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Principal Scientist in Molecular Pharmacology & Inflammation with R&D experience in industry & academic settings. Recent accomplishments include multidisciplinary discovery & development of therapeutics for immunology & oncology involving translational genomics, cell engineering, high throughput screening & target validation. Specialties: Molecular Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, Genetic Engineering, Cell Engineering, Genomics, Infection, Inflammation, Immunology, Angiogenesis, Signal Transduction, Biomarker Development, Clinical Molecular Genetic Testing, Biologics Design and Expression, Drug Discovery, Leadership and Mentoring, International Fundraising and Patent Development.


Current Experience

  • Director, R&D
    Since January 2012
    Analysis of genetic association with diabetic nephropathy / Development of human 3D model for drug testing and target validation / Adipose stem cell engineering / Companion diagnostics and cell-based therapy for auto-immune Systemic Sclerosis / Multiplex proteomics and cytometry / In charge of ethics and quality assurance in clinical trials, publications, fund raising, hiring and communication with directory board

Past Experience

  • Marie Curie Principal Investigator and Faculty Member
    January 2008 --- January 2012
    Directed a team of postdocs and scientists in drug lead discovery / Implemented translational genomics, cell-based assays, system biology, compound screening / Accomplished a multidisciplinary drug lead discovery project within time and budget limits / Was awarded a patent for anti-inflammatory natural compounds / In charge of publications, funding, hiring and communication with directory board and legal authorities

  • Research Team Director
    January 2001 --- January 2008
    Supervised a team of scientists in molecular pharmacology / Implemented protein biochemistry, assay development, gene targeting and cell engineering / Was awarded a patent for anti-inflammatory gene products / development of diagnostics and therapeutics for various diseases, including gastritis, gastric cancer and diabetic nephropathy / In charge of publications, funding, hiring and communication with directory board / Development of enzyme assay and DNA purification systems for US biotech company / Establishment of stable cell lines for production of monoclonal antibodies for a German pharmaceutical and life sciences company


LinkedIn Assessment :
ResearchIndustry ResearchTranslational ResearchGenomicsLife SciencesBiotechnologymolecular biologyBiochemistryCell biologyCell SignalingGeneticsSignal TransductionMolecular PharmacologyInflammationImmunologyDrug DiscoverypharmacologyGastroenterologyInfectious diseasesFunctional GenomicsCancerCVDESRDDiabetesHTSCellCell CultureCell Based AssaysTranscriptionPCRGene Expression ProfilingIn VitroTranslationProtein ExpressionProtein PurificationGenotypingGrantsTeachingMentoringInternal CommunicationsStaff SupervisionBoard PresentationsLife Science IndustryRNA biologyRNAiRNAseqChromatin ImmunoprecipitationProtein chemistryProtein StructureProtein Design


  • Sc.D. in Molecular Pharmacology from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in 2005
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Technische Universitaet Braunschweig in 0
  • Master's degree in Biology from Technische Universitaet Braunschweig in 0

Area / Region

Aachen, Germany


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