Our Mission

Atlas Biomed combines DNA and microbiome technologies with digital health data to inspire people into positive lifestyle change and lead them to a healthier future.

About Atlas

Atlas Biomed is a personalised health company, applying the latest genetic technologies to help you navigate towards your potential. To achieve this, Atlas has two tests available in the UK: the Atlas DNA Test and the Atlas Microbiome Test. Both tests feed into the Atlas platform, which allows you to take control of your health through actionable, personalised recommendations.

Leadership

Sergey Musienko

Chief Executive Officer
Sergey is a bioinformatician and a graduate of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and of Singularity University (SU), a Silicon Valley think tank that offers educational programs and a business incubator.

As co-founder and CEO of the Atlas Biomed Group, Sergey has brought together a deeply experienced team of scientists and bioinformaticians. Under his guidance Atlas has made significant advances in bringing personalised medicine directly to the public. Presently, this team has developed and launched Atlas DNA and Atlas Microbiome tests, that provide actionable, personalized recommendations and allow people to take control of their health.

Michael Sassarini

Chief Financial Officer
Michael is responsible for day-to-day financial activity, budgeting, financial planning and contributes to corporate strategy. Michael has over 25 years of experience in finance, both in investment banking and operational management. He holds a MSc in Economics, with a specialisation in Econometrics, and has held senior roles at Flemings and JPMorganChase.

Elena Smith

PR and Communications Director
Elena has over 12 years of experience directing PR campaigns in both agency and in-house settings. Her management and leadership experience has focused on building and promoting brands, driving awareness and consumer understanding around products and brand values.

Prior to joining Atlas Biomed, Elena was at Richemont for four years, developing and implementing Communications & PR Strategy for a Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen. Before that, she spent over seven years in PR and communication roles within the fast moving and complex commercial environments.

Elena joined Atlas Biomed in December 2018 to increase brand’s visibility and share of voice in major UK media, as well as promote the company and its products oversees and leverage PR opportunities in international markets. She’s leading brand communication strategies for Atlas Biomed across multi-markets, traditional and social media channels and across a variety of stakeholders.

Andrey Perfiliev

Medical Director
Andrey is an endocrinologist, an organizer of health care, a serial entrepreneur in medicine. Graduated Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. Founder of the largest in Russia social network for doctors ‘Doctor at work’. The area of professional interest is predictive and personalized medicine.

Dmitry Alexeev

Head of Microbiome Research
Dmitry is a highly qualified researcher in fields of gut microbiome, molecular biology, bioinformatics and nutrition with a passion for translation from scientific lab into clinics. The main focus for his role at Atlas Biomed Group is to progress and develop internal and external scientific projects, including nutrition, neurodegenerative, anti-inflammatory and cancer microbiome solutions and MHRA certification.

As well as his integral role for Atlas Biomed Group, Dmitry is currently an Assistant Professor at ITMO University in Saint-Petersburg developing algorithms for personalized health and joined UMCG in Groningen devoting his time to ageing research.

Dmitry has over a decade worth of experience in academia ranging from independent projects to coordination of research consortia, mentoring PHD students and creating lecture courses as well as participating in a number of global public outreach events. He is dedicated to the translation of biomedical research into practice. Lately, complexity and network theory has allowed him to use similar approaches for studying seemingly different systems like protein-protein interactions and microbiome systems.

Artem Kosarev

Chief Product Officer
Artem is a psychologist, he began to study the behaviour of people in the virtual space while he was receiving a psychological degree. Then he applied this knowledge designing and managing digital products — from largest East European social networks to financial services and popular video games.

In Atlas, Artem is implementing modern approaches to management (for example, the whole team switched to agile). But the most important thing for him is the development of the company’s products in such a way that they effectively and comfortably help Atlas customers feel better.

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Jim Wilson

Scientific Advisory Board
Jim Wilson is Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Edinburgh. After a year working with Svante Pääbo in Bavaria, Jim went to New College in Oxford where he completed a DPhil in human population genetics with David Goldstein. Jim then took up a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in Edinburgh.

He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, 43 of which were in the top genetics journal Nature Genetics, 10 in Nature and 2 in Science: he is a Thomson-Reuters highly cited researcher, and has an h-index of 65.

Jim initiated two large genetic epidemiology studies in northern Scotland: these platform resources for health research benefit from rich phenotyping, deep genotyping, a tissue biobank and prospective follow up through record linkage and have contributed to the discovery of over 1000 novel associations.

Jim also leads a number of international genetics consortia, regularly contributes to documentaries on genetics and has been involved in the genetic ancestry testing business for over a decade.

Prof. Tatiana Tatarinova

Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Tatarinova is computational biologist with over 20 years of research and teaching experience. For eight years, Tatiana worked at Ceres, Inc., a biotech company in Thousand Oaks, where she became the inventor of 15 U.S. and European patents and developed multiple algorithms for analysis and annotation of plant genomes.

In 2009-2012, Dr. Tatarinova led the Glamorgan Computational Biology Research group at the University of South Wales (United Kingdom). The group was engaged in the plant barcoding efforts, annotation of the oil palm genome, analysis of bacterial evolution, and other projects. In 2013-2017 Tatiana worked at the University of Southern California as an Associate Professor of Research, where her main focus was development of algorithms for provenance prediction. In 2017 Tatiana joined the University of La Verne as Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in Computational Biology.

Tatiana’s current project include: ancient DNA analysis and paleo-genomics and annotation of plant and animal genomes. Tatiana maintains active collaborations with a number of international research organizations and universities. She organizes international field trips of La Verne students to South East Asia – International Rice Research Institute and Malaysian Palm Oil Board.

Prof. Harold Snieder

Scientific Advisory Board
Harold Snieder is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and heads the Unit of Genetic Epidemiology & Bioinformatics at the Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen (Netherlands).

He is an expert in design and analysis of genetic and epigenetic epidemiological studies of common complex diseases with a focus on cardiometabolic and renal disease. His group has extensive expertise in quality control, statistical analysis and bioinformatic follow-up of (epi)genome-wide association study (GWAS and EWAS) data.

Harold has published more than 350 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a regular reviewer for funding agencies such as NIH and NWO and for journals such as Circulation, Hypertension, Diabetes and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Dr. Vassilis Georgiadis

Scientific Advisory Board
Vassilis Georgiadis is a Senior Partnerships Manager for Pharma & Healthcare at University College London’s Innovation & Enterprise office. He works on developing strategic partnerships, with a focus on life science, pharma, biotech, medtech, healthcare and consumer healthcare sectors, between UCL researchers and external commercial partners, as well as government and NGOs.

Previously, Vassilis was one of the founding members of Molecular Warehouse, a UK molecular diagnostics and digital health company, serving as its Director of Operations and Head of Business Development. Following that, he joined the Business & Innovation Group of UCL’s Translational Research Office, where he worked on establishing industrial research collaborations through a faculty-facing role.

Vassilis is a molecular and cell biologist by training, with more than 10 years of academic research in various biomedical areas. Vassilis studied for a BSc in Genetics at Queen Mary University, followed by an MSc in Clinical Neurosciences at UCL and a DPhil in Cell Biology at the University of Sussex.

Prof. Ancha Baranova

Scientific Advisory Board
Ancha Baranova is Professor at the School of Systems Biology and Director of the Chronic Metabolic and Rare Diseases Initiative at George Mason University in Virginia, USA. She studies physiological and pathophysiological responses to various changes in human body homeostasis, with an emphasis of personalised management of health and longevity.

Her wet biochemistry lab research is paired with a bioinformatics program. Dr. Baranova is the author of more than 100 research papers and 9 granted US patents.

Dr. Milka Sokolović

Head of Food & Health Science — European Food Information Council (EUFIC)
Dr Milka Sokolović, born in Belgrade, Serbia, holds a degree in Biology from the University of Belgrade, and a PhD in Medicine from the University of Amsterdam.

Milka has spent 15 years in the academic setting, most at the University of Amsterdam, studying the intermediary metabolism of starvation and obesity. For 7 years she was also teaching subjects like medical biochemistry, DNA technology, metabolism and genomics of disease. Milka has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and has held dozens of presentations at scientific conferences.

In her current role, she oversees EUFIC’s department of Food & Health Science, where the complex scientific topics get translated into “human” language, to help people make sense and use of it. Her responsibilities include setting the annual plan for the Department, guaranteeing the quality and scientific accuracy of the output, manging EUFIC’s Discussion Groups, but also stakeholder engagement, collaboration and influencing, including presenting at high-level events. She is a member of EUFIC’s Exec Team.

Milka also acts as a Director of the Advanced Programme of the ENLP, the European Nutrition Leadership Platform, where food and nutrition professionals get equipped with leadership skills, thereby supported in making a lasting difference in the European public health landscape.

Grigory Sapunov

Scientific Advisory Board
Grigory is an expert in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science with more than 20 years of industry experience. He holds a degree in Systems Engineering from Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM, now part of the Higher School of Economics, HSE), PhD in Artificial Intelligence from MIEM, and a degree in Bioinformatics from Moscow School of Bioinformatics (now ‘Data Analysis in Biology and Medicine’ masters program in HSE).

Grigory is the co-founder and CTO of Intento, a Berkeley-based company that builds tools to discover, evaluate and use best-of-breed AI models for enterprise solutions. Before Intento, Grigory was a tech lead of the Yandex News service for more than five years, worked with IBM Watson Research Center as an invited data science expert and had data science/machine learning/deep learning and software engineering roles in other companies.

Grigory has vast teaching experience. He held courses on Digital Signal Processing, Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Since 2017 he holds a master course on Deep Learning for Biology in HSE.

Miguel Toribio-Mateas

Scientific Advisory Board
Miguel Toribio-Mateas is a doctoral researcher in clinical nutrition practice at the School of Health and Education of Middlesex University and a visiting research fellow in brain-gut-microbiota axis and mental health at the School of Applied Sciences, London South Bank University.

Miguel' background in healthcare / clinical tech development for STEM goes back to the late 90s. Most recently, he was one of the co-founders of the MapMyGut project with Prof. Tim Spector. MayMyGut was a spinoff of the American Gut / British Gut Project which was then developed into the current Predict Study. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the nutrition and lifestyle medicine database Nutrition Evidence and the mental health database Pursuit of Happiness. His work has been published in a range of peer-reviewed journals and books. He is also a reviewer for journals including Brain Sciences and Microorganisms (MDPI).

Being a clinician as well as a researcher, Miguel’s approach to science focuses on the translation and applicability of findings in the real world. He has extensive experience in nutrition for mental health, addiction and neuroprotection as part of transdisciplinary clinical teams. He also still runs a clinical practice in London, where he focuses on the connection between the gut and the brain.