Founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Leukos Biotech
Born in Cádiz, she studied Biology in Madrid (Autonomous University of Madrid) and did her PhD thesis in immunology at the CBMSO-UAM. After that, she did a post-doc fellowship in Canada focusing on stem cells (Dr. Bhatia’s lab at the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute). Since 2012, she has headed up the Leukemia Stem Cells research group at the Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute.
Jordi Cusidó is an industrial engineer and has a PhD in Electronics from the UPC (extraordinary PhD award in ICT for his thesis). He was a project manager at a technology center for eight years and did a postgraduate degree in start-up development at Stanford. In 2013, he struck out as an entrepreneur and has never looked back. In three years, he has founded four companies, raised more than €2.5 million and been recognized with international awards (MIT Technology Review and Most Innovative SME in EU). Now he wants to expand business into four new countries, starting with the United States...
Dr. Laura Soucek is head of the Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), an ICREA research professor and an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Ever since her undergraduate studies, she has focused her career on Myc inhibition. This project has been her personal dream and challenge for the past 20 years. Peptomyc won the Johnson & Johnson Start-up Slam Barcelona at BIO-Europe Spring for the best innovative project.
Paulo holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, where he researched new technologies for cross-sectional brain imaging. In Barcelona, he became an associate researcher at the University of Barcelona, specializing in neuroimaging techniques. Then, he co-founded Mint Labs as CEO/CTO and has worked in this field over 10 years. He was named one of the Spanish Innovators under 35 by the MIT Technology Review in 2014.
Named an Innovator Under 35 of 2016 by the MIT Technology Review Spain, Javier Jiménez has taken a huge leap in his professional career thanks to New Born Solutions, which he co-founded and has been CEO of since 2015. He has a degree in telecommunications engineering from the UPC, an MBA from EAE and a PhD in biomedical engineering. He has worked professionally in computing, communication systems, the automotive sector and space communications but he is most passionate about biomedical imaging.
She has a degree in Veterinary studies, a master in Immunology and a PhD in pharmacology (including one year at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda). Mariona Serra began this new phase as an entrepreneur as a result of her post-doc at the Biomedical Research Institute of Girona. She complemented her training with a Program for Leadership Development at IESE and co-founded GoodGut in 2014, acting as CEO ever since. She is a member of the Social Council at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where she presides over the University-Enterprise committee.