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Ulrika Warpman Berglund is a Pharmacist and has a PhD in Pharmacology. She joined Pharmacia in 1997, where she worked as a scientist, section head and project leader. In 2000 she joined Biovitrum as project leader as well as group leader.
In 2009, Ulrika left Sweden to join Prosidion Ltd in Oxford, UK, where she successfully established a pharmacology department and was part of the Research steering group. Ulrika has proven strong leader qualities and drug discovery know how in a number of multi-disciplinary project teams, pharmacology teams, steering teams and during restructuring processes and thereby gained confidence in her ability of strategic thinking, as well as her ability to set up visions, organise and establish new teams, communicate, and collaborate. She has directed business goals and together with her teams significantly contributed towards achieving them. Ulrika has successfully managed research projects leading to outlicensing of projects and developing of clinical candidates. In 2012, she joined Professor Helleday at Karolinska Institute to perform drug discovery in an academic setting.
thoJan Zetterberg finished law studies in 1975 after which he worked for the Swedish Court system until 1979. He joined AstraZeneca (Astra) in 1983 where he held several roles such as Legal Counsel, Senior Counsel, Vice President, Strategy, Intellectual Property and since 1999 as Assistant General Counsel.
Jan Zetterberg provided global legal support in all areas of business including corporate functions, R&D, Operations, and Business Development. In addition he was appointed line manager for AstraZeneca Trademarks group in 2008. Jan Zetterberg retired from AstraZeneca end 2011. He started Zedur AB in January 2012 to provide consultancy services in the legal and compliance area supporting primarily small to medium size Life Science industry. He became Partner and Chairman of the Board of Zelibra AB in January 2012. Zelibra AB is a Swedish company offering the services of internationally experienced consultants to the life science industry. Its mission is to help bring life science innovations to the right market in a timely and cost-effective manner. In January 2014 Jan Zetterberg was elected Chairman of the Board of ExThera AB.
Thomas Helleday is Professor of Translational Medicine and Chemical Biology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, where he heads a large multidisciplinary translational research group focusing on understanding DNA damage response biology and translating the findings into novel anti-cancer treatments concepts and drugs. The group was first to demonstrate the synthetic lethality concept for treating cancer by showing homologous recombination defective cancers (e.g., BRCA) were sensitive to PARP inhibitors. Professor Helleday has been awarded numerous eminent international grants and awards in recognition of his research accomplishments including the Eppendorf-Nature Young European Investigator Award (2005) and ERC advanced grants (2010 and 2016).
Prof Helleday is a honorary professor at University of Sheffield where he previously were Cancer Centre Director and has previous professorial chairs at University of Oxford and Stockholm University
Håkan Nordlander have 38 years of work experience, including work in Audit Company and a position as CFO but mainly 30 years of employment in AstraZeneca in different positions in the financial area.
My main expertise is in the areas of accounting, budgeting and financial reporting but I have also experience from Mergers & acquisitions and I have also over a long period of time been responsible for a number of global deals from a finance perspective. The global deals has been In and out licensing deals as well as Co- promotion and Global Alliances deals.
Maria is a registered nurse and holds a bachelor of science in intensive care from Uppsala University and has 20+ years of experience from both large global biomedical industries, med tech and startups. Maria has also worked for many years at the intensive care unit at Karolinska University Hospital and Astrid Lindgren’s childrens hospital. Maria has broad experience in planning, organizing and implementing research projects from early development to marketing.
Kerstin Genetay has worked more than 20 years as coordinator of development & IP projects in the pharmaceutical industry, both in Big Pharma (Pharmacia & Pfizer) and smaller Biotech.
She has major experience of Project Portfolio Management with particular emphasis on prioritization of projects and subsequent patent portfolio management. Kerstin is a Swedish representative in ISO, relating to Medical Devices Technology and has managed projects of device – pharmaceutical compatibility & medical device related intellectual property issues. Kerstin has Dr Med Sc in molecular genetics & bacteriology from the Karolinska Institute.
Martin Scobie received a PhD in chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. After post-doctoral studies at the Universities of Geneva, Bath and Strathclyde, he was one of the first scientists recruited by the start-up company Oxford Diversity PLC where he worked as project leader from 1995-2000, gaining commercial and project management experience on a number of successful programs.
In 2000 he moved to Uppsala in Sweden where he worked first with Pharmacia AB, then Biovitrum AB in medicinal chemistry team leader roles. In 2010 he was recruited by Prof. Thomas Helleday to build-up a medicinal chemistry team in the Helleday Lab. The team is based at Karolinska Institutet and is focused on developing inhibitors to novel targets involved in DNA repair and metabolism. Since 2013 Martin has been closely involved in CMC and pharmaceutical development of Karonudib (Oxcia’s MTH1 inhibitor which is currently in clinical trials), and in the discovery of several other small molecule inhibitors in Oxcia’s pipeline.