"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"
Helen Keller
Meet the Team
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MARINE VALTON

CEO

Marine is a Biological and Biofuels Process Engineer and her 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

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LAURA DE ARROYO GARCIA

IP & COMMUNICATIONS

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.

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VIKTORIIA NIKONOVA

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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.

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PATRIK JONES, PhD

BIOTECH TRANSLATION 

Patrik is a Reader in Metabolic Engineering at Imperial College London, where he is managing R&D projects aiming to enhance our overall sustainability. 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.

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GIORGIO PERIN, PhD

TECH DEVELOPMENT

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.

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EMANGA ALOBWEDE

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

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.

 
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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