EIB, and has raised $65M to date.
In 2017, Dr. Khaldi was named Woman of the Decade in Business and Leadership at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) European Union Event and received the Rising Star Prize from the Tech Excellence Awards. In 2019, she was inducted into the Young Global Leaders, the World Economic Forum’s foundation for remarkable leaders under 40. Dr. Khaldi continues to lead the Nuritas team in its goal of reaching billions of people with their life-changing ingredients, working with global leaders such as Nestle and BASF.
Dr. Khaldi has a PhD in Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics as well as a Masters in Mathematics.