From a financial background, Meryll started her career in capital markets between London & Paris. She has developed a passion for Sciences & Innovation. After having helped to develop Alkion BioPharma, she wants to build a new Greentech innovation's trajectory with Alkion BioInnovations.
Dr. Julien SECHET
Julien holds a PhD in plant physiology from AgroParisTech and INRAE. Constantly intrigued by the beauty of plant structures, Julien has built an expertise in plant development and physiology learned during his PostDoc in Berkeley and INRAE. Following an academic path focused on the biosynthesis and signaling of plant hormones and cell wall metabolites, he leads today the R&D team in Alkion and handles bioengineering and analyical tolls to push plants break their limits.
Dr. Franck MICHOUX
He is the co-inventor of Alkion's patented technology, AlkaBurst.
He has developed & commercialised the cosmetic application of the technology with new large scale bioreactors.
He holds a PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology from Imperial Innovations London.
He has 2 patents on his credit.
Dr. Peter NIXON
Peter is Professor of Biochemistry at Imperial College London & in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). His team is studying various aspects of solar energy conversion by chloroplasts and cyanobacteria. Peter is a world expert on chloroplast transformation and has realized major works on the subject. He advises Alkion on pharmaceutical projects.
Dr. Govind PINDORIA
Rep. Imperial Innovations (Partner)
Govind leads the Co.Create team within the Technology Transfer team dedicated to entrepreneurship at Imperial Innovations Ltd. In his early career Govind was a scientist at the Cavendish labs in Cambridge University and in Japan. Govind has a BSc in Chemical Physics from University of Sussex, PhD in Semiconductor Physics from University of Warwick and an MBA from Imperial College business school.