Management team

Mohamad Takwa, PhD



An entrepreneur and strategic visionary with a decade’s experience in founding and leading innovative ventures. Extensive scientific and academic background with a PhD in Biotechnology. Loves the challenge of transforming scientific discoveries into commercial products and building innovation. Has successfully founded and led and exited ventures, including two M&As and two listings on the Swedish exchange market. Co-founded Epigenica together with Simon.

Simon Elsässer, PhD



An accomplished scientist and academic specializing in biochemistry and biophysics. An Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet and has conducted research at renowned institutions such as Harvard University. Took advanced technology venture courses at The New York Academy of Sciences, showing his dedication in bringing solutions for technology gaps to a commercial scene and for a wider use. Co-founded Epigenica together with Mohamad.

Banushree Kumar, PhD



A scientist with a passion for deepening our understanding of genetics and epigenetics through enabling technology tools. Has a degree in biotechnology from Bangalore, India and studied molecular biology and genetics at Lund University and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. Has a PhD from Karolinska Institutet where she has contributed significantly to the development of a novel quantitative method to study chromatin dynamics.
Board of Directors

Anders Nordström, Chairman

Other current positions: Chairman of the Board at FenoMark Diagnostics, Moleculent and Offspring Biosciences AB. Partner at Colibri Ventures.

Previous positions: Executive Vice President at Pharmacia, Board Member and CFO at Phadia AB, Board Member Halo Genomics AB, VP Finance & Operations at ArthroCare International.

Eva Walde

Other current positions: Board Member, Co-owner and Investor at Scale Up Life Science Invest, Board Member at FrostPharma AB, Board Member at Sedana Medical.

Previous positions: Vice President Marketing at Olink Proteomics, VP Commercial Operations International Region at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Global Brand Director at Phadia AB, Strategic Development Manager at Pfizer.

Stina Wallmark

Other current positions: Board Member at Molecular Attraction AB, Board Member at Countagen, Board Member Neosense Technologies AB, Investment Manager Life Sciences at Almi Invest

Previous positions: Digital Strategy Deployment Leader at Cytiva, Digital Strategy Leader at GE Healthcare

Yang Shi, PhD

Other current positions: Professor of Epigenetics at the University of Oxford

Previous positions: Professor of Cell Biology and C. H. Waddington Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Pediatrics at Division of Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, Postdoc at Princeton University.

Simon Elsässer, PhD

Board Member and CSO Epigenica

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