About Us

Chiasma is a national New Zealand organisation that creates links between academia and the wider science, technology and engineering (STEM) industries.

Our mission is to inspire and help our members to develop a successful career in the STEM industry by providing them with the necessary skills, networks and mindset.

In turn, these innovative, well connected and commercially aware graduates will contribute to the growth of New Zealand’s knowledge based economy.

History

Chiasma was launched in September 2004 by Priv Bradoo, Swati Sharma and Daniel Sun, three PhD students in the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Since then, Chiasma has grown into a thriving organisation, with branches in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin and boasts over 3500 student and industry members. Each centre runs their own flavour of networking events, workshops, panel discussions, mentorship programmes and site visits tailored towards the local students and industry.

Chiasma Committees

Each centre is run by their own student-led Chiasma Committee. Each committee is made up of business savvy, entrepreneurial and connected students who are passionate about the STEM industries. Connecting our centres is the Chiasma National committee, made up of previous executives from the local centres.

The University of Auckland is the founding home of Chiasma, which was born from the hard work and vision of three PhD students. This hard work and vision is shared by all 29 students which proudly make up the Chiasma Auckland team. Chiasma Auckland is also home to our National team, which seeks to continue spreading Chiasma and the Chiasma effect across the country.

Meet The Auckland Team

Executive Team

Lois Gregory

Lois Gregory

CEO
Sneha Chatterjee

Sneha Chatterjee

COO
Laura Walsham

Laura Walsham

Treasurer

Systems Team

Benj Lewis

Benj Lewis

Systems Team Lead
Amy Lee

Amy Lee

Systems Team Lead
Kabilan Kathiravel

Kabilan Kathiravel

Systems Team
Ayush Jani

Ayush Jani

Systems Team

Events Team

Ruby Kleyer

Ruby Kleyer

Events Team Lead
Kianna Legg

Kianna Legg

Events Team
Jen Lim

Jen Lim

Events Team
Jeremy Markman

Jeremy Markman

Events Team
Dana Idais

Dana Idais

Events Team
Tushaal Kumar

Tushaal Kumar

Events Team

Marketing Team

Michael Allison

Michael Allison

Marketing Team Lead
Rana Al-Jawadi

Rana Al-Jawadi

Marketing Team
Nyiayu Ayeesha

Nyiayu Ayeesha

Marketing Team
Emily Phan

Emily Phan

Marketing Team
Ash Rolfe

Ash Rolfe

Marketing Team

Industry Team

Sammy Choudhery

Sammy Choudhery

Industry Team Lead
Alchae Cansana

Alchae Cansana

Industry Team
Deanna Norgrove

Deanna Norgrove

Industry Team
Catherine Xu

Catherine Xu

Industry Team
Greta Holland

Greta Holland

Industry Team
Archita Verma

Archita Verma

Industry Team

Sponsors

University of Auckland: Business School

Our aim is to be one of Asia Pacific’s foremost business schools – to develop graduates, knowledge and ideas that enhance the productivity, growth and global competitiveness of New Zealand enterprise.

In order to achieve this vision, the faculty will:

  • Propagate the Business School’s entrepreneurial mindset across the University.
  • Develop a new curriculum – one that is flexible and scalable, that focuses specifically on innovation and commercialisation, and which builds an entrepreneurial mindset to support the transformation process.
  • Forge visionary partnerships with business and investment communities to ensure that the experiential learning opportunities that are essential to real learning about wealth creation are available to all who wish to embark on this journey.
  • Research and improve the process of getting ideas to markets – whether it be in entrepreneurial start-ups, owner-managed or family-owned businesses, or large corporations.
  • Support the transformation with infrastructure and resources to unleash its enabling power.

Visit them at https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/business.html

University of Auckland: Faculty of Science

The faculty is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand offering a wide range of subjects and specialisations to more than 7,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying across 10 different schools and departments.

Visit them at https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/science.html

University of Auckland: Faculty of Medical and Health Science

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our local, national and global communities through excellence in teaching, research and service.

Over the past three years we have opened the award winning AMRF Medical Sciences Learning Centre – Whakaaro Pai, seen significant enhancement of our Advanced Clinical Skills Centre at Mercy Ascot Hospital, and commissioned a suite of new teaching rooms and a large integrated teaching facility.

In 2009, the faculty opened the Centre for Brain Research, one of the largest neuroscience research facilities in the Southern Hemisphere. These resources will enable our students to fully experience the rewards of learning and researching in a world-class academic, medical and health sciences environment.

Visit them at https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/fmhs.html

University of Auckland: Faculty of Medical and Health Science

Uniservices

We partner with the best minds at the University of Auckland to apply intelligent thinking to ideas that have the potential to change the world.

Together with our partners, we look to the future, imagine the possibilities, and innovate for public and private good.

For over 30 years, we’ve collaborated with hundreds of organisations on thousands of projects in New Zealand and around the world.

At UniServices, our imagination knows no bounds. Our team, backed by the full resources of the University of Auckland, is dedicated to making a difference to people’s lives.

Visit them at https://www.uniservices.co.nz/

Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology

The Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (IIB) works in close association with the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) at the University of Auckland, and focuses on industry partnerships to accelerate innovation and develop new models of bioscience enterprise training. The IIB was launched in June 2006 and operates under a Partnership-for-Excellence funded agreement between the University of Auckland and Government to support the growth of the bio-industry.

Visit them at http://www.biotech.co.nz/

Affiliates

NZBIO

NZBIOs vision is for the growth of a prosperous New Zealand bioeconomy

NZBIO is a member-based organisation which acts to Enable an Effective Environment for Successful New Zealand Bio Enterprise.

It aims to achieve this purpose through four strategic objectives:
1.    Develop and advocate government policy relevant to bio enterprise;
2.    Provide members with relevant services that achieve positive impact on their performance;
3.    Be a thought leader on bio enterprise for the national good; and
4.    Promote New Zealand’s bio enterprise capability and opportunities globally.

Visit NZBio at http://nzbio.org.nz/

University of Auckland: Faculty of Science

Velocity

Established in 2003, Velocity (formerly Spark) was inspired by similar competitions at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, MIT $100K) and The University of Cambridge (Cambridge University Entrepreneurs). Based on their success, Velocity was established to foster an entrepreneurial culture and commercialise the host of innovative ideas developed within The University of Auckland for the benefit and prosperity of New Zealand.

Velocity is a student-led initiative, in partnership with The University of Auckland Business School and business incubator The ICEHOUSE (International Centre for Entrepreneurship). Velocity is supported by its Gold Sponsors: Auckland Uniservices Limited, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development, Return On Science, in addition to its Silver Sponsors: Peter Yealands Wines, Alleasing, Fonterra, and Hudson Gavin Martin.

Visit Velocity at http://velocity.auckland.ac.nz/

University of Auckland: Faculty of Science

The Postgraduate Students’ Association is an incorporated society dedicated to strengthening the postgraduate community at the University of Auckland. The Association is run by a Board of volunteer representatives from each faculty across the University.

The PGSA was instrumental in setting up the SPARK challenge, a competition now run by The University, and was responsible for initiating Exposure – the Postgraduate Research Exposition Competiton. Exposure is held annually across all faculties within the university of Auckland.

Visit PGSA at http://pgsa.org.nz

Global Biotech Revolution

The global bio-economy is growing steadily as it develops new business models and technologies. However, it faces challenges in investment, government policy and research commercialisation that could make or break the future industry. Young bioleaders are isolated in regional clusters and often solely focus on self-career development, lacking the connection to global challenges and thinking innovatively about their contribution.

Global Biotech Revolution’s (GBR) vision is to create a network of young and current bio-leaders who grow and support each other’s ideas and knowledge, and think innovatively on growing the global bio-economy through collaborative ventures.

GBR is a not-for-profit that connects biotech think-tanks, industrial leaders and research pioneers to young bio-leaders of tomorrow. GBR is solely led by young passionate and engaged researchers, students and professionals from across the world. We engage key stakeholders through physical and online platforms that initiate and build future global conversations and collaborations.

Visit GBR at http://globalbiotechrevolution.com/

Chiasma Wellington is the capital branch of a national student-led non-profit organisation that fosters connections between university students and the science and technology industries in New Zealand. As the capitol branch of Chiasma we cultivate strong relationships with Science Ministries and the many Crown Research Institutes in the greater Wellington region. We nurture science innovation, entrepreneurship and inter-disciplinary networking by hosting networking events throughout the year. We hold regular “Career Catalyst” workshops for additional skills. We want our student members to become confident, industry-savvy scientists with a wealth of industry and inter-disciplinary contacts.

Meet The Wellington Team

Rory Besaans

Rory Besaans

CEO
Veronica Pot

Veronica Pot

COO and Events Team Lead
Helen Armstrong

Helen Armstrong

CFO
Hamish Dunham

Hamish Dunham

Industry Liaison
Karan Narayan

Karan Narayan

Marketing Team Lead
Devlin Forsythe

Devlin Forsythe

Marketing Support
Maisie Embleton

Maisie Embleton

Marketing Support
Raaghav Thakrar

Raaghav Thakrar

Events Support
Kahurangi Cronin

Kahurangi Cronin

Events Support

Sponsors

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has a unique and proud history as a world-ranked capital city university.

Our connections and influence—both here and overseas—are strengthened by this capital city status, providing opportunities for staff and students internationally, and helping us take New Zealand’s perspective to the world.

Through excellent teaching, research, scholarship, public service and entrepreneurship, we are committed to shaping New Zealand’s national identity and to fostering a better world. We are here to lead thinking on the major questions confronting New Zealanders.

Central to our mission is the cultivation of creative capital—the capacity of individuals and communities to imagine—to express new possibilities through creative activity. This is the genius behind art, music and writing. It is also the curiosity and insight that finds new solutions to complex social and environmental issues. It is the entrepreneurship that establishes new businesses. It is leadership, innovation and inspiration.

The quality of a university’s staff and students determines its success. At Victoria, our teachers are committed to developing the knowledge, competencies and personal attributes of their students, with an eye to their future. For students, the quality and the relevance of your experience at Victoria and the career opportunities that result will be second to none.

Visit them at https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/

Wellington Careers and Employment

Wellington Careers and Employment Logo

Wellington Careers and Employment connect you with employers and the community, help you develop your skills and launch your career with confidence.

We are your dedicated careers service, assisting you with the exploration of career ideas and the career implications of subject choices, to details of specific jobs, employers, or postgraduate courses.

Our active employer engagement team have strong collaborative relationships with local, national and international employers and communities.

Our experienced teams provide a wide range of services and support to students, graduates, employers and staff.

Visit them at https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/careers

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is a national network of leading New Zealand scientists. The institute leverages strengths across the country and internationally, working collaboratively utilising a programme-based approach to undertake harder, higher level research that drives innovation and economic growth in and for relevant New Zealand industries.

While the Institute is hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, our Investigators work throughout New Zealand. Named after Alan MacDiarmid, whose curiosity and determination saw him awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the MacDiarmid Institute was New Zealand’s first Centre of Research Excellence.

Visit them at http://macdiarmid.ac.nz/

Meet The Dunedin Team

Maddi Post

Maddi Post

CEO
Moizle Ocariza

Moizle Ocariza

COO
Jeffrey Huang

Jeffrey Huang

CFO
Angus Jessep

Angus Jessep

Operations Manager
Seony Yang

Seony Yang

Operations Team Member
Bridget Lamont

Bridget Lamont

Events Team Member
Maria Larson

Maria Larson

Events Team Member
Mathew Arand

Mathew Arand

Marketing Manager
Becks Hall

Becks Hall

Business Team Member
Joshua Signal

Joshua Signal

Business Team Member

Sponsors

Pacific Edge

pactific_edge_logo

Pacific Edge Limited is a cancer diagnostic company specialising in the discovery and commercialisation of diagnostic and prognostic tests for the better detection and management of cancer. Their expertise spans bioinformatics, cancer genetics, clinical pathology, molecular oncology, and technology commercialisation. Pacific Edge is currently developing, commercialising, and globalising its Cxbladder® suite of genetic biomarker based bladder cancer diagnostic tools, through its wholly owned central laboratories in Dunedin, New Zealand, and the USA. As it stands, the company has four proprietary, novel, accurate, molecular diagnostic products in-market that provide actionable clinical results for detecting and managing urothelial cancer.

Visit them at https://www.pacificedgedx.com/

Genetics Otago

Genetics Otago is a University of Otago Research Centre formed in 2009 to unite its wide-ranging expertise into New Zealand’s primary genetics research centre. It provides a platform for collaboration and networking between its 300 members engaged in genetics-related disciplines, as well as engaging with the public, media, and policy makers about how genetics contributes to and impacts New Zealand. Their cutting edge research drives innovation across the agricultural, conservation, and medical sectors, and their mission is to invest in their staff and students to improve skills and foster both domestic and international collaborations.

Visit them at https://www.otago.ac.nz/genetics/index.html

The University of Otago

Coming soon….
Chiasma is in the early stages of launching in Christchurch. This exciting new center will uniquely encompass the three main universities in Canterbury; Lincoln University, The University of Canterbury and the postgraduate cohort of students based at The University of Otago, Christchurch. We aim to launch in O week 2018 and are currently in the process of developing the student board and gathering student sign ups.

Watch this space!

Olivia Ogilvie
Priyanka Sinha
Yusmiati Liau
Hannah Mckercher
James Davies
Chris Horne
Lucy Egan
Caitlin Henderson
Auckland

The University of Auckland is the founding home of Chiasma, which was born from the hard work and vision of three PhD students. This hard work and vision is shared by all 29 students which proudly make up the Chiasma Auckland team. Chiasma Auckland is also home to our National team, which seeks to continue spreading Chiasma and the Chiasma effect across the country.

Meet The Auckland Team

Executive Team

Lois Gregory

Lois Gregory

CEO
Sneha Chatterjee

Sneha Chatterjee

COO
Laura Walsham

Laura Walsham

Treasurer

Systems Team

Benj Lewis

Benj Lewis

Systems Team Lead
Amy Lee

Amy Lee

Systems Team Lead
Kabilan Kathiravel

Kabilan Kathiravel

Systems Team
Ayush Jani

Ayush Jani

Systems Team

Events Team

Ruby Kleyer

Ruby Kleyer

Events Team Lead
Kianna Legg

Kianna Legg

Events Team
Jen Lim

Jen Lim

Events Team
Jeremy Markman

Jeremy Markman

Events Team
Dana Idais

Dana Idais

Events Team
Tushaal Kumar

Tushaal Kumar

Events Team

Marketing Team

Michael Allison

Michael Allison

Marketing Team Lead
Rana Al-Jawadi

Rana Al-Jawadi

Marketing Team
Nyiayu Ayeesha

Nyiayu Ayeesha

Marketing Team
Emily Phan

Emily Phan

Marketing Team
Ash Rolfe

Ash Rolfe

Marketing Team

Industry Team

Sammy Choudhery

Sammy Choudhery

Industry Team Lead
Alchae Cansana

Alchae Cansana

Industry Team
Deanna Norgrove

Deanna Norgrove

Industry Team
Catherine Xu

Catherine Xu

Industry Team
Greta Holland

Greta Holland

Industry Team
Archita Verma

Archita Verma

Industry Team

Sponsors

University of Auckland: Business School

Our aim is to be one of Asia Pacific’s foremost business schools – to develop graduates, knowledge and ideas that enhance the productivity, growth and global competitiveness of New Zealand enterprise.

In order to achieve this vision, the faculty will:

  • Propagate the Business School’s entrepreneurial mindset across the University.
  • Develop a new curriculum – one that is flexible and scalable, that focuses specifically on innovation and commercialisation, and which builds an entrepreneurial mindset to support the transformation process.
  • Forge visionary partnerships with business and investment communities to ensure that the experiential learning opportunities that are essential to real learning about wealth creation are available to all who wish to embark on this journey.
  • Research and improve the process of getting ideas to markets – whether it be in entrepreneurial start-ups, owner-managed or family-owned businesses, or large corporations.
  • Support the transformation with infrastructure and resources to unleash its enabling power.

Visit them at https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/business.html

University of Auckland: Faculty of Science

The faculty is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand offering a wide range of subjects and specialisations to more than 7,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying across 10 different schools and departments.

Visit them at https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/science.html

University of Auckland: Faculty of Medical and Health Science

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our local, national and global communities through excellence in teaching, research and service.

Over the past three years we have opened the award winning AMRF Medical Sciences Learning Centre – Whakaaro Pai, seen significant enhancement of our Advanced Clinical Skills Centre at Mercy Ascot Hospital, and commissioned a suite of new teaching rooms and a large integrated teaching facility.

In 2009, the faculty opened the Centre for Brain Research, one of the largest neuroscience research facilities in the Southern Hemisphere. These resources will enable our students to fully experience the rewards of learning and researching in a world-class academic, medical and health sciences environment.

Visit them at https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/fmhs.html

University of Auckland: Faculty of Medical and Health Science

Uniservices

We partner with the best minds at the University of Auckland to apply intelligent thinking to ideas that have the potential to change the world.

Together with our partners, we look to the future, imagine the possibilities, and innovate for public and private good.

For over 30 years, we’ve collaborated with hundreds of organisations on thousands of projects in New Zealand and around the world.

At UniServices, our imagination knows no bounds. Our team, backed by the full resources of the University of Auckland, is dedicated to making a difference to people’s lives.

Visit them at https://www.uniservices.co.nz/

Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology

The Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (IIB) works in close association with the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) at the University of Auckland, and focuses on industry partnerships to accelerate innovation and develop new models of bioscience enterprise training. The IIB was launched in June 2006 and operates under a Partnership-for-Excellence funded agreement between the University of Auckland and Government to support the growth of the bio-industry.

Visit them at http://www.biotech.co.nz/

Affiliates

NZBIO

NZBIOs vision is for the growth of a prosperous New Zealand bioeconomy

NZBIO is a member-based organisation which acts to Enable an Effective Environment for Successful New Zealand Bio Enterprise.

It aims to achieve this purpose through four strategic objectives:
1.    Develop and advocate government policy relevant to bio enterprise;
2.    Provide members with relevant services that achieve positive impact on their performance;
3.    Be a thought leader on bio enterprise for the national good; and
4.    Promote New Zealand’s bio enterprise capability and opportunities globally.

Visit NZBio at http://nzbio.org.nz/

University of Auckland: Faculty of Science

Velocity

Established in 2003, Velocity (formerly Spark) was inspired by similar competitions at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, MIT $100K) and The University of Cambridge (Cambridge University Entrepreneurs). Based on their success, Velocity was established to foster an entrepreneurial culture and commercialise the host of innovative ideas developed within The University of Auckland for the benefit and prosperity of New Zealand.

Velocity is a student-led initiative, in partnership with The University of Auckland Business School and business incubator The ICEHOUSE (International Centre for Entrepreneurship). Velocity is supported by its Gold Sponsors: Auckland Uniservices Limited, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development, Return On Science, in addition to its Silver Sponsors: Peter Yealands Wines, Alleasing, Fonterra, and Hudson Gavin Martin.

Visit Velocity at http://velocity.auckland.ac.nz/

University of Auckland: Faculty of Science

The Postgraduate Students’ Association is an incorporated society dedicated to strengthening the postgraduate community at the University of Auckland. The Association is run by a Board of volunteer representatives from each faculty across the University.

The PGSA was instrumental in setting up the SPARK challenge, a competition now run by The University, and was responsible for initiating Exposure – the Postgraduate Research Exposition Competiton. Exposure is held annually across all faculties within the university of Auckland.

Visit PGSA at http://pgsa.org.nz

Global Biotech Revolution

The global bio-economy is growing steadily as it develops new business models and technologies. However, it faces challenges in investment, government policy and research commercialisation that could make or break the future industry. Young bioleaders are isolated in regional clusters and often solely focus on self-career development, lacking the connection to global challenges and thinking innovatively about their contribution.

Global Biotech Revolution’s (GBR) vision is to create a network of young and current bio-leaders who grow and support each other’s ideas and knowledge, and think innovatively on growing the global bio-economy through collaborative ventures.

GBR is a not-for-profit that connects biotech think-tanks, industrial leaders and research pioneers to young bio-leaders of tomorrow. GBR is solely led by young passionate and engaged researchers, students and professionals from across the world. We engage key stakeholders through physical and online platforms that initiate and build future global conversations and collaborations.

Visit GBR at http://globalbiotechrevolution.com/

Wellington

Chiasma Wellington is the capital branch of a national student-led non-profit organisation that fosters connections between university students and the science and technology industries in New Zealand. As the capitol branch of Chiasma we cultivate strong relationships with Science Ministries and the many Crown Research Institutes in the greater Wellington region. We nurture science innovation, entrepreneurship and inter-disciplinary networking by hosting networking events throughout the year. We hold regular “Career Catalyst” workshops for additional skills. We want our student members to become confident, industry-savvy scientists with a wealth of industry and inter-disciplinary contacts.

Meet The Wellington Team

Rory Besaans

Rory Besaans

CEO
Veronica Pot

Veronica Pot

COO and Events Team Lead
Helen Armstrong

Helen Armstrong

CFO
Hamish Dunham

Hamish Dunham

Industry Liaison
Karan Narayan

Karan Narayan

Marketing Team Lead
Devlin Forsythe

Devlin Forsythe

Marketing Support
Maisie Embleton

Maisie Embleton

Marketing Support
Raaghav Thakrar

Raaghav Thakrar

Events Support
Kahurangi Cronin

Kahurangi Cronin

Events Support

Sponsors

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has a unique and proud history as a world-ranked capital city university.

Our connections and influence—both here and overseas—are strengthened by this capital city status, providing opportunities for staff and students internationally, and helping us take New Zealand’s perspective to the world.

Through excellent teaching, research, scholarship, public service and entrepreneurship, we are committed to shaping New Zealand’s national identity and to fostering a better world. We are here to lead thinking on the major questions confronting New Zealanders.

Central to our mission is the cultivation of creative capital—the capacity of individuals and communities to imagine—to express new possibilities through creative activity. This is the genius behind art, music and writing. It is also the curiosity and insight that finds new solutions to complex social and environmental issues. It is the entrepreneurship that establishes new businesses. It is leadership, innovation and inspiration.

The quality of a university’s staff and students determines its success. At Victoria, our teachers are committed to developing the knowledge, competencies and personal attributes of their students, with an eye to their future. For students, the quality and the relevance of your experience at Victoria and the career opportunities that result will be second to none.

Visit them at https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/

Wellington Careers and Employment

Wellington Careers and Employment Logo

Wellington Careers and Employment connect you with employers and the community, help you develop your skills and launch your career with confidence.

We are your dedicated careers service, assisting you with the exploration of career ideas and the career implications of subject choices, to details of specific jobs, employers, or postgraduate courses.

Our active employer engagement team have strong collaborative relationships with local, national and international employers and communities.

Our experienced teams provide a wide range of services and support to students, graduates, employers and staff.

Visit them at https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/careers

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is a national network of leading New Zealand scientists. The institute leverages strengths across the country and internationally, working collaboratively utilising a programme-based approach to undertake harder, higher level research that drives innovation and economic growth in and for relevant New Zealand industries.

While the Institute is hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, our Investigators work throughout New Zealand. Named after Alan MacDiarmid, whose curiosity and determination saw him awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the MacDiarmid Institute was New Zealand’s first Centre of Research Excellence.

Visit them at http://macdiarmid.ac.nz/

Dunedin

Meet The Dunedin Team

Maddi Post

Maddi Post

CEO
Moizle Ocariza

Moizle Ocariza

COO
Jeffrey Huang

Jeffrey Huang

CFO
Angus Jessep

Angus Jessep

Operations Manager
Seony Yang

Seony Yang

Operations Team Member
Bridget Lamont

Bridget Lamont

Events Team Member
Maria Larson

Maria Larson

Events Team Member
Mathew Arand

Mathew Arand

Marketing Manager
Becks Hall

Becks Hall

Business Team Member
Joshua Signal

Joshua Signal

Business Team Member

Sponsors

Pacific Edge

pactific_edge_logo

Pacific Edge Limited is a cancer diagnostic company specialising in the discovery and commercialisation of diagnostic and prognostic tests for the better detection and management of cancer. Their expertise spans bioinformatics, cancer genetics, clinical pathology, molecular oncology, and technology commercialisation. Pacific Edge is currently developing, commercialising, and globalising its Cxbladder® suite of genetic biomarker based bladder cancer diagnostic tools, through its wholly owned central laboratories in Dunedin, New Zealand, and the USA. As it stands, the company has four proprietary, novel, accurate, molecular diagnostic products in-market that provide actionable clinical results for detecting and managing urothelial cancer.

Visit them at https://www.pacificedgedx.com/

Genetics Otago

Genetics Otago is a University of Otago Research Centre formed in 2009 to unite its wide-ranging expertise into New Zealand’s primary genetics research centre. It provides a platform for collaboration and networking between its 300 members engaged in genetics-related disciplines, as well as engaging with the public, media, and policy makers about how genetics contributes to and impacts New Zealand. Their cutting edge research drives innovation across the agricultural, conservation, and medical sectors, and their mission is to invest in their staff and students to improve skills and foster both domestic and international collaborations.

Visit them at https://www.otago.ac.nz/genetics/index.html

The University of Otago

Christchurch

Coming soon….
Chiasma is in the early stages of launching in Christchurch. This exciting new center will uniquely encompass the three main universities in Canterbury; Lincoln University, The University of Canterbury and the postgraduate cohort of students based at The University of Otago, Christchurch. We aim to launch in O week 2018 and are currently in the process of developing the student board and gathering student sign ups.

Watch this space!

Olivia Ogilvie
Priyanka Sinha
Yusmiati Liau
Hannah Mckercher
James Davies
Chris Horne
Lucy Egan
Caitlin Henderson