Profile of Dr Jelena Aleksic
Jelena is a geneticist and serial entrepreneur, passionate about the potential of biotechnology to improve patients’ lives. She is co-founder and CBO of PharmEnable, an AI drug discovery company mapping unexplored chemical space to deliver the next generation of innovative medicines. The PharmEnable approach integrates advanced medicinal chemistry expertise and cutting edge AI/computational methods to unlock challenging targets and develop complex and 3-dimensional small molecule drugs.
As a serial entrepreneur and former CEO, Jelena brings significant commercial and business development experience and is leading PharmEnable’s business efforts. She was the founder and CEO of GeneAdviser, an online marketplace for clinical genetic tests, now owned by the UK NHS. She also founded a life science and business strategy consultancy, SparkBio Ltd, and was one of the founding directors of the Cambridge Rare Disease Network. She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge in Genomics and Computational Biology and has an academic background in genome regulation and rare diseases.