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Bioprocess Innovation Leaders Summit Speakers

Felix Oehme

VP, Head of Biological Development

Felix Oehme received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Munich. He joined Bayer in 1999 and worked as a Head of Laboratory in cardiovascular and biologics research.

Bayer AG, Pharmaceuticals

Ronan O’Kennedy


Dr O’Kennedy has over twenty years of experience in the biopharmaceutical sector having worked for large biopharmaceutical companies, CMOs and in academia.

ROK Bioconsulting

Ferran Sánchez

Market Development Manager

Experienced Market Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology industry.


Justyna Adamczyk

Cell Culture Plant MS&T Manager

MSc in Biotechnology at Technical University of Lodz; 8 years of practical and theoretical experience in manufacturing of sterile and low bioburden monoclonal antibodies including process transfers and scale-up.

Polpharma Biologics S.A.

Uwe Gottschalk


Uwe Gottschalk is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Lonza Pharma/Biotech since June 2014.


Dorothee Ambrosius

Head of Biologicals Strategy

Dorothee joined the leadership team of Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim

Stefan Schmidt

Chief Scientific Officer

As CSO he is directing the department of Bioprocess Technology & Innovation focusing on identifying and implementing new manufacturing approaches and methods.


Andre ten Haaf

Scientist Custom Antibodies

I am working as a scientist for Bio-Rad since June 2016.

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Ralph Daumke

Market Manager LifeScience

Academic Studies: University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Biotechnology


Carsten Voss​

Process Chromatography Application Manager

Carsten Voss is the Process Chromatography Applications Manager for customer support and chromatography method development at Bio-Rad Laboratories in Munich, Germany.

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Jesse McCool

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Jesse McCool has over 17 years’ experience in microbial process development, characterization and technology transfer.

Cytovance Biologics ​

Moritz von Stosch

Senior Manager

Moritz von Stosch leads the Process Systems Biology and Engineering Center of Excellence of Technical R&D, GSK Biologicals, Belgium.


Mark Lies

Senior Global Product Manager

Mark Lies is a Global Senior product Manager for Capillary Electrophoresis (CE).


Valentina C. Ciccarone

Director, Gene Expression Strategies

Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Fordham University and Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.Director and Principal Scientist at MacroGenics, Inc. (2002- present).

MacroGenics, Inc.

Marc Pompiati

Principal Scientist

Marc Pompiati has over 19 years of experience in biotechnology process development, tech transfer and technology development.


Timothy Gardner

CEO and Founder

Timothy Gardner is the Founder and the CEO of Riffyn – a cloud and scientific services company that has produced the world’s first scientific process data system for global biopharmaceutical and biotechnology development organizations.


Sune Klint Andersen

Principal Scientist, Particle Engineering

Main interests and professional experience include development of drying processes for biopharmaceuticals, small and large molecules, drug substance and product, excipients, scale-up.

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

Stephen Lock

Marketing and Market Development Manager

Dr. Stephen Lock obtained his PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University College of Swansea in 1993 and is a chartered chemist and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Dawid Suwała

Head of Cell Culture Plant

MSc Biotechnology background gained at University of Silesia in Katowice and Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center in Gliwice, Poland.

Polpharma Biologics S.A.

Jens Vogel

President & CEO BI Fremont

Jens H. Vogel, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont Inc. Jens

Boehringer Ingelheim

Louis Boon

Chief Scientific Officer

Louis Boon received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam.


Zorica Dragic

Unit Head Cell Line Screening and Development

Zorica Dragic Arunasalam leads Cell Line Development team in Novartis Biologics Center


John Bonham-Carter


John Bonham-Carter is the Director of Upstream Sales at Repligen.


Regina Roemling

Marketing Manager

Regina Römling is Senior Marketing Manager at Tosoh Bioscience GmbH

Tosoh Bioscience GmbH

Jonathan Cartoux

Field Application Engineer Life Sciences EMEA

Mr. Cartoux joined Entegris in January 2018 as an Application engineering team.


Alain Bernard

Head of Biotech Process Development

Dr. Alain has over 30 years of experience in biotechnology process development, tech transfer, technology development and integration into process flows, including production of clinical and commercial GMP products.


Lenneke de Winter

Sr. Scientist USP

Dr. de Winter received her Ph.D. in Bioprocess Engineering at Wageningen University.


Thomas Maischberger

Process Engineer & Project Developer

Thomas Maischberger is a Process Engineer at ZETA GmbH (Austria) and has experience in industrial microbiology, enzyme technology, and bioprocess optimisation.


Paolo Avalle

Associate Principal Scientist

Paolo Avalle is and Associate Principal Scientist working for Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) in Switzerland.

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Christoph Herwig

Head of Research Division Biochemical Engineering

Christoph Herwig, bioprocess engineer from RWTH Aachen, worked in industry in the design and commissioning of large chemical facilities prior to enter his interdisciplinary PhD studies at EPFL, Switzerland in bioprocess identification.

TU Wien

Michael Sokolov

Co-founder, COO

Dr. Michael Sokolov is a chemical engineer by training and a Scientist at ETH Zurich, where he also holds a Lecturer position for statistics for chemical engineers.


Leonardo Magneschi

Section Head Molecular Biology

Leonardo Magneschi obtained a Ph.D. in Plant and Microbial Biotechnology from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy in 2011. After his Ph.D. he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship to investigate biofuel production in algae (2011-2014).

Ingenza Ltd

Sebastian HANS

Head of High Throughput Bioprocess Development

Sebastian Hans leads the High Throughput Bioprocess Development Group at the Department of Bioprocess Engineering at the TU Berlin since 2019.

TU Berlin | Bioprocess Engineering

Judy Chou

SVP and Global Head of Biotech

Experienced Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical

Bayer Pharmaceuticals​

Jan Kyhse-Andersen


Jan Kyhse-Andersen is inventor of the DAP technology and founder of CHRETO.


Eugenio Filippi

Head of Manufacturing Purification

Prior to joining Baxter as Molecular Biology Manager in 2010

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

Hans J Johansson

Application Manager

Hans Johansson has over 30 years of experience in the biotech business


Eric Abellan​

Chief Technology Officer - Innovation and Analytics

Product Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology industry and a passion for Life Sciences.

Infors HT

Christa Short

Associate Director

Christa Short has 17 years of industry experience in mammalian cell culture and bioreactor process development


Kumar Dhanasekharan

Head of Biologics Development

Dr. Dhanasekharan is Head of Biologics Development at Amicus Therapeutics responsible for development and scale-up of biologics of early and late phase programs.

Amicus Therapeutics

Manuel J. T. Carrondo

Vice President

Full Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Univ. Nova de Lisboa (1995-presently jubilated).


Rutger Douma

Senior Manager Operations Bioprocessing Technology

Rutger Douma holds an MSc from Wageningen University in Bioprocess Technology and obtained his PhD at Delft University of Technology on penicillin fermentations.

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Rajiv Panwar

Principal Scientist / Group leader / Associate Director

Magenta Therapeutics