Subsidies & Funding

We empower medical innovation

Project Management

We manage research & innovation projects

Business Strategy

We support successful commercialisation

Ketharini Senthilkumar, PhD Consultant

Ketharini Senthilkumar started her career in biology at Anna University at India with a Bachelor's in Industrial Biotechnology. After following a course in neuroscience, her interest in brain got piqued, so she decided to embark on a research masters in Neuroscience at Utrecht University. She got hands-on training in neuroscience through research internships. The first was at UMC Utrecht where she explored the role of micro RNAs in epilepsy and second at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland that allowed her to delve deeper into the disease. With combined knowledge from her internships, she continued her research path on molecular epilepsy as a PhD candidate at the labs of Pasterkamp and Elly Hol at UMC Utrecht. It was during her PhD that Ketharini realized that she wished to bring scientific and fundamental research closer and tangible to the society. In ttopstart, she envisions to help realize innovative, scientific ideas that would benefit the society.  


Ketharini Senthilkumar, PhD