Team

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Krijn de Nood - CEO

Krijn de Nood is the CEO of Meatable and guides Meatable’s strategic direction. Before founding Meatable he worked at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he cultivated expertise in strategy development and operations. Through founding Meatable, Krijn is realizing his ambition to contribute to several of the biggest challenges of this generation.

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Daan Luining - CTO

Daan Luining is Meatable’s CTO and scientific mastermind. Daan lives and breathes clean meat and has been involved since the earliest stages, having worked on the first lab grown hamburger in 2013. After that, Daan expanded his knowledge on the field at New Harvest, an NGO that funds academic research in cell-based meat.

 
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Ruud Out

Ruud rules the Meatable lab, where he is responsible for making Meatable’s R&D plans reality. He has over 10 years experience in research and development in both pharma and biotech and holds a PhD in molecular biology.

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Sina – tissue cultivator engineer

Sina is an experienced engineer in the field of Tissue Biomechanics. He holds a B.Sc. in materials science, a MSc. in Biomaterials and holds a PhD in Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics. At Meatable, Sina is responsible for designing, developing and testing the next generations of our proprietary tissue cultivators. He has more than 8 years developing reactors in the high tech sector and is the owner of three patents in tissue scaffolds and tissue reactors.

 
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Oscar - intern

Oscar joined Meatable as our first intern to conduct his thesis project for his Master in MSc Biomedical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. With this project, his expertise and interests in sustainability, gastronomy, and engineering all come together.

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Julia – operations manager

Julia is Meatable’s Operations Manager. She is our newest hire and an enthusiastic one. Julia’s skills, quick wit and upbeat character guarantee that not a minute is wasted and energy is pouring from all Meatable’s veins. Julia makes sure everything at Meatable runs smoothly, from finance to events and from deliveries to press releases.

 
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John – bioprocess development expert

John is Meatable’s Bioprocess Development Expert, responsible for the quality improvement and scale up of our bioreactors. He has extensive experience in technology development, such as extreme density cell culturing and … At Meatable, John uses his experience, creativity, and enthusiasm to keep our cells happy, optimize our bioprocesses technologies, and design a scalable process, enabling us to produce 100% tasty real meat in large stable quantities.

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Scientific Advisors

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Prof. Dr. Roger Pedersen

Prof. Dr. Roger Pedersen is Senior Advisor at Meatable. He is Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine and has a demonstrated history of advising in the research industry. His background in Stem Cell Biology, Mammalian Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Regenerative Medicine and Genetics are indispensable for Meatable. Roger holds an emeritus seat at The University of Cambridge, where he co-founded the The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

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Dr. mark kotter

Mark is a principal investigator in stem cells and neuroscience at Cambridge University with 18 years of experience in stem cell biology and over 3000 citations. He is the inventor of Meatable’s core technology and Mark and his team at Elpis Biomed are supporting Meatable in bringing their technology to the field of cell-based meat,

 
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Dr. Gordana Apic

Gordana holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, MSc from the University of Heidelberg, and Executive  Education from the Judge Business School in Cambridge. She is an expert adviser and an evaluator to the European Commission in the fields of Systems Medicine and Nanotechology. With her expertise, Gordana supports Meatable in becoming a leader in the cell-based meat industry.

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Dr. Luis Fernando Malaver-Ortega

Luis Fernando finished his PhD studies at Monash University where he investigated the phenomenon of cellular reprogramming and pluripotency in cattle along with Professor Paul J.Verma, a pioneer in the isolation and production of stem cells from livestock. After his postdoctoral training in cell engineering at The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and The University of Queensland, he is currently serving as Research Fellow for the faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University and manages the Functional Genomics Capabilities at The Monash Health Translational Precinct MHTP Melbourne, Australia.

 
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Mark Lewis – senior scientific advisor

Prof. Dr. Mark Lewis is the Dean of School and Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, where he focuses on the science of musculoskeletal regeneration and repair. In addition to skeletal muscle his research areas include bone, tendon and neural systems. He has a PhD in Biochemistry from Imperial College London and since the early 2000’s he has worked on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in 3D cultures. Mark understands the multi-disciplinary approach that is required to progress this field, with physiologists, bio-mechanists/chemists, mechanical-, electrical- and chemical engineers and clinicians adding to his expertise in molecular cell biology. With his experience Mark will be a major contributor to Meatable’s product development team.