Enzymatica’s scientific advisors are established and well-known researchers in areas such as upper respiratory infections. They assist Enzymatica in research related issues and assesses and gives advice to future research and product opportunities.

Ágústa Guðmundsdóttir

Dr. Ágústa Guðmundsdóttir is the R&D Director at Zymetech and professor emeritus at the School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland (UI). She is one of the founders of Zymetech and serving as a research director ever since. Ágústa is the Chairman of the Scientific Board of Zymetech. Ágústa earned a Ph.D in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of Virginia, School of Medicine in 1988. She holds a BS degree in food science (1980) from the UI and a BS Hon. in Biochemistry (1983) from the same school. Ágústa was a research scientist at Science Institute, University of Iceland (1980-1984). She is the Chairman of the board of the National and University Library of Iceland and a Chairman of the Unit for Nutrition at the University Hospital in Iceland. Ágústa is a Board member of Matís and a member of the Scientific Board of Industry and Services at Íslandsstofa.

Stefán Jökull Sveinsson

Stefán currently works as an independent consultant for various pharmaceutical and life science companies as well as for private equity companies. He has over 23 years of experience in the pharmaceuticals industry. From 1993 to 2014 he worked at Actavis in Iceland and in Switzerland, holding various technical and executive positions including Executive Vice President for the Global R&D operations and Senior Vice President for Specialty Pharmaceutical Development. Stefán served as a member of the Executive Board and Executive Team of Actavis. He also held Board of Director positions for Actavis in various companies in India, Denmark and Iceland. Prior to his industrial carrier Stefán held an assistant professor position at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Iceland and he has published over thirty scientific papers. Stefán received his education and training at the University of Iceland and Dalhousie University Canada.

Shigeru Ichioka  

Shigeru Ichioka is a Professor of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Saitama Medical University. His research focuses on wound healing, microcirculation, limb salvage, foot care and reconstructive surgery. Professor Ichioka is a delegate to the following societies: Japanese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Japanese Society for Wound Healing, and Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Japanese Society of Pressure Ulcers, Japanese Society of Limb Salvage and Podiatric Medicine, Japanese Society for Footcare, and Japanese Society of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Management. He was Chairman of the Promotion Committee of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies 2012 and president (2013) of the joint Congress of the Japanese Society for Footcare and Japanese Society of Limb Salvage and Podiatric Medicine. He officially serves as an expert board for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA). He is also a member of the International NPWT.

Charles S. Craik  

Dr. Charles S. Craik currently serves as Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Director of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Group at UCSF.  He received his education and training at Allegheny College (BS), Columbia University (Ph.D.) and UCSF (Postdoctoral). Craik is internationally known for his work on proteolysis, both fundamental studies and the application of that knowledge to the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of human disease.  He is Phi Beta Kappa, named to the top 100 Innovators (Science Digest), and has served as a member of the Council of Experts, United States Pharmacopeia (USP).  He holds 10 U.S. patents and co-founded Catalyst Biosciences and Alaunus Biosciences.  He serves on several industry scientific advisory boards and is very active in pharmaceutical and biotechnology consulting.  He has published over 300 articles and serves as a reviewer for the NIH, NSF, Science, Nature, and PNAS.  Craik is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and has been awarded several prestigious lectureships including the Institute Medal Lecture, Academy of Sciences Prague.

Sigurður Guðmundsson

Sigurður Guðmundsson is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iceland. Graduated from the University of Iceland Medical School in 1975, postgraduate training in Iceland until 1978 and in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin CSC from 1978-1983.  On faculty there until 1985, then returned to Reykjavik as a consultant in internal medicine and infectious diseases.   PhD („The post antibiotic effect – from the test tube to the laboratory animal“) from University of Iceland in 1993. Docent and subsequently professor in internal medicine, dean of postgraduate medical education and co-chair of the Dept. of Biomedical Communication at the University Hospital until 1998. Medical Director of Health (Surgeon General) in Iceland from 1998 to 2008. Medical Advisor for the Icelandic International Development Agency in Malawi 2007. Dean of the School of Academic Health Sciences, University of Iceland from 2008 to 2012. Consultant in infectious Diseases and Professor of Internal Medicine, Landspitalinn University hospital and Faculty of Medicine, School of Academic Health Sciences, University of Iceland. Member of numerous committees and boards, reviewer for several journals, opponent at PhD and MS dissertations, etc. Received Best Teacher award, Teacher of the Year award several times and award for Best Research Contribution.  Main research interests include clinical infectious diseases and epidemiology, public health, the post antibiotic effect, animal models.

Scientific advisors in current projects

Sebastian Johnston

Sebastian is Professor of Respiratory Medicine Head, Airway Disease Infection Section National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College in London. Sebastian is a world leading virus researchers and physicians in upper respiratory infections.