Team

JamesField

Dr. James Field
CEO & Founder

James completed his PhD studies at Imperial College London where his research was focused on re-engineering protein nanocages for biotechnological applications. Prior to his PhD, James completed a BSc in Biology with Microbiology (1st Class) and an MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology (Distinction), at Imperial College London. James is an active member of the synthetic biology community having participated in the iGEM competition both as an undergraduate (2009) and an advisor (2011). In 2015, James was selected as a fellow in the prestigious Synthetic Biology Leaders Excellence Accelerator Program (LEAP).

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Harry Rickerby
CSO

Harry achieved a distinction in an MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology at Imperial College London in 2014 with a project centred around the characterisation of genetic control elements to simplify genetic circuit design and modelling. This work included the use of a cutting-edge robotic characterisation platform and high-throughput data analysis techniques. Harry has also completed a BSc in Biology from Imperial before joining LabGenius.

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Mo Niknafs
Engineer

Mo completed his MEng in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London in 2015. For his Masters level project Mo investigated biofunctionality, focussing on the synthesis of a polydopamine-adhered antimicrobial coating (1st Class). His 3rd year group project entailed the creation of a 3D food printer, also achieving a 1st Class. Outside of academic pursuits, Mo co-founded Imperial College Design Collective and was a founding committee member of Imperial Create Lab.

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Ben Mackrow
Scientist

Ben completed his PhD in Synthetic Biology at Imperial College London in early 2016. His research focused on the directed evolution of target proteins to engineer both novel and improved functionality. He has a keen interest in DNA assembly and was heavily involved in the design, optimisation and automation of a novel assembly protocol. Ben previously received his MRes in Synthetic Biology (Distinction) from University College London and his BSc in Biomedical Science/Forensics from Brunel University
 

Annelie Oswald
Scientist

Annelie completed her PhD in Biology at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in early 2014. Her research focused on the reconstruction of a developmental clock using synthetic biology, high resolution imaging and microfluidics. She is enthusiastic about design driven product development that integrates DNA, protein and material science technologies with mathematical modeling and automation strategies.  Annelie previously received her MSc in Molecular Bioengineering from the BIOTEC/TU-Dresden in Germany and a BSc in Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University in NJ, USA.