Episode 13 - CUTalks with Patrick Short

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Ep13 - Patrick Short

In this episode of CUTalks, Shreya and Thomas talk to Patrick Short, co-founder and CEO of Sano Genetics, which aims to connect people with research in personalised medicine. Patrick has a background in bioinformatics research, having completed a PhD in mathematical genomics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Listen to this episode for an insight into the personalised genomics industry, as well as the journey from PhD to founder and some important lessons learnt along the way.

This episode was sponsored by DesignSpark: design tools and resources for engineers to help make their ideas happen. The podcast was produced by Carl Homer, Cambridge TV.

Jump to the following topics:

  • Patrick’s background and Sano Genetics - 1:19

  • Personalised genetics - 3:39

  • Biggest challenges faced - 11:14

  • Part time vs full time founder - 12:40

  • Pivotal moments for the business - 16:43

  • Fundraising - 19:14

  • Dealing with competition - 23:06