Bio-Me Team

Bio-Me team consists of highly competent scientists with long experience in the microbiome and life technology sector, covering all the skill-sets necessary for a fully functional and integrated team.

We enjoy working together and are motivated by making a difference in the health care industry through our unique approach and technology.

Morten Isaksen, PhD

CEO

Morten has a PhD in Biotechnology and has been involved in many biotech start-ups, including Active Biotech, Affitech and Genetic Analysis, to name a few.

 

During the last decade, Morten’s passion is to optimize gut micro-biome analysis while contributing to understanding the challenges and solutions for optimizing microbiome-based Precision Medicine.

Warren Flood, PhD

COO

Warren earned his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Manchester, UK, and has extensive experience with microbial identification and characterization techniques from over half a decade in the UK Life Sciences Industry.

 

Warren’s broad applications skills makes him ideal for his responsibilities for the practical development of PMP and the core Bio-Me technology.

Jean-Marc Billod, PhD

CTO

Jean-Marc earned his PhD from Complutense University of Madrid. He has broad, inter-disciplinary training and experience in studying the immune system and working on the rational design of drugs and vaccine adjuvants, resulting in the discovery of new ligand scaffolds and improving the understanding of the mechanism of action of known ligands.

Simen Russnes

Full Stack Developer

Simen got his Master’s in Informatics in 2014 from the University of Oslo and worked with systems development in the public health sector for a few years before deciding to delve deeper into biology and bioinformatics. He returned to university for a bachelor’s in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in 2016, and shortly after graduating met Bio-Me and became a part of the team.

 

His interests include complex systems, software development, health tech, biology, statistics, networks, and machine learning.

Satyasree Kuraganti

Lab Management

Satya earned a master’s degree in biotechnology from Osmania Uni-versity in Hyderabad, India and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Kakatiya University, Adilabad, India.

 

Satya has excellent knowledge of biotechnological laboratory equipment, and experience in cell biology, bioinformation, immunology, molecular biology, and microbiology, with a special focus on genetics, RNA/DNA technologies and bioprocess-technologies.

Maria Gjerstad Maseng

Clinical Dietician

Maria is a clinical dietitian graduated from the University of Oslo. She became a part of the Bio-Me team while working with her master thesis at the department of Biochemistry at the Institute of Basal Medicine at University of Oslo. During her thesis she was a part of a well-established research group studying the immune system and intracellular responses.

 

Maria has knowledge about research and statistical methods, nutrition, cell biology and physiology, as well as experience.

Pauline Isaksen

Administrative Assistant

Pauline has a proven track record in business administration, website creation, project management, and book-keeping. She has experience of entrepreneurship and business creations, as well as working with group teams on multiple business projects and priorities.

 

Pauline also has many years of managing business office functions and providing executive-level support to principals and clients.

Board of Directors

Sverre Munck

Chairman of the Board

Sverre is a seasoned internet executive with 20 years of experience as EVP at Schibsted Media Group. Responsibilities include being Group CFO, managing Schibsted’s free newspapers under the 20minutes brand, starting up online classified sites such as  compraventa.com and leboncoin.fr.

Since 2011, he has also been responsible for group strategy. He has substantial experience in strategy and business development, inter-nationalization/scaling and management coaching.

Jørgen Thorball, MD

Board member

Jørgen is a medical doctor and a life science entrepreneur with a solid track record of developing medical innovations for people in need.

He has experience from international corporate management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, where he was responsible for billion-dollar product brands and successful product re-launches, product innovations, production set-ups, new subsidiaries, and M&As.

Luis Paulsen

Board member

With experience from working in the intersection between enterprise, NGO, research, and policymakers to promote sustainable business, Luis has successfully co-founded MassMarket.com (part of Visma), and EcoOnline.com (Summa Equity portfolio company).

He has a passion for helping new, promising company’s succeed, and is currently a resource and investor for several startup companies with a special focus on SDGs.

Tore Sagstuen

Board member

Tore has extensive experience in sales & business development with a demonstrated history in the technology industry. He is skilled in business & technology models, Go-to-market strategies and B2B/B2B2C sales.

In addition, Tore has long experience with Big Data and Machine Learning capabilities, which will be important for Bio-Me in scaling their health database.

Morten Isaksen, PhD

Board Member

Morten Isaksen has a PhD in Biotechnology and has been involved in many biotech start-ups, including Active Biotech, Affitech and Genetic Analysis, to name a few.

During the last decade, Morten’s passion is to optimize gut micro-biome analysis while contributing to understanding the challenges and solutions for optimizing microbiome-based Precision Medicine.

Join our team

We are always looking for competent people with a passion for providing better understanding of health through improved microbiome analysis. Please contact us for an informal discussion.