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Prof Lisa Hall

Prof Lisa Hall's research is focused on understanding how biology can be interfaced with electronic, mechanical and optical systems and new ways to answer fundamental and applied questions concerning new measurement regimes. This links transduction technologies (electrochemistry, optics, ultrasound) with synthetic biology and nanomaterials to achieve sensors & diagnostic systems. The research bridges theoretical methods and modelling with lab-based experimental science.

Lisa is the director of the Cambridge Analytical Biotechnology -- Hall Laboratory. 

Lisa is also the director of Cam-bridge-Sens.

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Prof Tony Jackson

Prof Tony Jackson's research objectives focus on the structure/function studies on voltage-gated sodium channels, determination of the molecular organisation of Nav channels in the neuronal and cardiomyocyte plasma membrane, and identification of novel immunological reagents for use with Nav channels. Tony works in the Department of Biochemistry and Cardiovascular Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. 

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Dr Jenny Molloy

Jenny studies the role and impact of open approaches to Intellectual Property for a Sustainable and Equitable Bioeconomy. Jenny's work focuses on better understanding problems facing researchers accessing biological research tools in low-resource contexts, particularly Latin America and Africa. Jenny's team develops innovative technologies for local, distributed manufacturing of enzymes to improve access and build capacity for biological research. The broader aim of Jenny's research is to contextualize “open source” approaches to biotechnology within current narratives of innovation and the bioeconomy policy agenda.

Jenny is the founder and director of the Open Bioeconomy Lab.

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Dr Estee Torok

Dr Estee Torok is a Senior Program Officer in Surveillance, Data & Epidemiology in Malaria / Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation she was a Clinician Scientist Fellow at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Dr Torok has a strong interest in global health with over 20 years' clinical research experience in malaria, TB, HIV, viral hepatitis, S. aureus, multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial infections and COVID-19, both in the UK and internationally. Her research aimed to translate microbial genomics from a research tool into clinical practice. She has published >100 scientific research articles and 3 books, and has a strong interest in medical education.

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Dr Samir Hamaia

Dr Samir Hamaia is working in Prof Jackson's Lab.

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Dushanth Seevaratnam

Dushanth Seevaratnam is working in Prof Hall's Lab. 

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Kayla Kret

Kayla has previously completed her PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Nottingham where she researched the regeneration of ligaments of the knee using a hydrogel scaffold and implementing mechanical strain. She joins the AfriDx initiative as the Project Coordinator. Her background in tissue engineering, marketing, and business development will be instrumental to this project. 

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