Ásta Björk Jónsdóttir

Senior Scientist

Ásta Björk Jónsdóttir

Senior Scientist

Ásta Björk leads the cell pharmacology for PhoreMost’s spin-out company NeoPhore. 

Before the launching of NeoPhore she ran the screen validation of hits from the SITESEEKER® platform. She has been with PhoreMost as a Senior Scientist since April 2016. Ásta Björk is a biomedical scientist who joined the company after her post doc with Ashok Venkitaraman at the MRC Cancer Unit in Cambridge, where she focused on DNA double strand break repair, RNAi screening and high content imaging. 

Her main drive and motivation as a scientist is to make a difference, and by being a member of the NeoPhore team she truly believes that the success of the company to induce neoantigen creation and cancer immunity using small-molecule inhibitors targeting DNA mismatch repair in combination with other immunotherapy approaches will make a difference.