Founders

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Jugal Suthar

Jugal is a clinical and industrial pharmacist, having obtained his MPharm degree with the Dean’s Award from University College London.

He has experience as a clinical pharmacist at the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, with a focus on acute-care, medicines optimisation and mental health.

In 2016, Jugal spent time working as a respiratory technologist at Glaxosmithkline’s manufacturing site in Ware, prior to a role as formulation scientist at India’s largest CDMO; Piramal Pharmaceuticals.

Jugal is currently undertaking a Ph.D as part of the ESPRC’s CDT in Advanced Therapeutics and Nanomedicine at University College London, in collaboration with Pfizer.

He has helped found Vesynta through his passion for enterprise, med-tech and patient safety.

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Alaric Taylor

Alaric obtained his BSc in Physics from Imperial College London and went on to the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering where he recieved an MRes in photonic systems engineering.

He was awarded a PhD for his work on bio-inspired thermally-responsive glazing from University College London (Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering). Alaric spent time working for Microsoft on the Hololens project in Finland before taking up an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship within UCL’s Department of Chemistry in collaboration with Biolin Scientific.

More recently, he has worked as a research associate within the Adaptive and Responsive Nanomaterials group within UCL’s Department of Chemical Engineering as part of an EU Horizon 2020 consortim project. He loves to make things.

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Stefan Guldin

Stefan is the Head of the Adaptive and Responsive Nanomaterials (AdReNa) group and Associate Professor. He joined UCL in 2014.

From 2012 to 2014 Stefan undertook postdoctoral research with Professor Francesco Stellacci at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

In 2012 he obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge for his work with Professor Ullrich Steiner on ''Inorganic nanoarchitectures by organic self-assembly'', mainly elucidating the structure-function relationship in self-organised materials.

Previously, he studied applied physics with an emphasis on soft matter at the TU Karlsruhe and TU Munich.

For his work, Stefan has been awarded by the German Academy of Sciences, the German National Academic Foundation, the Cambridge NanoDoctoralTrainingCentre, Springer Publishing and the European Materials Research Society.

 

Network & Partnerships


KQ Labs (Francis Crick Institute)

Vesynta is a member of the Francis Crick Institute's first KQ Labs accelerator cohort funded by Innovate UK and led by Barbara Domayne-Hayman and Paul Dowling.

 

University College London (UCL)

Vesynta’s technology is founded upon research conducted by the Adaptive and Responsive Nanomaterials (AdReNa) group led by Ass. Prof. Stefan Guldin within the Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UK).

 


Universitätsklinikum Münster (UKM)

The Vesynta team have worked closely with University Hospital Münster’s Pediatric Hematology and Oncology unit led by Prof. MD. Joachim Boos.

 


Aviano Oncological Reference Centre

The Vesynta team have worked closely the CRO Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano (Italy) led by Dr. MD. Giuseppe Toffoli.

 


Genomics England

Vesynta is supported by Genomics England as a member of their Discovery Forum.