Meet The Abzoids

The Abzu Team

We are a friendly and professional team of AI researchers, bioinformaticians, scientists and pharma experts that are passionate about AI innovation to benefit science

Caroline

Caroline is a curious bioinformatician with a passion for data analysis and biology. At Abzu, she applies her skills in computational and structural biology to help redesign the future of science! Her spirit animal is the cat, and she enjoys nerdy things, playing tennis, and art exhibitions.

Caroline Lennartsson

Bioinformatician

Caroline is a curious bioinformatician with a passion for data analysis and biology. At Abzu, she applies her skills in computational and structural biology to help redesign the future of science! Her spirit animal is the cat, and she enjoys nerdy things, playing tennis, and art exhibitions.

Casper Wilstrup

Casper is an AI researcher and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience building large-scale systems for data processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Casper's idol is Dr Emmett Brown, whose hairstyle he sometimes tries to copy.

Casper Wilstrup

CEO

Casper is an AI researcher and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience building large-scale systems for data processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Casper's idol is Dr Emmett Brown, whose hairstyle he sometimes tries to copy.

Chris Cave

Chris holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Southampton. He works on strengthening the mathematical framework of Abzu’s core AI and machine learning technology and has a leading role in applied predictive analysis. Chris is an award-winning rower and giggler.

Chris Cave, PhD

Mathematician

Chris holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Southampton. He works on strengthening the mathematical framework of Abzu’s core AI and machine learning technology and has a leading role in applied predictive analysis. Chris is an award-winning rower and giggler.

Elizabeth holds a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia. At Abzu, she applies her wide variety of experience (at the Big Four, European Parliament, and SMEs) on business development and managing projects. Elizabeth adores her two kids, dog, and cat.

Elizabeth Gil-Roldán

Bioinformatician

Elizabeth holds a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia. At Abzu, she applies her wide variety of experience (at the Big Four, European Parliament, and SMEs) on business development and managing projects. Elizabeth adores her two kids, dog, and cat.

Elyse

Elyse holds an EMBA from Georgia State University and wrangles Marketing and Communication for Abzu. She has 11+ years’ international marketing experience and prefers fast-paced startup environments. Elyse is an avid runner, CrossFit-er, gardener, reader, and swearer.

Elyse Sims

Marketing + Communications

Elyse holds an EMBA from Georgia State University and wrangles Marketing and Communication for Abzu. She has 11+ years’ international marketing experience and prefers fast-paced startup environments. Elyse is an avid runner, CrossFit-er, gardener, reader, and swearer.

Emil

Emil holds a MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, specialising in algorithms and AI. At Abzu, he writes clean and efficient code that helps keeping things running smoothly. Emil enjoys board games, the Discworld novels, and rock music from the 70's and 80's.

Emil Larsen

Software Engineer

Emil holds a MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, specialising in algorithms and AI. At Abzu, he writes clean and efficient code that helps keeping things running smoothly. Emil enjoys board games, the Discworld novels, and rock music from the 70's and 80's.

Helena holds a MSc in Bioinformatics and loves solving scientific problems. She especially enjoys combining her experience within biochemistry and data science to explore patterns in data. Helena is a very passionate knitter, graceful ballet dancer, and she absolutely loves dogs—she even sits dogs in her spare time!

Helena Britze

Bioinformatician

Helena holds a MSc in Bioinformatics and loves solving scientific problems. She especially enjoys combining her experience within biochemistry and data science to explore patterns in data. Helena is a very passionate knitter, graceful ballet dancer, and she absolutely loves dogs—she even sits dogs in her spare time!

Jaan has an education in Theoretical Physics from the University of Copenhagen. He helps bridge Abzu's mathematical framework with implementation in code and is invested in Abzu's long-term goals of developing an AGI. He is inspired by sci-fi and philosophy, and runs pretty fast.

Jaan Kasak

AI Engineer

Jaan has an education in Theoretical Physics from the University of Copenhagen. He helps bridge Abzu's mathematical framework with implementation in code and is invested in Abzu's long-term goals of developing an AGI. He is inspired by sci-fi and philosophy, and runs pretty fast.

Jonas

Jonas is studying the intersection of machine learning and solid state / quantum physics at DTU. He loves Formula 1, history, classic literature, sci-fi, and French books and comics (Tintin!). Jonas does martial arts and is a diving instructor – but not at the same time.

Jonas Elsborg

Machine Learning Engineer

Jonas is studying the intersection of machine learning and solid state / quantum physics at DTU. He loves Formula 1, history, classic literature, sci-fi, and French books and comics (Tintin!). Jonas does martial arts and is a diving instructor – but not at the same time.

Jonas has 10+ years’ experience as a management consultant, growing and optimizing operations. Jonas’s background as a mechanical engineer enables him to intuit how to best build. He applies his incredible energy to everything Abzu and runs obstacle courses all over Europe.

Jonas Nygreen

Commercial

Jonas has 10+ years’ experience as a management consultant, growing and optimizing operations. Jonas’s background as a mechanical engineer enables him to intuit how to best build. He applies his incredible energy to everything Abzu and runs obstacle courses all over Europe.

Jonas holds an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen and has 11+ years’ experience in Strategy, Finance, and Public Affairs. He manages Abzu’s finances, investor relations, and solutions strategies. Jonas is a major Trekkie and loves most things sci-fi.

Jonas Wilstrup

Finance + Operations

Jonas holds an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen and has 11+ years’ experience in Strategy, Finance, and Public Affairs. He manages Abzu’s finances, investor relations, and solutions strategies. Jonas is a major Trekkie and loves most things sci-fi.

Kevin

Kevin graduated from the Technical University of Denmark. He spent 6+ years as an agile consultant, and at Abzu, he applies his skills in high-performance computing, parallel programming, and distributed systems. Kevin is a talented singer/songwriter, musician, and artist.

Kevin Broløs

Mad Scientist

Kevin graduated from the Technical University of Denmark. He spent 6+ years as an agile consultant, and at Abzu, he applies his skills in high-performance computing, parallel programming, and distributed systems. Kevin is a talented singer/songwriter, musician, and artist.

Lykke

Lykke was awarded her PhD in Biophysics from the University of Copenhagen and conducted research at the Niels Bohr Institute. Family and close friends matter most to Lykke. She has kept her sourdough starter alive for a full year and taught her 7 year old son about prime numbers.

Lykke Pedersen, PhD

Head of RNA Therapeutics

Lykke was awarded her PhD in Biophysics from the University of Copenhagen and conducted research at the Niels Bohr Institute. Family and close friends matter most to Lykke. She has kept her sourdough starter alive for a full year and taught her 7 year old son about prime numbers.

Marco received his PhD in Bioinformatics from Stockholm University, focusing on protein sorting and subcellular localization using ML algorithms, after obtaining a MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Bologna. Family first for Marco, then motorbikes and football!

Marco Salvatore, PhD

Bioinformatician

Marco received his PhD in Bioinformatics from Stockholm University, focusing on protein sorting and subcellular localization using ML algorithms, after obtaining a MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Bologna. Family first for Marco, then motorbikes and football!

Maria is an organizational whiz and semi-OCD. She spent 6 years in London working for hotels and marketing and private equity firms, excelling at keeping track of people and office bits and bobs. Maria loves terrible jokes, musicals, sneakers, and craft beer. She only runs when chased.

Maria Jacobsen

Office Lead

Maria is an organizational whiz and semi-OCD. She spent 6 years in London working for hotels and marketing and private equity firms, excelling at keeping track of people and office bits and bobs. Maria loves terrible jokes, musicals, sneakers, and craft beer. She only runs when chased.

Martin

Martin has, for the past ten years, created value-driven solutions in large corporations, built and led data science teams and projects, and advised leadership on how to successfully become data- and AI-driven. Martin enjoys CrossFit, but has small kids, so now he has no hobbies.

Martin Mathiasen

Business + Customers

Martin has, for the past ten years, created value-driven solutions in large corporations, built and led data science teams and projects, and advised leadership on how to successfully become data- and AI-driven. Martin enjoys CrossFit, but has small kids, so now he has no hobbies.

Martin

Martin Kerr

Commercial

Meera holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Copenhagen in High Energy Physics, specializing in Heavy Ions. At Abzu, Meera explores how machine learning is applied in physics and science. She reads web comics, devours podcasts, pole dances, and is a secretly competitive cyclist.

Meera Machado, PhD

Data Person + Physicist

Meera holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Copenhagen in High Energy Physics, specializing in Heavy Ions. At Abzu, Meera explores how machine learning is applied in physics and science. She reads web comics, devours podcasts, pole dances, and is a secretly competitive cyclist.

Miquel

Miquel Triana Iglesias holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Barcelona, and has a background in Computational Physics and String Theory. Miquel brings mathematical knowledge and scientific thinking to Abzu, and has just joined the Abzu Dungeons & Dragons group.

Miquel Triana Iglesias, PhD

Machine Learning Researcher

Miquel Triana Iglesias holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Barcelona, and has a background in Computational Physics and String Theory. Miquel brings mathematical knowledge and scientific thinking to Abzu, and has just joined the Abzu Dungeons & Dragons group.

Paula

Paula Carreras

Commercial

Roger holds a BSc in Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology from the University of Barcelona and spent many years working in meteorology. He loves data visualization, and only loves his many kids more. He likes to share weird videos and animated gifs, and talks too much, so say hello!

Roger Veciana i Rovira

Software Engineer

Roger holds a BSc in Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology from the University of Barcelona and spent many years working in meteorology. He loves data visualization, and only loves his many kids more. He likes to share weird videos and animated gifs, and talks too much, so say hello!

Sam

Sam got his PhD in Systems Biology from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He has broad experience in pharma and biotech and built an extensive toolset for challenging projects. Sam loves the “stupid” questions, and learns Danish by reading Rasmus Klump to his two kiddos.

Sam Demharter, PhD

Bioinformatician

Sam got his PhD in Systems Biology from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He has broad experience in pharma and biotech and built an extensive toolset for challenging projects. Sam loves the “stupid” questions, and learns Danish by reading Rasmus Klump to his two kiddos.

Tom

Tom is an experienced engineer in architecture and system design. He has 14+ years’ experience in software development, mostly with distributed systems, and quietly applies that knowledge at Abzu. Tom is addicted to bicycling. His bicycle is named Mia.

Tom Jelen

Software Engineer

Tom is an experienced engineer in architecture and system design. He has 14+ years’ experience in software development, mostly with distributed systems, and quietly applies that knowledge at Abzu. Tom is addicted to bicycling. His bicycle is named Mia.

Valdemar

Valdemar holds an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen and applies his experience in advanced analytics and data science to complex problems at Abzu. Valdemar still can’t take care of himself, though, and has just become a father. Good luck!

Valdemar Stentoft-Hansen

Data Scientist

Valdemar holds an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen and applies his experience in advanced analytics and data science to complex problems at Abzu. Valdemar still can’t take care of himself, though, and has just become a father. Good luck!

Victor is an Industrial Engineer by education, working in chemical and materials research. He has 10+ years’ experience developing software, concentrating on translation, fintech, and marketing recommendations. Victor loves to go jogging with the company of his loving dogs.

Victor Galindo

Software Engineer

Victor is an Industrial Engineer by education, working in chemical and materials research. He has 10+ years’ experience developing software, concentrating on translation, fintech, and marketing recommendations. Victor loves to go jogging with the company of his loving dogs.

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