Dr. Svetlana Gramatiuk is president of the UAB (Ukraine Association of Biobanks), which she co-founded in 2017. She was also the medical director of the research biobank at ASK-Health (2015-2016) and the Ukraine editor of „Journal Advanced Research Biobank and Pathophysiology“ (2017). Previously, Svetlana had also established and managed several biobanks in Ukraine.
In addition to her unique expertise in Biobanking, Svetlana has also completed a Master of Science in Biobanking at the Medical University of Graz. In addition to numerous publications in medicine and specifically in biobanking, she is also one of the editors of the Springer Nature book "Biobanks in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." As a doctor and scientist, she served in acute war situations and secured the research facility for better future times.
Akhila Naz was born and brought up in the southern state of India, Kerala. She holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Biomedical Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology and was a University rank holder in 2018. She pursued her master’s in Electronics and Instrumentation from APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University with a scholarship. She has an experience as Research Intern at Robert Bosch and as a Software Engineer at Siemens. Now she is pursuing her Ph.D. (2nd year as of November 2022) in Computational semantics for Intelligent digital health applications (Clinical Data Science) at the Medical University of Graz. She likes to dance and travel in her free time and loves to tell stories.