our team


Jonathan Ward MBA

Co-founder & CEO

Jonathan Ward has more than 20 years experience in preclinical R&D and toxicology testing. Jonathan was the COO at PWG Genetics (preclinical CRO) and Bioresearch Manager and Principal Scientist at Philip Morris International (leading toxicology studies as Test Facility Manager).

Jaya Krishnan PhD

Co-founder & CTO

Prof. Jaya Krishnan has more than 20 years experience in preclinical models and cardiovascular disease research. He completed his PhD at Imperial College London and led research at the ETH-Zurich, Medical Research Council UK and Imperial College London. He currently leads an RNA Therapeutics group in Germany.

Maria Duda PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Maria joins Genome Biologics from Management Consulting company ZS Associates where she assessed and developed strategies in the area of key account management and launch planning for top pharmaceutical clients. Prior to career in Management Consulting, Maria led a multi-disciplinary project at Medical Research Council, UK aimed at understanding the mechanical underpinnings of disease. Maria received her scientific training from ETH Zurich, where she obtained her PhD in novel therapeutic approaches for kidney cancer.

Michal Malewicz PhD

Head of Research and Drug Discovery

Dr. Malewicz has more than 20 years of experience in pre-clinical research. He completed his PhD in Molecular Biology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Michal led research projects at the Nobel Karolinska Institute and the Medical Research Council UK. He worked on various chronic, metabolic and inflammatory disease models and as a senior author led numerous scientific studies that were published in prestigious scientific journals. 

Rahul Sharma PhD

Head of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Sharma led the development of our Artificial Intelligence- based computational systems for large-scale integration of genetic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolic data for disease-signature mining. He trained at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberg Museum, the University of Frankfurt and at Jawaharlal Nehru University and published extensively in leading journals.


Thomas Ryoo

Asia-Pacific Representative President

Geneticist & Biotech Specialist

advisory board


Alex Matter MD PhD

Alex Matter: Senior Fellow at A*STAR Singapore Drug Development Expert

Dr. Matter was CEO of the Experimental Therapeutics Centre and previously CEO of the D3 A*STAR platform. Prior to his move to A*STAR, he was founding Director of the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) and Global Head of Oncology Research for Novartis. Dr. Matter was fundamental in the development of Imatinib/Glivec® and Nilotinib/Tasigna®, Panobinostat/Faridak®, Midostaurin/Rydapt® and Reyataz®. Dr. Matter is the recipient of the Life-time Achievement Award from IBC Life Sciences, the Warren-Alpert prize, the AACR-Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award and the Szent-Györgyi Prize.

Jean-Paul Desylpere MD PhD

Director (Asia Pacific): ICON Clinical Research Clinical Trials Expert


Jean-Paul Desylpere received his medical degree from the University of Gent in Belgium in 1977. He was director of the Endocrine Lab at the University and also Head of the Metabolic and Lipid Disorder Clinic of the University Hospital. In 1992, he was appointed Professor of Endocrinology and Research Director at the NFSR. Dr. Deslypere left the University in 1997 and started working for the clinical trial industry, first as Director International Operations of a central lab (BARC) and subsequently as Regional Director Asia Pacific for ICON Clinical Research based in Singapore.  

Tony Vidal-Puig MBA MD PhD

Professor of Metabolism: Cambridge University

Scientific Director: Cambridge Phenomics Metabolic Disease Expert

Tony Vidal-Puig is Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism at Cambridge University. His is Principal Investigator at the Medical Research Council Metabolic Disease Unit and at the Wellcome trust Sanger Institute, and serves as Scientific Director of the Cambridge Phenomics Centre, a state-of-the-art centre that applies multidisciplinary approaches to murine metabolic  and cardiometabolic phenotyping. He is also a Consultant Endocrinologist in Metabolic Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Jonathan Sleeman PhD

Professor for Microvascular Pathobiology: University of Heidelberg Cancer Expert 

Jonathan Sleeman is Franz-Volhard Professor for Microvascular Biology and Pathobiology at the University of Heidelberg. The Sleeman lab is part of the Center for Biomedicine and Medical Technology Mannheim. Prof. Sleeman is also associated with KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). He led the EU-funded Framework Programme 7 Collaborative Project TuMIC (Tumor Metastasis Integrated Concept), and was coordinator of the EU-funded Framework Programme 6 STREP project BRECOSM (Identification of Molecular Pathways that regulate the organ-specific metastasis of breast cancer).