Martina is a senior scientist with experience in cell biology techniques and genetic engineering approaches for adoptive therapy. Martina completed her master’s degree in medical genetics and molecular diagnostics at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, followed by a placement at the Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine department at the University of Liverpool. During this time, she focused on highly multiplexed detection of RNAs and proteins in single cells, using CYTOF mass cytometry.
In 2018, Martina joined the Research and Development team at Immetacyte Ltd, where she helped develop tumour infiltrating lymphocyte engineering platforms, which is advancing towards clinical application. In 2023, Martina joined Complex medicine’s team at Medicines Discovery Catapult, working on a novel high-throughput, automated workflow to screen lipid nanoparticle payloads and formulations, as well as enhanced in vitro methods to interrogate their biology in detail.