Meet our team
Dr. Danuta Cichocka
Danuta is responsible for the company’s strategy development and implementation, general management and fundraising. Danuta is a microbiologist by training.
She completed her PhD at the UFZ Leipzig in 2008. In 2016 she completed the Executive MBA program at the EPFL and obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Management of Biotech, Medtech & Pharma Ventures.
In 2017 Danuta initiated the collaboration with EPFL-LPMV on the commercialization of nanoscale motion detection technology for phenotypic AST, which resulted in the establishment of Resistell AG in 2018. In the little free time left, Danuta enjoys photography and skiing.
Greg leads the company’s operations, including high level supervision and planning of the product development, IT infrastructure and company’s finances.
Greg is an IT engineer by education and a serial entrepreneur. Since 2007, he has co-founded, managed and coached multiple technology-based start-ups in different sectors.
Greg is also a startup coach and teaches other younger entrepreneurs how to build and keep motivated cross-functional teams. Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking, skiing and most of all cooking.
Dr. Alex Sturm
Alex completed his PhD in Microbiology with focus on Salmonella virulence at the ETH in Zurich in 2011. He subsequently moved to New York to study antibiotic tolerance at Columbia University before working on Tuberculosis at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. During this time, he acquired a wide knowledge of the physiology and genetics of human pathogens.
In 2020 Alex joined the team of Resistell AG as a Senior Scientist in Microbiology to perform preclinical studies and R&D of our nanomotion technology to improve and accelerate diagnostics of antibiotic resistance in the hospital. He is highly involved in the basic research of the technology where he collaborates closely with the team of engineers and data analysts at Resistell AG as well as external collaboration partners at CHUV, EPFL and Fachhochschule Nordwest in. Basel.
During his past times he enjoys playing Indiana Jones by exploring equatorial jungles and crawling inside forgotten temples, however, he also takes pleasure in the more refined arts such as visiting concert halls and museums. On the weekend you probably find him in the Swiss mountains. He is curious about different cultures and loves to entertain and cook.
Dr. Amanda Luraschi Eggemann
PhD in Life Science, Microbial science, at University of Lausanne.
Carried out studies focused in molecular biology and microbiology fields of clinical relevance, including mainly mycology, as also bacteriology and virology. Solid experience in antibiotic and antifungal resistance and in particular yeast-like fungi infections.
Clinical microbiologist, principal user of the Resistell AST device, developing and implementing the nanomotion protocol. In charge of all the activities of the nanomotion microbiology laboratory at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), including R&D, pre-clinical and clinical experimentations.
Passionate about hard rock music and art, enjoy guitar playing, woodburning pyrography and painting. Always been a fan of winter sports, recently discovered love for gym and fitness.
Dr. Eric Delarze
PhD in Life Sciences with specialization in Molecular Biology and Clinical Microbiology.
Clinical microbiologist and operator of the Resistell AST device. In charge of all the activities of the nanomotion microbiology laboratory at our UniverCité-based laboratory, including R&D, pre-clinical experimentation and microbiological quality testing of new devices and mechanical parts.
Strong experience in the main fields of microbiology (bacteriology, mycology and virology) of both clinical and agricultural relevance, with a deep focus on antibiotic/antifungal resistance and yeast infections. Skilled in experimental design and troubleshooting.
Scientific at work as at home, passionate about culinary experimentation, fermentation, meat curing and vegetables pickling. Always enjoy a good hike all year round as well as winter sports.
MSc in Life Science, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, in collaboration between Novartis and the University of Neuchâtel (magna cum laude).
Anthony has been working as a microbiologist for eight years and used multidisciplinary techniques to fight against infectious diseases with global impacts, such as tuberculosis and leprosy.
With very strong experience of handling dangerous microorganisms (bacteria, fungus and virus), he is licensed in class 1, 2 and 3 biosafety level laboratories. Study director of several preclinical and clinical projects (phase I and II), he was particularly involved in the discovery and development of a new antituberculosis drug called “Macozinone”.
Active participant of multiple European consortium of infectious diseases, he successfully generated data, wrote reports and brilliantly presented and discussed data in front of a massive audience.
Anthony is passionate about sports and plays football and floorball in official teams. For a touch of adrenaline and freedom, he likes to escape on his motorcycle.
PhD student in Life science with a study option in Microbial science at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV). Studying intracellular bacteria from the Chlamydiales order. Developing and implementing the nanomotion protocol for these bacteria.
Enjoy wildlife and nature photography as well as baking.
Marta Pla Verge
MSc in Life Sciences, Bioanalytics, at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW).
Marta is conducting her MSc Thesis at Resistell, working on method development of the technology.
Interested in research and wanting to understand the environment from a new point of view, she did a Degree in Microbiology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). With it, she gained in-depth knowledge about the biology of microorganisms and their applications and developed her laboratory skills. She also participated in an Erasmus biotechnology project at HAMK, in Finland.
Specially concerned with the increasing spread of bacterial resistances, she participated in Small World Initiative (SWI) informational projects to raise awareness of the topic in secondary schools.
In her free time, Marta enjoys playing basketball, singing and learning about the world’s curiosities.
Dr. hab. Grzegorz Jóźwiak
PhD and Habilitation in Electronics Engineering, Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
Data scientist, digital signal processing expert with solid experience in application of DSP techniques to MEMS/NEMS devices.
Fluency in application of spectral analysis, ordinary/robust regression, sparse approximation and filtering, image analysis, segmentation and registration, optimization and machine learning techniques.
Likes sailing, hiking and tormenting people by playing guitar.
Dr. Grzegorz Wielgoszewski
PhD in microelectronic engineering (Wrocław University of Science and Technology, 2014)
Worked on construction, development and application of atomic-force microscopy systems for 8 years and on development of a soft X-ray microscopy system for another 1.5 years (at University College Dublin/SiriusXT Ltd), which resulted in experience in designing precision electronic and mechanical devices, as well as in programming microcontrollers and PC-based applications, with exceptional focus on non-routine approach to AFM measurements, required for examination of non-standard samples.
Responsible for guiding the software development, coordinating design & assembly of the AST device, and overlooking quality management and control.
Vintage fountain pen user and amateur calligrapher, plays classical guitar, enjoys telling stories about places he has travelled to.
MSc in Electronic engineering, specialization in Microelectronics.
Worked for over a decade as a researcher at Wrocław University of Science and Technology at the Division of Nanometrology.
Took part in many research projects (EU and domestic) related to MEMS in biology areas and development of atomic-force microscopy systems.
Has experience as a serviceman of Beauty&Healthcare equipment. Designed and constructed riddles for one of the leading Escape Room company in Poland.
Electronic engineer responsible for product R&D and assembly of Resistell AST device, supply chain coordinator.
Geocacher, escape roomer and youngtimer enthusiast - devoted to VW Beetle&Co.
Amateur of analog tricks in digital photography.
Enjoys steam engines on rails as much as ones on the water.
Mechanical engineer responsible for design and development of Resistell AST device, prototyping, implementing new ideas and managing supply chain.
Focused on technical problem solving and efficiency.
Solid experience in industrial automation - design of automated assembly lines for leading car manufacturers.
Personal interests: travelling without a plan, (e-)biking, bouldering, skateboarding, choir singing, DIY projects.
Driton supports the engineering team in the development and assembly of the components for the Resistell AST with a key focus on process optimization. He attended technical school in mechanical engineering where he majored in design and development.
Driton brings over 17 years of experience in the automotive industry in the areas of production engineering, quality management, research and development and prototyping. He has a deep interest in Bionics and loves traveling, hiking and sports in his spare time.
Prof. Gilbert Greub
- MD-PhD, FAMH
- Full Professor of Bacteriology, Head of Microbiology Diagnostics at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
- Director of the Institute of Microbiology of the University of Lausanne (UNIL)
- Specialist FAMH in medical microbiology and FMH in infectious diseases
Prof. Giovanni Dietler
- Professor in Physics at EPFL
- Head of Laboratory of Physics of Living Matter (LPMV) devoted to the study of DNA topology, cellular machines, protein mechanics and high-resolution low temperature Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
- Over 230 scientific publications, over 7500 citations
- Inventor of nano-motion detector
Dr. Sandor Kasas
- Medical Doctor
- Privat Docent in embryology and histology
- Senior Researcher at LPMV (EPFL)
- MER at the Plateforme de Morphologie, the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland
- Over 90 scientific publications, over 3400 citations
- Inventor of nano-motion detector