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.



Sergey Musienko

Chief Executive Officer
Sergey is a bioinformatician and a graduate 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.


Liza Hilman

(MSc, ANutr), Head Nutritionist
Liza graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition and has a lifelong passion for making healthy eating both practical and appealing. In particular, she is interested in nutritional psychology, diabetes and the intersection between gut health and diet.

Drawing on her wide expertise, Liza conducts microbiome nutritional counselling with our test users and helps clients to make sustainable dietary changes based on their results. She is a skilled communicator who can translate scientific jargon into digestible advice.

Liza is committed to helping people to optimise both their physical and mental wellbeing through evidence-based, tailored advice. She is also a published author.


Samuel Hagan

B2B Business Development Director
Sam graduated with a Master’s in Biomedical Science and Management Studies. Over the past nine years, he has gained a wealth of experience in account management, building relationships in multiple industries along the way.

Most recently, Sam worked as a national account manager for Geneva Diagnostics, a company providing clinical laboratory services to help prevent, diagnose and treat complex chronic diseases. He is passionate about the power of precision medicine and leveraging technology to improve health outcomes.

Drawing on his varied experience, Sam heads up B2B Business Development for Atlas, nurturing our current B2B relations, establishing new partnerships and coordinating with the marketing team.


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.


Louise Wayman

Customer Service Operations Manager
Louise has 20 years of experience leading and developing Service and Support teams across various industries, including media, telecommunications, and healthcare. She has an impressive track record of facilitating and accelerating change programmes, guided by a desire to champion customer experience.

To this end, Louise works tirelessly to advocate for our customers and resolve any queries, something attested by our online ratings. Drawing on her wealth of experience, Louise is passionate about mentoring women for leadership roles and empowering others to achieve.


Ross Carver-Carter

Content Executive
Ross is a dynamic writer with a passion for making science fun, engaging and accessible.

He graduated in Politics and International Relations, though he is now committed to human-microbe diplomacy.

Previously, Ross wrote health and wellness content for corporate clients before managing a blog at an eating disorder clinic. He is passionate about promoting mental health literacy and pivoting from reactive to proactive healthcare. If you have a question about anything content-related, get in touch with him at: [email protected]


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 Principal 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.

Serdar Savaş

Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Savaş is the founder and director of the Gentest Institute in Istanbul. The institute’s work focuses on public health genomics, personalised medicine, and developing innovative solutions for the prevention of major chronic diseases and their complications.

Dr. Savaş’s education covers medicine (Istanbul Medical School), law (Istanbul Law School), public health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), health economics, and health policies (London School of Economics and Political Sciences).

Early in his career, Dr. Savaş served at the Turkish Ministry of Health as Adana Provincial Health Director, World Bank Project Coordinator, and Deputy Undersecretary in charge of health reforms. He joined the World Health Organisation’s European Office in Copenhagen in 1994 as the Regional Advisor for Health Care Policies and Systems. Later he was promoted to the position of European Programme Director, a post he held until his departure from the WHO.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Savaş has pursued the concept of personalised healthcare. His goal is to make these services more predictive, preventive, and comprehensive, as well as precise, evidence-based, and participatory – not only in Turkey but also in Europe and around the globe.

Over the years, Dr. Savaş has been honored with awards and decorations by several European countries for his work in public health.

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.

Anton Emmanuel

Scientific Advisory Board
Anton Emmanuel obtained his medical degree from UCL (London’s Global University). He is Professor of Neuro-Gastroenterology at University College London and Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital – National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square). Within his current clinical work, he is Director of the Gastrointestinal Physiology Unit at University College Hospital and provides specialist gastroenterology services for patients with neurological illnesses. His research includes gut neurophysiology and the study of the aetiology and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders of the upper and lower gut.

He was appointed as editor in chief of Clinical Medicine and Commentary (the journals of the Royal College of Physicians), having played a similar role for eight years at Frontline Gastroenterology. He is deeply committed to developing the journals as a valued asset for members of the College.

Takuya Tsunoda

Scientific Advisory Board
1987 Graduated from Wakayama Medical University, passed the national examination for medical practitioners (M.D.)
1989 Completed clinical internship at Wakayama Medical University Hospital
1993 Completed Wakayama Medical University Graduate School (major: Second Surgery), Doctor of Medicine Ph.D
1992-1995 City of Hope National Cancer Institute (Los Angeles), studying abroad
1995 Assistant Professor of Second Surgery, Wakayama Medical University
2000 Lecturer, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo
2005 Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo
2010 OncoTherapy Science Co., Ltd., CEO / President
2015 MerckSerono Co., Ltd., General Manager of MA Oncology
2016 Professor, Showa University Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Clinical Immunooncology
2018 Chief Professor, Showa University School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine Department of Oncology/Showa University Hospital Oncology Center Director