Tobias Kloepper, PhD
CEO & Founder
Tobias has been working in the Life Sciences for more than 15 years and has applied cutting edge data and analytics technologies to advance our understanding of biology. He founded Aigenpulse to help accelerate drug development processes through enabling the use of modern data technologies in Life Science companies. He specialises in supporting successful technology transformations and implementing advanced data analytics environments.
Tobias received his PhD from the University of Tuebingen in Germany focussing on algorithmic approaches to model the evolution of bacteria. His interest in transferring technology into every day uses led him to work at the Max Planck Institute in Goettingen, the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and the Dunn School in Oxford before venturing into applying his skills in industry.
“I believe that in order to advance the effective use of data and analytics technologies in organisations, we need to focus on how we engage across all layers. My company has an open, positive and enabling engagement attitude with a focus on transferring best practices and skills alongside deploying our technical solutions such as the Aigenpulse platform.”
Satnam Surae, PhD
Chief Product Officer
Satnam has been active in the Life Sciences for more than 10 years. While originally focussing on Biochemistry, he discovered early on his passion for applying information technologies to biological challenges. His unique ability to transition between both worlds enables our teams to effectively develop the product and at the same time provides him with the ability to shape our customer engagement.
Satnam received a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and MRes in Computational Biology from the University of York (UK). He went on to receive his PhD in Computational Structural Biology from University College Dublin (Ireland) in 2015 focussing on engineering Bone Morphogenetic Proteins as potential therapeutics for diabetic nephropathy. Following this, Satnam worked in industrial biotechnology developing metabolic models to engineer microorganisms with the aim of producing chemical intermediates prior to joining Aigenpulse.
“I’m incredibly excited at the potential that technology has on transforming the life sciences and the Aigenpulse platform is our contribution to help to realise this potential. It is gratifying being on the cutting edge and providing the data-driven tools and technologies for our clients to unleash the power of their research in combatting many serious diseases.”
Eduardo de Paiva Alves, PhD
Head of Bioinformatics
Eduardo brings extensive experience as both as a bionformatician and a software engineer. He was responsible for development and deployment of analytical software involving large datasets and HPC computing for leading financial institutions. He also works in several bioinformatics research projects involving all aspects of genomics.
Eduardo received a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Electro-communications in Tokyo, Japan for his work in Natural Language Processing. After 10 years working as a developer and team lead in the financial industry, Eduardo pursued a Post Grad Certificate in Digital Biology from the University of Manchester on non-coding RNA alignment and homology search. He then started working as a Bioinformatician at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland before joining Aigenpulse.
“Aigenpulse offered me the opportunity to combine my expertise in Bioinformatics and IT to help integrate scientific knowledge into a product that makes helps scientist perform analysis and explore data in an efficient and easy to use platform. I am especially excited about the possibilities of helping scientists structure and analyse data using an intuitive platform, fostering efficiency and reducing costs.”
Head of Software
Sylvain is an experienced Software Engineer and Data Scientist having worked in a variety of industries such as Life Sciences, Logistics and Retail. He is deeply passionate about technology and how it can be shaped to optimise processes and empower people. Sylvain has proven excellence in software architecture, database design and machine learning within different environments. Since he joined Aigenpulse in October 2016, he has been shaping the software engineering team and has taken over core responsibilities for the development of the product.
Sylvain received a BSc in Computer Sciences and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) followed by an MSc in Marketing Analysis at the Ghent University (Belgium). He first studied the foundations of computer science and software engineering before focusing on optimisation and machine learning to then apply his knowledge to state of the art analytics challenges.
“You will hardly find better causes than supporting and technology enabling world-leading scientists working to cure some of the deadliest diseases out there. Being part of the excellent and multi-disciplinary Aigenpulse team gives me the opportunity to continuously apply new technologies.”
Head of Delivery
With an engineering background and an Oxford Saïd MBA, Michal has been delivering life science projects for nearly a decade. His objective is managing projects from inception to delivery, and looking after products through the entire life cycle. Michal employs PRINCE2 and AGILE methodologies to ensure maximum value is delivered to customers.
“I instantly resonated with the mission and core values. With our ambitious growth plans, I’m extremely excited to contribute and shape the development of this game-changing company.”
Head of Dev Ops
Gavan has a background in commercial SaaS architecture, having worked in a wide variety of industry sectors including telco, retail and public sectors.
His experience includes designing enterprise business solutions for multinational corporations, with a solid understanding of industry standard architectures and methodologies with certifications and qualifications ranging from network and cloud design to cybersecurity for internet infrastructures.
Gavan has built and shaped various operational teams including DevOps and Support to provide optimum availability to all customers.
“I was highly impressed by the vision and strategy presented by the C-level team, paired with a highly talented team. It was an obvious choice to join this progressive company at a critical time in their journey.”