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

Nadiyah Syed

Medical student

Nadiyah Syed is a 4th year medical student at Kings College London

Julia Orbons

MSc Molecular & Cellular Life Sciences graduate

Julia is a graduate of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where she obtained a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and an MSc in Molecular Cellular Life Sciences

Eleanor Doherty

BSc Neuroscience with Psychology student

Eleanor Doherty is a 3rd year BSc Neuroscience with Psychology student at the University of Aberdeen

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Minahil Sharjeel

BSc Biomedical Sciences student

Minahil Sharjeel has just graduated with a 1st class BSc in Biomedical Sciences from King´s College London

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Xuanqi Song

BSc Molecular & Cellular Biology student

Xuanqi Song is a 2nd year BSc Cellular & Molecular Biology student at the University of Glasgow

Tala Elremmash

Medical student

Tala has a BSc in Cellular & Molecular Medicine from the University of Bristol and is currently a second year medical student at Istinye University in Istanbul, Turkey

Zoulikha Belblidia

Clinical Trial Administrator

Zoulikha Belblidia recently graduated from the University of Oxford with an MRes in Oncology and is currently a Clinical Trial Administrator

Rithika Ganesh

BSc Biomedical Sciences student

Rithika is a 2nd year BSc Biomedical Sciences student at Queen Mary University of London


Seema Bachoo

Cancer Sciences Masters student

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

Lovisa Lindquist

BSc Biochemistry student

Lovisa Lindquist has just graduated from Imperial College London with a BSc in Biochemistry

Isabela Garcia Pleijlar

MSc Cardiovascular Science student

Isabela Garcia Pleijlar has just graduated from Queen Mary University London with a 1st class BSc in Biomedical Sciences

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Matt Archer


Matt is a practicing clinician and currently also acts as the Clinical Director for an AI medical start-up

Abirami Prabhakaran

BSc Biomedical Science

Abirami is a 2nd year BSc Biomedical Science student at Queen Mary University of London

Olivia Crossley

MSc Advanced Cell & Gene Therapies student

Olivia is currently studying for an MSc in Advanced Cell & Gene Therapies at the University of Sheffield


Eleanor Lambert

PhD in Immunology & Immunotherapy student

Eleanor Lambert is currently studying for a PhD in Immunology & Immunotherapy at the University of Birmingham