Charlotte Casebourne


Charlotte Casebourne

I believe in a world in which everyone has access to the healthcare that they need to thrive. After my dreams of being a doctor crumbled, I became curious about how our bodies work – specifically how we can use what we know to improve our ability to heal when things go wrong.

Whilst studying biomedical science at University, I worked in cancer wards in our local hospital; this quickly became my area of focus. I wanted to understand how new cancer therapies are developed – how they work, where they work, and also where our current medicines are not good enough.

Charlotte Casebourne outdoors

An entrepreneur through-and-through, I love working to solve hard problems with smart people, and a toolbox of cutting-edge science and technology. I am now the Co-Founder and CEO of a biotechnology company – Theolytics – harnessing viruses to combat cancer. I also sit on the Board of the UK Biotechnology Industry, representing and supporting the sector as a whole to influence government policy and better connect our community.

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I love being a scientist because...

I get to learn every day, and work with smart people on a problem I care about

The most awesome thing I have done so far is...

Worked with a team of scientists to find cancer-killing viruses

My heroes are...

Michelle Obama

Advice I would give my 7 year old self...

It’s ok to not know what you want to be when you grow up.

At primary school my favourite thing to do was...

Write in my diary

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