Our Team

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Cai has a background in Molecular Bioengineering from Imperial College London. During his time at university, he led a 9-month project to design a paper-based microfluidic device for detecting antibiotic-resistant bacteria in low-resource areas. He has also spent 4 weeks working for TReND in Africa, a charity that supports the development of academic research institutions throughout Africa.

His motivation to create a sustainable future using biotechnology led him to co-found Multus Media to shorten routes to market and lower entry barriers in the cultivated meat industry.

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Reka has a background in Biological Sciences specialising in Synthetic Biology from Imperial College London. She has a background in regenerative medicine working on synthetic cardiac tissue as a research assistant in Prof Sian Harding’s group, and in synthetic biology improving genetic stability of cyanobacteria in Dr Patrik Jones’s group. She gained wide ranging experiences around operations from over 2.5 years as Head of European Operations at Circling Europe.

Being dedicated to making a positive impact in the world motivated her to unlock the cultivated meat industry through targeting the critical bottleneck of growth media through Multus Media.

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Kevin is a biochemist and an engineer with extensive experience in computer science, automation and biomedical regulations. He was trained as a biomedical engineer (Dipl.-HTL-Ing.) in Austria, during which he was also very active in a wide spectrum of domains such as data science, robotics and cyber defence.

With his interest in advancements of synthetic biology, he came to UK in 2018 to study Biochemistry at Imperial College London, while working for Dr. Reiko Tanaka’s group at Biological Control Systems Lab. His research focuses on extracting dynamical insights from high dimensional biological data, using various techniques such as deep learning, data-driven modelling and model controls.

Anirvan Guha
Anirvan Guha
Head of Formulations

Anirvan brings years of academic expertise from bioengineering to accelerate our research. Building on his knowledge in cell biology and biophysics, he is now leveraging his research skills to improve the sustainability and reduce the environmental footprint of the world’s food supply.

George Taylor
Head of Ingredients

George has over 10 years of industrial and academic experience from the biotechnology and synthetic biology sectors. He believes that we at Multus are working in a key area of research that is not only exciting but also essential in enabling the commercialisation of cultivated meat; a technology that is vital if we are to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

Research Scientist, Ingredients

Brandon has a background in biochemistry at Imperial College London with a specialization in structural biology from working on structural elucidation of PRELI-TRIAP complex in Prof Steve Matthews Lab as well as extensive experience in protein biology.

He is established the micrbobiological R&D within Multus Media and is currently focusing on using synthetic biology and expression engineering to drive down the cost of growth media.

Soraya Padilla
Research Scientist, Formulation, Subgroup Lead

Soraya has expertise in cell culture, specifically optimising growth conditions of different cell lines. She is passionate about working towards the development of new platforms to improve large-scale cell culture in order to help solving key challenges around the cultivated meat industry.

Cristina Guzman-moumtzis
Research Scientist, Formulation

Cristina has expertise in biomedical engineering, specifically on improving cell growth through computational methods. She is passionate about solving problems in areas with large global impact. She believes that the possibilities of cultivated meat provide endless opportunities to help minimize disease and increase nutrient intake, something people living in impoverished regions need.

Morgane Valles
Research Scientist, Ingredients

Morgane is a biochemist with over 7 years academic research experience in protein expression and characterisation. Having a long-standing interest in finding cost-effective and ethical solutions for offsetting the effects of human-induced climate change, she is passionate about Multus’ mission to realise the potential of the cultivated meat industry.

Sandesh Meyler
Research Scientist, Formulation

Sandesh is a cell biologist with experience in cell line engineering and a variety of cell-based assays. Guided by the principles of Effective Altruism, he believes cultivated meat holds the potential to put an end to harmful intensive animal agriculture.

Jake Bell
Research Scientist, Ingredients