Investor, CEO & Scientist, UK
Dr. Olga Kubassova is a mathematician by background with MS in Mathematics from St. Petersburg State University, MS in Information Technology from Lappeenranta University of Technology and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Leeds, UK.
Since completing her PhD research in the area of MRI algorithm development for musculoskeletal disorders, Olga has been a significant contributor to the development of MRI as a clinical research and diagnostic tool in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint diseases. She has co-authored over 60 articles, 7 book chapters and a number of abstracts that have built a significant evidence base for the medical imaging as a sensitive and objective biomarker for the assessment of various diseases and as an early measure of efficacy of new drugs.
Olga is an active researcher, scientific adviser to the UK government and EU funding bodies, inc. European Commission, Innovative Medicines Initiative; she is an editor and reviewer of several scientific journals. She is also a founding member of ‘The 2% club’ to support women in leadership positions, fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Society of Engineering, 4 time winner of the national and international ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award.