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 to make 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 microbiome analysis while contributing to understanding the challenges and solutions for optimizing microbiome-based Precision Medicine.

Warren Flood, PhD

COO

Warren is the Chief Operating Officer at Bio-Me and a microbiologist with a key interest in the design and development of improved molecular techniques for microbiome analysis. He holds a PhD in microbiology and a MSc in immunology and immunogenetics from the University of Manchester.

After meeting Bio-Me CEO Morten Isaksen he left behind a successful UK life sciences career to come to Norway and build up a company with the focus of enabling rapid, high precision microbiome analysis for clinical applications. Warren is passionate about supporting microbiome therapeutics development and is chairman of the Pharmabiotics Research Institute OMICs task group.

Jean-Marc Billod, PhD

CTO

Jean-Marc earned his PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has broad, interdisciplinary 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.

Runar Vige, MSc MBA

Chief Clinical Officer

Runar holds an MSc in physical activity and health/exercise physiology from the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences and earned an MBA from BI Norwegian Business School. He brings ~20 years of experience from the life science industry in companies such as Pfizer, Pronova BioPharma, and BASF.

Runar has an extensive product development background, including clinical development of pharmaceuticals and Medical Food products, as well as claims substantiation of nutritional ingredients. More lately as a business developer and commercial manager, developing and managing partnerships for distribution of Medical Food products in Europe and the US.

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 University 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 who graduated from the University of Oslo. She became a part of Bio-Me while working with her master thesis at the department of Biochemistry at the Institute of Basal Medicine at the 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, PhD

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.

Martin Welschof, PhD

Board member

Martin Welschof has extensive experience as manager in several international biotech companies and is currently the CEO of BioInvent AB, located in Lund, Sweden.  Martin has a broad international experience from executive positions within the biotech industry, including Director of Technology at Axaron Bioscience AG, Heidelberg, Germany, CEO of Affitech (Nasdaq Copenhagen) and CEO of Opsona Therapeutics, Dublin, Ireland. Martin is also a member of the Board of APIM Therapeutics AS, Nextera AS and Uni Targeting Research.

Carl Christian Gilhuus-Moe, PhD

Advisor/observer to the Board

Carl Christian was the founding President and CEO of Dynal Biotech AS, now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Carl Christian is a Senior Advisor of NeoMed Management, a European-based venture capital fund focused on international healthcare and medical technology and Chairman of Sonitor Technologies AS and board member of Respinor AS. Carl Christian trained at the Swedish Institute of Management, the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a PhD in clinical biochemistry from the University of Oslo.

Niels Ebbe Ebbesen

Board member

Niels is an experienced owner with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. He is skilled in management, e-commerce, agile methodologies, software development, and web development. He is a strong entrepreneurship professional who graduated from Copenhagen Business School, CBS (MBA) and Technical University of Denmark (MSc, Engineering).

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.

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.