Dr Danyal Akarca is a Research Fellow at Medicalchain. By training, he is a Neuroscientist and Medical Doctor, graduating from Cambridge University and Southampton University in 2017 and 2019 respectively. With his academic background in both neurosurgery and the application of advanced machine learning methods to characterise neuropsychiatric diseases, Dr Akarca has been drawn to the potential of distributed computing approaches to remove barriers for patients accessing their health information. At Medicalchain, Dr Akarca’s focus is on bridging the gap between high-level technological innovations within healthcare blockchain applications and clinical environments – to improve data subject rights and the overall use of health data in practice. This year, Dr Akarca is pursuing a PhD in Computational Neuroscience & Artificial Intelligence at Pembroke College, Cambridge University.