The Society

Oxford University Biotech Society (OUBT) is a society that aims to inspire a new generation of biotech entrepreneurs by bringing leading scientists, investors, and innovators to Oxford. We facilitate connections between our society members and biotech innovators and investors through speaker events, socials, and mentorship opportunities. We also run an annual student-led biotech entrepreneurship programme, culminating in a pitching competition with prizes. OUBT was founded in 2017.

The people


Alissa Hummer

DPhil Statistics (Computational Biology)

Year of Study: 2

Entrepreneurship Programme Officer

Anthony Akinwale

DPhil Materials Science

Year of study: 1


Heather Mackay

DPhil in Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics – Neuroscience 

Year of study: 1

Secretary and Comms manager

Viggo Rey

Bachelor Biology

Year of study: 2

Sponsorship Officers

Tom Barnes

Master Biological Science

Year of study

Smriti Prakash

Bachelor Law

Year of study: 2

Events officers

Tal Jeffrey

Bachelor Biology

Year of study: 3

Adam Norton-Steele

Master Biology

Year of study: 4

Jia Jhing Sia

Bachelor Biomedical Sciences

Year of study: 3

Crystal Sang

Bachelor Biochemistry

Year of study: 2