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Pela Derizioti

Head of Technical Operations

At OXGENE there is a real sense of everyone working together to achieve a common goal.

Pela joined OXGENE in 2019 to lead the gene editing pipeline for the high-throughput generation of CRISPR/Cas9-engineered cells, combining scientific, operations and project management experience. Prior to joining OXGENE, she held positions in academia and industry with a focus on understanding the genetic basis of human neurological disorders. She has helped set up brand-new cell and molecular biology laboratories, led research programmes on the development of medium-throughput functional validation of variants identified in genetic disorders and contributed towards adapting and functionalising synthetic cells for therapies. Pela holds a PhD in Neurological Studies from the UCL Institute of Neurology.