Born to two doctors in Sarajevo, in what soon became a war-torn country, Nina grew up in the Czech Republic and has always been enthusiastic about helping others. In her school years, she started by organizing charity clothes donations with her friends, continued by working with SOS Children’s villages from the former Yugoslav countries and Luxembourg.
Nina graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2014 in Social Policy / International Development departments and in her final thesis she focused on Reproductive Health in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During her studies she worked as a trainee at HIV office of UNICEF in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in New York and after graduation she’s worked for European Commission in Health Determinants Unit of DG Santé (example of her work on EU Alcohol and Health Forum here). Together with help of her team, Nina aspires to have a positive impact on society through Sifty by combining what she considers most important: health and education.
Michaela is a graduate of the Open Gate School and a scholarship holder of the Bakala Foundation. Michaela is one of the founders of the project Open Science, a scientific magazine lead by high school students. In September, Michaela is going to start her Bachelor’s degree in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen and in the future, she would like to focus on the interconnection of artificial intelligence and medicine.
Klára works at the EU department of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. She focuses on the topics linked to policy and further steps in health both on the national and the EU level. She’s responsible for accuracy of information about each member state’s presidency strategies and plans in public health and healthcare.
Eliška is currently finishing her BA European Politics at King’s College London in Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy. Although Eliška’s main interest has always been in politics as such she has gradually started to focus on the military aspect of politics. Throughout her degree she has gained an experience in working for Transparency International Czech Republic and since July 2016 she has been involved in an educational programme NATO Virtual Academy.
Karolína is twenty years old and is currently a first-year student of Japanese at Oxford Brookes University. She is a proud member of university’s weightlifting club and in her free time she does Crossfit. Nutrition has become one of her biggest passions as she started being more active and aware of my body. As such she’s the one responsible for nutrition at Sifty. She loves diving into books, listening to music and traveling.
Markéta graduated from Theoretical Computer Science at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (an experience she still cherish). Subsequently, she moved to study doctorate at the University of Oxford, pursuing interdisciplinary approach to biology and medicine, building on her computer scientists’ base of skills and thinking. Currently, Markéta researches cancer and epigenomics via bioinformatic methods and analysis of Big Data (like really big, not just a buzzword-big).
Jakub graduated from Theoretical Computer Science at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (an experience he still cherish). Subsequently, he moved to study doctorate at the University of Oxford, pursuing interdisciplinary approach to biology and medicine, building on their computer scientists’ base of skills and thinking.
Jakub researches cardiac arrhythmia formation and general cardiac physiology using a combination of experimental and simulation approaches. They most enjoy coding/writing together (especially around midnight), accompanied by puerh tea and heavy beat of music.