I am a bioengineer and an entrepreneur fascinated by the process of bringing life science and technological innovation all the way from the lab bench or computer screen to the market and end-users.
I am a third-year PhD student of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where I work on the problems at the intersection of control theory and synthetic biology under the supervision of Professor Antonis Papachristodoulou and Professor Harrison Steel. Also, I am a Graduate Student Affiliate at Bio Policy and Practices Lab, where I work on biosecurity and biosafety challenges of engineered microbial consortia under the supervision of Dr Megan Palmer. I graduated from Imperial College London with M. Eng. in Biomedical Engineering in 2019.
I am passionate about DeepTech and Life Science Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital. I believe that making a new scientific or engineering invention is not sufficient if we want to help people: the novel engineering tools must be transformed into viable businesses to reach the market and help customers.
Furthermore, I care profoundly about the Biotech and DeepTech landscape in Central and Eastern Europe – especially in my home country of Slovakia. I believe that there is significant untapped potential in this region, and I am working on supporting this ecosystem.
In addition to that, I like to drink good coffee, have meaningful conversations about things that matter, lift weights, cooking, and play the accordion.