Dr Jelena Aleksic
CBO of PhramEnable
Jelena is a geneticist turned entrepreneur. She is the CBO of PharmEnable, working to develop the next generation of small molecule drugs for currently untreatable conditions. She is also the director of a life sciences consultancy, SparkBio Ltd. She is passionate about the potential of biotechnology to improve patients’ lives.
She completed her PhD at Cambridge University in Genomics and Computational Biology, followed by a postdoc position researching the Epigenetics of a rare genetic disorder, Dubowitz Syndrome. She is the founder and former CEO of GeneAdviser, an online marketplace for clinical genetic tests (now owned by the NHS). Having learned about the challenges in diagnosing rare diseases, she cofounded GeneAdviser to make it easier for doctors to find and order tests for their patients. She is also a director of TReND in Africa, a charity supporting scientific research in Africa.