Øystein Rekdal, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO 

Dr. Øystein Rekdal is the co-founder and CEO of Lytix Biopharma, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing oncolytic peptides with the potential to personalize immunotherapy. Øystein has an extensive research background in tumor immunology and oncolytic peptides. His personal connection to cancer lies in his grandfather who was diagnosed and operated on for a solid cancer in his stomach. Øystein received his PhD from UiT – The Arctic University of Norway in cytokines and tumor immunology. After his PhD, Øystein was trained in Peptide synthesis technologies at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, in Strasbourg and followed a course at Harvard Medical School, Boston termed, “Tumor Microcirculation, Angiogenesis and Metastasis” His postdoctoral work furthered research on oncolytic peptides and their abilities to induce potent tumor specific immune responses. Øystein has a visiting professor position at UiT, where he teaches about innovation in biomedicine. He has also completed a Norwegian leadership development program called “Leadership in front