Nethaji Gallage

CEO and co-founder, Octarine

Nethaji is the CEO and co-founder of Octarine, Copenhagen based, biotech company. Octarine’s mission is to harness synthetic biology to develop functionally superior cannabinoid and psilocybin derivatives improving the health and well-being of people worldwide.

Previously, Nethaji was a research group leader at University of Copenhagen. She obtained her PhD in Biochemistry and has a track record of several high impact publications and patents within the field of synthetic biology. Nethaji has previously led research on biosynthetic production of vanillin flavour from idea to commercialization with industrial partners.

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