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Meet Our Board

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Serial entrepreneur, inventor and conceptual biologist with 20 years’ experience in bringing over 50 novel biopharma therapies to market for companies like Pfizer, Allergan, abbVie, Amgen, Shire, Takeda, GSK & Sanofi. Alex founded LIfT after losing his mother to Pancreatic Cancer, and seeing a new way to beat cancer by giving patients the immunity of those who are innately resistant to cancer.

Alex Blyth
Founder, CEO & acting Chairman


Matt considers Cell and Gene therapy to be his favourite piece of technology as it is only relatively recently that biotech and pharma companies have begun to utilise genome, immune system and regenerative abilities in their quests to improve human health and life expectancy. He sees that medicine continues to go beyond drugs in the way they are becoming increasingly tailored, precise and effective.


Matt Pierce
Board Director, Downing Ventures

Patrick is an experienced venture capitalist with a successful background in early-stage biotech companies and  licensing deals with public and private companies. Formerly with BioMed Partners and Novartis. Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Basel (Biozentrum), a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a degree as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 


Patrick Burgermeister
Board Director, Kizoo Technology Ventures

Jonathan Milner, Founder of Abcam plc, is an experienced entrepreneur and investor and is passionate about supporting UK life science and high-tech start-ups. He has provided considerable investment and support to over 60 companies and has assisted three technology companies to IPO on the London AIM Stock exchange.


Jonathan Milner
Investor & Board Advisor

With over 20 years of biotech R&D experience building out drug pipelines and helping drive several multi-billion-dollar companies from start-up, Tony is one of Biotech’s most successful leaders. Before joining Evox Therapeutics Ltd as CEO, Tony was CSO of Ablynx, Moderna Therapeutics, Alnylam and Tolerx Inc. 


Antonin de Fougerolles
Investor & Board Advisor

Marco Gottardis has over 30 years of experience as a cancer research investigator in both biotech/large pharma and over 35 of years of experience overall in translational cancer research. Former JANSSEN VP of Oncology and Innovation and an expert in Immuno-Oncology where he licensed technologies and established allogenic cell therapy and ADC platforms. Former discovery and early development lead at BMS Oncology. Co-authored over 100 publications and is co-inventor on multiple patents.

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Marco Gottardis
Board Advisor

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