Salman rizvi - head of division

Salman Rizvi has a broad background across the spectrum of healthcare and life science; including the public sector, private sector, and med tech startups. As a result, he is in a unique position to analyse the life science and healthcare markets from a different perspective. Currently a PhD candidate in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine at University College London (UCL), Salman previously undertook an MSc in the same discipline at UCL as well as an MSc International Health Management from Imperial College London Business School.


christiane hahn - education LEAD

Christiane is a PhD student at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London, where she studies neuroplasticity of networks. She obtained her Bachelor in Biology with Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she also completed her Master’s in Biological research degree. Alongside her studies, Christiane volunteers for Age Watch, making research articles more accessible to the general public.


Tom dalliston - education co-lead

Tom is a PhD student at the Centre for Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine in University College London. His PhD focuses on using induced pluripotent stem cells to create patient specific disease models of Type 1 Diabetes. Through this work he aims to identify common disease causing mechanisms which will inspire future treatment possibilities. He obtained his Bachelor in Molecular Biology at UCL and has spent a year as an intern at Proctor & Gamble working to meet the needs of consumers through scientific research.


shiny mathew - events LEAD

Shiny is a PhD student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Characterisation of Materials. She works on TiO2 photocatalysis for the application of solar water splitting. She is working on achieving a fundamental understanding behind the TiO2 structure-function relationship, which is key for designing improved photocatalysts required for ‘clean’ Hydrogen energy production. For her work, she uses the surface characterization facilities at Imperial College London and University College London. Before undertaking her PhD, she completed her Undergraduate degree in Chemistry from University College London.


merina corpinot - events associate

Merina is a PhD student at University College London working on the formulation of medicines based on crystal-engineering principles. She completed her Master in Chemistry and Chemical engineering from the School of Chemistry of Lyon (France) after one year as an Erasmus student at University College London in the department of Chemistry. During her studies, she acquired various work experiences in Chemistry. The latest was one-year internship at Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel in Switzerland as an organic synthetic chemist.


devdutt sharma - editorial LEAD

Dev is in his third year of his PhD in Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway. His current project utilises the single celled amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum, in order to better understand a protein complex that has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.


Monika Kott - Consulting lead

Monika Kott has a broad range of experiences within the healthcare industry. During her BSc at the London School of Economics she completed courses such as Medical Law and Accounting for Public organisations which gave her good grounding to then complete her MSc at Imperial in International Health Management, Health Policy and Health Economics. Monika Kott is currently working in the Healthcare Team in an Investment Bank in London.


surya singh - associate consultant

Surya received her undergraduate degree in Biology from UC Berkeley, an MPH from Imperial and now is starting the final year of her PhD in health economics at Imperial College Business School. Her thesis focuses on labour force policies specifically affecting women in the workplace using econometric methods.  Her interests lie in health economics, management, and aspects of strategy and organizational behavior.


Medina guliyeva - Education co-lead

Medina did her BSc in Neuroscience at UCL, then went on to do her MSc in Nanotechnology and Regenerative medicine also at UCL. She is currently taking part in various start ups to see their dynamics and is working with pre-accelerator at UCL in order to create a guide for healthcare entrepreneurs to follow.



Magdalena is a PhD student at the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London where her project focuses on testing the role of hair follicles in wound healing. Previously she obtained her BSc in Biomedical Sciences and MSc in Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine at University College London and did research projects at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and EPFL, Switzerland. Besides laboratory work, Magdalena gained experience in technology transfer while working for Ximbio, a research tool business unit of Cancer Research Technology.