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Bioprocess Innovation Leaders Summit Speakers

Felix Oehme

VP, Head of Biological Development

Bayer AG, Pharmaceuticals

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.

Ronan O’Kennedy

Director

ROK Bioconsulting

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

Ferran Sánchez

Market Development Manager

SCIEX, CE EMEAI

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

Justyna Adamczyk

Cell Culture Plant MS&T Manager

Polpharma Biologics S.A.

MSc in Biotechnology at Technical University of Lodz; 8 years of practical and theoretical experience in manufacturing of sterile and low bioburden monoclonal antibodies.

Samet Yildirim

Head of Global Technology & Innovation Management

Boehringer Ingelheim

Samet is the Head of Global Technology & Innovation Management in the Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharma Business Unit.

Judy Chou

SVP and Global Head of Biotech

Bayer Pharmaceuticals​

Experienced Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical

Zorica Dragic

Unit Head Cell Line Screening and Development

Novartis

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

Jesse McCool

Chief Technology Officer

Cytovance Biologics ​

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

Thomas Maischberger

Project Development

ZETA GmbH

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

Merck Sharp & Dohme

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

Timothy Gardner

CEO and Founder

Riffyn

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.

Sune Klint Andersen

Principal Scientist, Particle Engineering

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

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

Stephen Lock

Marketing and Market Development Manager

SCIEX, CE EMEAI

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

Polpharma Biologics S.A.

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

Uwe Gottschalk

CSO

Lonza

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

Dorothee Ambrosius

Head of Biologicals Strategy

Boehringer Ingelheim

Dorothee joined the leadership team of Boehringer Ingelheim

Ralph Daumke

Market Manager LifeScience

FILTROX

Academic Studies: University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Biotechnology

Manuel J. T. Carrondo

Vice President

iBET

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

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

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

Marc Pompiati

Principal Scientist

Roche

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

Christoph Herwig

Head of Research Division Biochemical Engineering

TU Wien

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.

Michael Sokolov

Co-founder, COO

Datahow

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

Ingenza Ltd

Leonardo Magneschi obtained a Ph.D. in Plant and Microbial Biotechnology. After his Ph.D. he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship to investigate biofuel production in algae.

Sebastian HANS

Head of High Throughput Bioprocess Development

TU Berlin | Bioprocess Engineering

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

Jens Vogel

President & CEO BI Fremont

Boehringer Ingelheim

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

Louis Boon

Chief Scientific Officer

Bioceros

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

Jonathan Cartoux

Field Application Engineer Life Sciences EMEA

Entegris

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

Mark Lies

Senior Global Product Manager

SCIEX

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

Valentina C. Ciccarone

Director, Gene Expression Strategies

MacroGenics, Inc.

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).

Bioprocess Innovation Leaders Summit Past Speakers