Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi holds a PhD in nanotechnology and molecular biology, she is a TED-speaker, a multiple award winner, a renowned fiction writer, an Assistant Professor at Roskilde University in Denmark, and the founder of the high-tech company PreDiagnose, where she has created next-generation diagnostics for early bacterial detection. She’s an expert in developing micro- and nanosensors for the detection of cellular molecules and microorganisms. She founded PreDiagnose to transform her research into a concrete benefit for users.
As a result of her research and academic track, Alatraktchi has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Lundbeck Foundation Talent Prize for outstanding research talents in medicine and health, the PhD thesis of the year award by the Technical University of Denmark and she was appointed as one of the five best PhDs in Denmark across scientific disciplines by the Danish PhD Cup Panel in 2019. Forbes business magazine has listed her as one of the 30 most influential people under 30 in Europe within science and health 2019 and lately she has been nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the life science category by EY, the world’s most renowned entrepreneur competition. Her TED talk had 1.3+ million viewers within the first three months of its release.