Professor Chris Toumazou, Co-Founder & CEO

Chris Toumazou FRS is a multi-award winning inventor, innovator and tech entrepreneur with over 80 granted patents in the field of consumer healthcare and microchip technology. He is London’s first Regius (Royal) Professor of Engineering and founder of the Imperial College Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He co-invented the concept of DnaNudge, the Nudge Box, the Nudge cartridge and the wearable DNAband to ‘nudge’ consumers, while shopping, towards healthy food choices based upon their DNA. Together with his co-founder Dr Maria Karvela and the Nudge team, DnaNudge is bringing the next frontier of genetics much closer to the consumer at the point of decision.

Dr. Maria Karvela, Co-founder & CSO

Maria Karvela is a published biologist, geneticist and leukaemia researcher. She helped to deliver one of the first clinical trials to investigate cancer stem cell metabolism in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia patients. Maria’s team of geneticists, biologists, dieticians, and deep learning software engineers created the world’s first database to map genetic traits to individual food and drink product ingredients, opening up a new era of DNA personalised shopping.

Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra, Co-founder & Business Advisor

Thaksin Shinawatra is the former Prime Minister of Thailand. He is a Thai businessman and technology entrepreneur and has founded many successful technology ventures. In 1986 he introduced mobile telephony into Thailand by establishing Advanced Info Service (AIS) currently Thailand’s largest mobile operator. He launched the first satellite for Thailand in 1990.

Professor Nick Oliver, Chief Medical Advisor

Nick Oliver is Wynn Professor of Metabolism at Imperial College. He leads a group with active research in diabetes technology areas including glucose control, glucose sensing, IT-driven diabetes care and diabetes prevention.

Dr Mohammadreza Sohbati, Commercial Director

Mohammadreza Sohbati is a nudgeomics thinker, bio-inspired technology innovator, and a technology/agriculture entrepreneur.

David Lyons, General Counsel

David Lyons is a barrister specialising in company and commercial law. During his career, he has worked as General Counsel and Senior Counsel in a number of substantial businesses both in the UK and internationally.

Marie Grice, Finance Director

Marie Grice has over 20 years’ experience working in technology companies assisting in the growth of start-ups and AIM listing.  She is a Fellow of ACCA and a qualified Company Secretary.

John Warwicker, Creative Director

John Warwicker is an internationally recognised multi- award winning Creative Director and designer responsible for the look and communication of DnaNudge.

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