About OBR - Team

The OBR Executive Team directs the growth and strategy of the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable. These functions include directing the OneStart competition and our Consulting operations, and managing the relationships between OBR and its advisors and partners.

Founder & CEO

Daniel Perez

Daniel's passion for founding Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable was borne from his frustration at poor academic - industry ties. His thesis has been that by bringing together academic innovation with industry resources and experience more products would make it to market, benefiting patients. Aside from founding OBR, Daniel also founded Hinge Health with the mission to improve outcomes and reduce costs in osteoarthritis by transforming the patient experience. Hinge Health does this by - delivering clinically valid therapy digitally (beginning with education and physiotherapy) - boosting adherence (via a variety of behavioral change techniques) - tracking outcomes. Daniel is originally from Miami, and is currently on leave from his PhD at the University of Oxford where he was in the Medical Sciences Division to focus on OBR & Hinge Health full-time.

Business Development & OneStart Director

Sybil Wong

Sybil joined OBR as SVP Business Development after submitting her thesis on a protein regulator of miRNA-mediated gene silencing as a PhD student jointly affiliated to the University of Nottingham and Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London. She obtained her BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Economics at the University of Hong Kong. In her free time, Sybil volunteers in North & East London to encourage hard-to-reach students to expand their horizons through studying science, complementing OBR's mission to facilitate young innovators to pursue their own ideas.

Business Development

Nick Thomson

Nick joined OBR in February 2015 after returning to the UK from a post-doctoral fellowship at RIKEN in Tokyo, Japan, where he characterised a new microbial cell factory for the production of small molecules. He received his PhD from Cambridge University, with his thesis focusing on improving the production of biodegradable plastics, and previously graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc in Biotechnology with Business Management. Outside of work he is a keen supporter of Norwich City Football Club, plays tennis and football, and enjoys travelling, walks in the countryside and photography.

Business Development

Rose Kinsella

Rose joined OBR in March 2015 after completing an internship in change management consulting, where she worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including KPMG and the BBC. Prior to this she obtained her MEng in Biochemical Engineering from University College London, where she conducted an award-winning research project into improving the performance of retinal cell differentiation from induced pluripotent stem cells. In her free time, Rose volunteers at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and is also a keen classical violin player.

OneStart Chairman

John Daley

John is a JD student at Stanford Law School ('16) and has managed the OneStart biotech business plan competition since the inaugural competition in 2013, while studying a Masters in Neuroscience at Oxford. He completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University, studying Neuroscience and Philosophy. He hopes to work with emerging companies, particularly representing life science startups.

Tariq Rauf

Tariq takes care of the OBR web internals and is an ardent code & systems enthusiast with an extensive full stack skill set. Coding for the past 16 years, he has built and shipped for desktop, enterprise and the web. Tariq's current interests include NodeJS, cluster networks and automated code refactoring. Aside from programming, he is passionate about design, photography and architecture; which he indulged in while being a part of the team that designed the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon and the Aga Khan foundations’ Ismaili Centre in Toronto.

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