Founder and CEO
Bioinformatics scientist specialised in genome analysis with 15 years of experience in software development and project management. Fiona left her job at Illumina Cambridge in 2013 to pursue her vision of enabling efficient genomic data sharing and founded the charity DNAdigest. In August 2014 she founded Repositive as a spin out of DNADigest.
Co-founder and CTO
Adrian is a data scientist with expertise in algorithm optimisation and API development. While working at Illumina, Adrian built APIs for Illumina’s BaseSpace environment and tools for extracting statistics out of large genomic datasets. Prior to that he worked as a research associate at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany.
Amanda is a business consultant, interim executive, and coach, specialising in small and start-up enterprise, especially those based on innovative science or technology. Her professional background spans Consultancy, Business Development, Investment Fund Management and R&D in genomics; her academic background is in chemistry.
Nadia joined DNAdigest as a volunteer researcher in May 2014 and later the Repositive team. Prior to this she was an academic researcher and a scientific editor. Nadia is experienced both in wet and dry-lab work. She has a PhD in chemistry and extensive experience in NMR spectroscopy of proteins.
Manuel is a 2016 fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute and Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology. Previously, he was Technical Coordinator of the Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructure ELIXIR-UK, coordinator of the BioJS open source community and Chair of the Technical Committee for the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET). Manuel holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester and did his post-doctoral research in clinical genomics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, developing the DECIPHER database. He has >40 scientific publications.
Craig manages a wide spectrum of activities including marketing, events, communications and also assists with design and brand management. Craig gets particularly excited over growth hacking techniques and lean analytics and has the added bonus of 9 years’ design experience.
Jana is working on the design and when it is needed she does coding as well. She has a background in graphic design and front-end development. Her favourite tool is pen and paper to quickly sketch out an idea.
Charlotte comes from an academic background, with experience in genomic data research and a PhD in Infection and Immunity. She understands the need for more data and the difficulties faced by researchers in finding and accessing that data. Her aim is to understand what Repositive users want, and how genomic data Repositories work, so she can help make Repositive into an awesome product.
Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
Richard is working on exploration of genomic data repositories and privacy-preserving querying. He was previously at Illumina, where he developed and assessed algorithms to detect a variety of classes of genomic variants and gained an appreciation of the need for large genomic datasets and their efficent reuse. He has a particular interest in neurogenomics and is curious to know how the human genome specifies those neural circuits that we share.
Computer science graduate with experience in developing web applications. Interested in UI design, functional programming, nature and functional movement...and food.
Dennis recently joined Repositive after graduating with a Master's in Computational Biology from TU Munich. His focus is on backend development and data processing and analysis. On the weekends, you might catch him dancing somewhere or making music as a DJ or bass player.
Ruben is a Spaniard software developer with experience in frontend, mobile and backend projects. His interests are mainly related with software architecture, functional methodologies, OSS and community driven events.
Lead Software Engineer
IT professional with almost 15 years of experience in software development, software architecture and leadership roles across a wide range of industries. Marek has a great passion for massive online education, which he uses to expand his knowledge in areas of his interest, mainly software engineering, molecular biology and computational biology. During his free time, he serves as volunteer at the local DYI bio lab, or whizzes somewhere through the Cambridge countryside on his bicycle.
Frontend Web Developer
Daniel is a web developer who works on building frontend Ember apps. He studies computer science at the University of Kent, enjoys exploring web technologies and is a big fan of carrot cake.
Tom is developing his frontend web skills as well as advancing his interest in data analytics & UI/UX design. He graduated in 2015 from a Sport & Exercise Science degree at the University of Bath and is a keen cyclist & climber.
Katie joined the Repositive team from a retail background. She is helping to look after the office, processing payroll and expenses and supporting Amanda, our CFO.
Daniel Jason Binks
Daniel recently joined Repositive after graduating with a Master’s in Brands, Communication & Culture at Goldsmiths University, London. He has a background in working with a whole host of music events and festivals internationally. He has a keen interest in Social & Cultural phenomena – particularly engaged with how brands can positively impact people individually, but can also bring people together!
Steve has a PhD in functional genomics, and prior to joining Repositive did a postdoc screening for genes involved in cancer drug resistance. His focus is to discover new datasets that are of interest to Repositive users. He loves data analysis and visualisation, cycling and veggie gardening.
Steve Gledden is an Angel Investor, EIR, entrepreneur, former CEO, NED, and Executive Chairman with particular expertise in Scale-ups. He has experience in a wide range of industries including life sciences, hospitality, finance and banking, resources, media, online, retail, marketplaces and SaaS. He has worked in investment banking, strategy consulting, internet startups, early stage venture management in media, banking, and semiconductor manufacturing. He has built and sold a life sciences (contract laboratory) organisation that provides testing to large corporates.
Jonathan is an entrepreneur and investor and is passionate about supporting UK life science and high-tech startups. He has provided considerable investment and support to over 40 companies and has assisted three technology companies to IPO on the London AIM Stock Exchange.
Lennart is an entrepreneurial venture capital investor, with ambition to combine cutting-edge technology and superb founders to create world changing social innovation. He built the UK operation for Ananda Ventures - the pan-European first mover for investing in mission-led enterprises - and serves as board member of Third Space Learning and IESO Digital Health. Lennart also mentors numerous early-stage tech businesses.
Pierre is a Principal of the early stage funds at Amadeus Capital Partners, with a current investment focus on digital health, medical technologies, machine learning, AI and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Amadeus, Pierre spent a decade in the Asian and European biotech industries and brings strategic and operational experience to the portfolio. He is actively leading investments and sits on the boards of Antidote (formerly TrialReach), Congenica, Doctify, Lumeon (formerly Qinec), Inotec, PhoreMost and Repositive.
Victor has crafted cross-platform products and services for some of the world’s largest consumer electronics, media and telecoms companies. Victor is a named inventor on more than 12 patents. He holds degrees in Psychology and Urban Design from New York University as well as an MFA in Interaction Design from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (IDII).