Scientific board


Dr Parag Mallik

Dr. Mallick is an Associate Professor at Stanford University. Originally trained as an engineer and biochemist, his research spans computational and experimental systems biology, cancer biology and nanotechnology. Dr. Mallick received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. He then obtained his Ph.D. from UCLA in Chemistry & Biochemistry, where he worked with Dr. David Eisenberg. He completed Post-Doctoral studies at The Institute for Systems Biology, in Seattle, WA with Dr. Ruedi Aebersold. Beyond studying fundamental disease mechanisms, his group has been pioneering novel approaches for enabling personalised and predictive medicine. Most recently, his group has been developing model-based and physics-based approaches to machine learning that enable learning over domains that span a wide range of time and length scales.

Dr. Nora Pashayan MD MSc MSt PhD FFPH

Dr. Pashayan is a Clinical Reader in Applied Health Research at University College London, a qualified GP and Honorary Consultant in Public Health at University College London Hospitals, as well as a member of the Breast Cancer Now Scientific Advisory Board. She received a MSc in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and MSt in Public Health and PhD from the University of Cambridge before commencing a research career at the University of Cambridge, focusing on early detection, particularly in risk-stratified screening of cancer.

Dr. Richard M Roope MA FRCGP

Dr. Roope is a General Practitioner and UK Clinical Lead for Cancer at the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is a Senior Clinical Advisor (Prevention and Early Diagnosis)​ at Cancer Research UK, and a member of the National Cancer Advisory Group. Dr. Roope trained at Cambridge University and the University of London graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. In 2015, he was elected to Fellowship of the RCGP for contributions to Cancer Management.

Professor Ola S Winqvist MD PhD

Professor Winqvist is a Professor of Cellular Immunotherapy at the Karolinska Institute and Senior Consultant in Clinical Immunology at the Karolinska University Hospital. Professor Winqvist received his medical qualification in 1991 at the University of Uppsala. He then went on to achieve a PhD, focusing on experimental medicine and autoantigens in Addison’s disease. He held a post-doctoral position at the Scripps Research Institute in California for three years and was Chairman of the Swedish Clinical Immunology Society until 2017.