Board of Directors
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Prof Kirill Alexandrov – Co-Founder & CSO
Kirill is an academic and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in molecular and synthetic biology. MW is the product of 10 years his work at the University of Queensland and later at Queensland University of Technology, backed by over $10m in research funding. In 1998 he co-founded the successful German biotechnology company JenaBioscience, and in 2006 he conceptualised, raised funds, established and operated the Dortmund Protein Expression (DPF) facility that was the most advanced European protein production facility at the time. Previously, he was a group leader at the Department of Physical Biochemistry at the Max- Planck Institute, Germany. Kirill has numerous patented inventions in the area of protein expression and engineering. He has a PhD in Cell Biology from European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany.
Andrea Mica – CEO, Venture Capital Investor
Andrea Mica is a Director at Oxford Technology, a specialized fund investing in early stage life sciences and technology startups. Prior to joining Oxford Technology he acquired extensive experience both promoting technologies for sale, and identifying new technologies to invest in. He also co-founded CleanSteel Ltd, a company for recycling waste products. He has an MSc in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University, and went on for a further graduate study in Innovation and Creativity at the State University College of New York.