Personalize My Medicine

Helping you make the most of medical innovation ™


Dr Sharmila Bakshi is the Founder of Personalize My Medicine. She has a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester, a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and a GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) from BPP Law School, London.

For her PhD studies on the molecular genetics of Neisseria meningitidis, a bacterium that can cause meningitis and septicaemia, Sharmila studied a set of seven genes of the bacterium and investigated the protein encoded by one of these genes as a potential vaccine candidate.

Following her PhD, Sharmila took up a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship at Sanofipasteur in Lyon, France, where she carried out a research project to analyze the genomes of a set of Neisseria meningitidis strains using DNA microarrays.

Sharmila next travelled to Vienna, Austria, to take up a position as a Scientist at the biotechnology company, Intercell (now Valneva), where she was the project leader of several different vaccine projects within the Molecular Microbiology department. After three years at Intercell, she decided to return to London, to take up the position of Project Manager of the Malaria Vectored Vaccines Consortium (MVVC), a consortium of eight partners including the University of Oxford and four academic institutions at sites in East and West Africa. The aim of the project was to trial a malaria vaccine candidate developed by the University of Oxford.

Sharmila has also worked as a consultant to biotechnology companies. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, writing, and being in nature.


Would you like to be part of our exciting new projects aimed at advancing medical innovation? Whether you are a student, researcher, medical professional, or innovator, we are interested in hearing from you! Get in touch via our Contact page.

We are seeking volunteers with a strong background in Life Sciences and/or Medicine, a demonstrable interest in medical innovation and healthcare, and experience with social media platforms.

If this describes you, please get in touch via our Contact page.

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Our Sponsors & Partners

Eleanor Sansbury

Bioscience Entrepreneurship student

Eleanor is an MSc Bioscience Entrepreneurship student at University College London (UCL)

Shannon Hylton

BSc Biomedical Science graduate

Shannon Hylton is a professional athlete and a Biomedical Science graduate

Aaron Logsdon

Aaron Logsdon

BSc Biochemistry student

Aaron Logsdon is a 3rd year BSc Biochemistry student at Imperial College London


Seema Bachoo

Cancer Sciences Masters student

Seema Bachoo is currently studying for an MRes in Cancer Sciences at the University of Birmingham

Sonya Sander

BSc Biomedical Sciences graduate

Sonya Sander is a second year BSc Natural Science student at Loughborough University

Zoulikha Belblidia

MRes Oncology graduate

Zoulikha Belblidia recently graduated from the University of Oxford with an MRes in Oncology


Lovisa Lindquist

Applied Medical Sciences student

Lovisa Lindquist is a second year BSc Biochemistry student at Imperial College London


Celeste Cohen

Biological Sciences student

Celeste Cohen is studying for an MSci in Biological Sciences, specializing in Human Genetics, at University College London (UCL)

Isabel Levy

BSc Biomedical Sciences graduate

Isabel Levy recently graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences


Sophya Yeoh

Medical Biosciences student

Sophya Yeoh is a second year BSc Medical Biosciences student at Imperial College London

Alessandro Troiani

Medical Student

Alessandro Troiani is a 3rd year medical student at Imperial College London


Danielle Wills

Biomedical Science graduate

Danielle Wills recently graduated from the University of Westminster with a Masters degree in Biomedical Science (Immunology)

Andrews Addy Asante

MPhil Therapeutic Science graduate

Andrews Addy Asante recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MPhil in Therapeutic Science


Minahil Sharjeel

BSc Biomedical Sciences student

Minahil Sharjeel is a 3rd year Biomedical Sciences student at King´s College London