Dr Imogen Wright

Imogen Wright is a software developer, startup founder and recovering theoretical physicist. She has a PhD in bioinformatics from the University of the Western Cape, and co-founded the company Hyrax Biosciences, which uses machine learning and web services to enable low-cost drug resistance testing for HIV, TB and other infectious diseases.

Wright was selected as the 2016 runner-up at the Innovation Prize for Africa awards for Exatype, Hyrax Bioscience's flagship drug resistance testing product.