"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"
Helen Keller
Meet the Team
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Biological and Biofuels Process Engineer, Marine’s PhD focuses on developing sustainable biofertilizers from microorganisms in order to tackle the challenges faced by farmers worldwide. Working in international multidisciplinary environments has given her the flexibility to adapt to a wide range of business activities such as project management, communication, strategic planning, and technology development

STRATEGY

MARINE VALTON

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Having completed a Bioinformatics Masters, Laura’s PhD research is focusing on computational algorithms to enhance biotechnological production. Her career includes training in Management and IP litigation. Due to her international and multidisciplinary exposure, Laura also gained strong communication, digital marketing and sales/promotion skills.

IP & COMMUNICATIONS

LAURA DE ARROYO GARCIA

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With an MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship, Viktoriia is also experienced in customer-focused product creation and service development. She brings the essential skills of business development, marketing strategy and commercialisation.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

VIKTORIIA NIKONOVA

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Reader at Imperial College London, where he manages a budget of  ~£1.1m funded by the European Commission and national UKRI. and teaches both biotechnology and entrepreneurship. His long track-record in project management and early-stage biotechnology entrepreneurship education are essential assets to Bio-F.

BIOTECH TRANSLATION 

PATRIK JONES, PhD

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Biochemistry/Biophysics PhD, Giorgio has been working in the biotechnological optimization of photosynthetic microorganisms for sustainable food/fuels. As Research Associate he is currently developing synthetic biology solutions to rewire nitrogen metabolism in microorganisms and generate more efficient biofertilizers.

TECH DEVELOPMENT

GIORGIO PERIN, PhD

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Responsible for developing the proof of concept for Bio-F, Emanga brings over 5 years of experience from her Masters degree in Environmental Technology and a PhD based on circular economy fertilization, where working at the interface of science and engineering, she studied the potential of algal biofertilizers and their impact on UK arable soils.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

EMANGA ALOBWEDE

 
Our Advisors
Our founding team's wealth of experience and technical skillset are complemented by the invaluable insights and feedback from leading experts, who are united and aligned with our vision and entrepreneurial spirit. Fruitful collaborations with our Business and Agronomy advisors have been instrumental to our progress - we thank them both for  their support to date! 

JANET MURRAY

BUSINESS ADVISOR

PETER BEVAN

AGRONOMY ADVISOR

Janet has over 20 years of experience both in the corporate world working with Shell US/Int and as a successful entrepreneur herself. She launched her own training delivery business and is passionate about empowering and helping clients get to where you want to be.

Peter is the SME Fruit and Veg Agronomist for Abel & Cole, an organic food retailer in the UK working with a network of over 150 growers. He brings 20 years of agronomy experience, including working for the giant Bayer CropScience. He has a deep understanding of soil conditions and sustainable practices in the UK.

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