Our team

Our mission

Our goal is to make cultivated meat the affordable and sustainable choice, for everyone.

Multus is pioneering the design and production of the key ingredients required to accelerate the affordable scale-up of cellular agriculture. Our technology provides a truly sustainable alternative to today’s global dependence on traditional animal farming.

Our vision

We see Multus and our products as the foundation of the growing cellular agriculture sector.

With time, our work will enable the affordable at-scale production of real animal products – including meat, dairy, leather and more – using cells instead of animals.

When adopted, our technology will help reduce the carbon emissions, biodiversity loss and animal suffering across the globe.

Our team

We are a diverse team of innovators, techies, makers, go-getters and foodies. Our team is at the heart of the global sustainable protein transition, driven by desire to make cultivated 'animal' products a part of our everyday life.

Team members

Multus Biotechnology CEO Cai Linton
Cai Linton
CEO
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Multus Biotechnology CEO Cai Linton
Cai Linton
CEO

Cai Linton has an MEng in Molecular Bioengineering from Imperial College London and combines technical knowledge in tissue engineering & data science with management experience. While at Imperial College, Cai led projects in stem cell biology and growth media optimisation, and took courses in managerial economics and innovation management from the Imperial College Business School. Cai has also gained executive education in Inclusive Leadership from Diversily, Negotiation & Leadership from Harvard Law School and led Multus through numerous start-up programmes, including SOSV IndieBioNY, McKinsey Venture Academy and the EIT Food Accelerator Network.
His motivation to create a sustainable future using biotechnology led him to co-found Multus to shorten routes to market and maximise the positive impact of the cultivated meat industry.

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Reka Tron
COO
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Reka Tron
COO

Reka has a background in Biological Sciences specialising in Synthetic Biology from Imperial College London.  She is dedicated to making a positive impact in the world, which initially made her an active member of the Effective Altruism and Rationalist community, to explore where she can have the biggest leverage. Over the years she gained wide ranging experiences in operations from community building and as Head of European Operations at Circling Europe. During her studies she was fascinated by and explored around not only Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology but also Regenerative Medicine, and decided to combine these with her passion for impact and cofounded Multus to unlock the cultivated meat industry through targeting the critical bottleneck of growth media.

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Kevin Pan
CTO
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Kevin Pan
CTO

Kevin is a biochemist and an engineer with extensive experience in computer science, automation and biomedical regulations. He was trained as a biomedical engineer (Dipl.-HTL-Ing.) in Austria, during which he was also very active in a wide spectrum of domains such as data science, robotics and cyber defence.

With his interest in advancements of synthetic biology, he came to UK in 2018 to study Biochemistry at Imperial College London, while working for Dr. Reiko Tanaka’s group at Biological Control Systems Lab. His research focuses on extracting dynamical insights from high dimensional biological data, using various techniques such as deep learning, data-driven modelling and model controls.

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Dr Anirvan Guha
Head of Formulations
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Dr Anirvan Guha
Head of Formulations

Anirvan leads the Formulations Team in intelligent growth media design. His Master’s in Biomedical Engineering and Doctorate in Physics, alongside his extensive research experience in biophysics, provide the expertise necessary to optimise high-parameter growth media formulations across a wide range of performance metrics. Anirvan is now leveraging his research skills to improve the sustainability and reduce the environmental footprint of the world’s food supply.

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Dr George Taylor
Head of Ingredients
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Dr George Taylor
Head of Ingredients

George has over 10 years of industrial and academic experience from the biotechnology and synthetic biology sectors. He believes that we at Multus are working in a key area of research that is not only exciting but also essential in enabling the commercialisation of cultivated meat; a technology that is vital if we are to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. George leads the Ingredients Team in novel ingredient discovery and optimisation.

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Seong Hyun (Brandon) Ma
Research Scientist
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Seong Hyun (Brandon) Ma
Research Scientist

Brandon has a background in biochemistry at Imperial College London with a specialization in structural biology from working on structural elucidation of PRELI-TRIAP complex in Prof Steve Matthews Lab as well as extensive experience in protein biology. He is established the microbiological R&D within Multus and is currently focusing on using synthetic biology and expression engineering to drive down the cost of growth media.

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Dr Soraya Padilla Lopategui
Subgroup Lead - Formulations
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Dr Soraya Padilla Lopategui
Subgroup Lead - Formulations

Soraya has expertise in cell culture, specifically optimising growth conditions of different cell lines. She is passionate about working towards the development of new platforms to improve large-scale cell culture in order to help solving key challenges around the cultivated meat industry.

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Cristina Guzman-Moumtzis
Research Scientist
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Cristina Guzman-Moumtzis
Research Scientist

Cristina has expertise in biomedical engineering, specifically on improving cell growth through computational methods. She is passionate about solving problems in areas with large global impact. She believes that the possibilities of cultivated meat provide endless opportunities to help minimize disease and increase nutrient intake, something people living in impoverished regions need.

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Dr Morgane Valles
Research Scientist
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Dr Morgane Valles
Research Scientist

Morgane is a biochemist with over 7 years academic research experience in protein expression and characterisation. Having a long-standing interest in finding cost-effective and ethical solutions for offsetting the effects of human-induced climate change, she is passionate about Multus’ mission to realise the potential of the cultivated meat industry.

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Sandesh Meyler
Research Scientist
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Sandesh Meyler
Research Scientist

Sandesh is a cell biologist with experience in cell line engineering and developing a variety of cell-based assays. Guided by the principles of Effective Altruism, he believes cultivated meat holds the potential to put an end to harmful intensive animal agriculture.

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Dr Jake Bell
Research Scientist
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Dr Jake Bell
Research Scientist

Jake has expertise in small metabolite analysis and is interested in how metabolomics and lipidomics can be leveraged to improve cell culture media. He believes cellular agriculture and its associated technologies have massive potential to improve the sustainability of the global food supply chain.

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Julian Arjuna Bisten
Production Scientist
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Julian Arjuna Bisten
Production Scientist

Julian is a bioengineer with academic and industrial experience ranging from cell and protein biology to quality control and process optimisation. Aware of the global impact that the current meat industry has on complex issues such as climate change and the antibiotic resistance crisis, he is excited to work with Multus on making cultured meat a cost-effective and ethical alternative for everyone.

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Dr Nchimunya Nelisa Tebeka
Research Scientist
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Dr Nchimunya Nelisa Tebeka
Research Scientist

Nelisa is a molecular biologist with an extensive experience in various model organisms, especially cell lines manipulation for multiple research applications. Her general focus has been driven by evidence-based and impact-led work in solving real-world problems. She hopes to apply this philosophy at Multus in helping identify and innovate sustainable approaches to the cultivated meat industry.

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Dr Beatrice Philip
Research Scientist
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Dr Beatrice Philip
Research Scientist

Beatrice is a biomedical scientist with a background in biotechnology and extensive experience in cell culture. She is dedicated to leveraging her expertise in cell biology toward the production of cell lines and evaluating their growth on serum-free formulations, consequently minimizing the devastating effects of livestock farming for a greener future.

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Advisors

Prof. Michael Butler
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Prof. Michael Butler

Michael Butler is a Principal Investigator at the National Institute of Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT), Adjunct Full Professor in University College Dublin as well as and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Manitoba, Canada. He holds degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the Universities of Birmingham, London (UK) and Waterloo (Canada). After a period of several years as Principal Lecturer in Biotechnology at Manchester Metropolitan University Prof. Butler was appointed as Professor and NSERC/Apotex Industrial Research Chair in Fermentation Technology in the Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba.

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Matt Tom
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Matt Tom

In his role as an independent technical consultant, Matt Tom focuses on engineering design and implementation—integration, testing, and validation, as well as scale-up and manufacturing—in the food and beverage industry. With experience from post-harvest to marketplace and full-life cycle testing, he specializes in new product development and commercialization, especially in the food technology space where he integrates the sciences with digital technologies to drastically reduce time to market.Matt has been involved with bringing tasty and innovative plant-based foods to the market that are healthier and more sustainable than their non-plant-based counterparts. He’s done government research at USDA's Agricultural Research Service, collaborating with companies like PepsiCo, General Mills, Clorox, and P&G, and more recently at Silicon Valley food tech startups such as Impossible Foods, Kite Hill, Hampton Creek, and Ripple Foods. Well-versed in usability, six sigma (both process improvement and design), lean, GMP, GLP, and HACCP, he serves as a subject matter expert in food technology and food processing, both in technical due diligence efforts and as a technical advisor to early-stage startups.

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Dr Frank Klemens
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Dr Frank Klemens

Former Managing Director of DuPont Ventures and the Director of Licensing who oversaw all aspects of sourcing, analysing and executing strategic equity investments for DuPont’s businesses. As the Licensing Director, he collaborated with DuPont businesses to in-license or out-license technology. As the Venture liaison he generated collaborative technology investment options to create new business opportunities. His areas of investment and licensing include biotech, food ingredients, food safety, nutrition, electronic, IoT, machine learning, and advanced materials. Frank is now a Managing Director at Big Idea Ventures.

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Prof. Molly Stevens FRS FREng
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Prof. Molly Stevens FRS FREng

Prof. Molly Stevens FRS FREng - After postdoctoral research at MIT, in 2004 Molly joined Imperial College London as a lecturer and was promoted to Professor in 2008 making her one of the youngest Professors ever in the history of the institution. She is Fellow of 7 societies including the Royal Society and Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering (USA).Professor Stevens’ multidisciplinary research has been recognised by over 30 major prizes and balances the investigation of fundamental science with the development of technology to address some of the major healthcare challenges. Her work has been instrumental in elucidating the bio-material interfaces. She has contributed a broad portfolio of biomaterials for applications in disease diagnostics and regenerative medicine. She holds numerous leadership positions including Director of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform ’Smart Acellular Materials’ Hub.

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Jonathan Lydiard-Wilson
Jonathan Lydiard-Wilson
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Jonathan Lydiard-Wilson

Jonathan (Jo) is a senior independent advisor helping organisations delivery solutions and new business models within the ESG / Impact area focused on Alternative Protein (Plant and Cell Based Meats), the Blue Economy and the Energy Transition across strategy, innovation, operating models to the raising of capital. He is an entrepreneur (with a track record from ideation, M&A to generating strategic value), been a Consultant (previously a Partner at Accenture) and held various NED roles working across the private and public sector. Jo is also passionate about the environment and supporting the development of new business models to protect our oceans and land. This includes setting up a warm water, indoor, shrimp farm in the UK (hormone and anti-biotic free) to reduced mangrove swamp destruction and helping to develop a new digitally native food ecosystem that will deliver provenance and traceability across the supply chain for the production of nutritional food working in harmony with nature.

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