Nxera Team


Our management team, board and scientific advisory board have vast experience in the global pharma industry and provide a wealth of expertise.

Dr. Serena Scollen

Serena is the Head of Human Genomics and Translational Data at ELIXIR, in the European infrastructure for bioinformatics and life-science data, based in Hinxton, UK. Serena is a member of the ELIXIR leadership team. She develops and implements a programme to construct and operate a sustainable genomics data infrastructure (to facilitate discoverability, access and analysis of data) to support life science research and its translation to medicine. As part of this, she leads multiple large consortia across Europe (grants totalling >50M Euros). 

Prior to joining ELIXIR, she was a Director within the Human Genetics and Computational Biomedicine group at Pfizer. In this role, she led and implemented a genetic and precision medicine strategy to support drug target selection and clinical programmes for the Pain and Sensory Disorders Research Unit. She was also a member of the ABPI Stratified Medicine Working Group. Earlier in her career, she worked within the Toxicogenomics group at GlaxoSmithKline. She gained postdoctoral experience at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, with a focus on the genetic susceptibility to disease.