As of Sep. 2013: Lecturer in Personalized Medicine

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich

  • Postgraduate Course “Clinical Development”

University of Heidelberg, Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Biotechnology

  • Lecture Series: “New drug research”

2008 – 2012 Novartis Pharma AG, Basel (CH)

Site Head, Oncology Biomarker & Clinical Imaging Basel

  • Established and led the Oncology Biomarker Group in Basel

Biomarker Program Leader

  • Developed project specific biomarker strategies for oncology development programs in early as well as full development phases within interdisciplinary matrix teams

Global Project Diagnostics Director, Novartis Molecular Diagnostics

  • Led an interdisciplinary, cross-sector matrix team to create a development plan and an economic analysis for the development of a molecular imaging agent as companion diagnostics

2005 – 2008 F. Hoffman-La Roche AG, Basel (CH)

Biomarker Experimental Medicine Leader (Herceptin®)

  • Global responsibility for all biomarker & companion diagnostics aspects of Herceptin®
  • Market access strategy for HER2 molecular diagnostics
  • Clinical strategy for HER2 molecular diagnostics for new indications
  • Strategy for the identification of further potentially predictive biomarkers with the aim to further improve patient selection

2003 – 2004 Zeptosens AG, Witterswil (CH)

Head of Marketing & Sales Europe 

  • Prepared the market entry of a microarray based protein profiling system (e.g. for biomarker analyses in preclinical and clinical development)

1999 – 2003 GeneScan Europe AG / BioChip Technologies GmbH, Freiburg (D)

Head of Strategic Marketing Diagnostics

  • Strategically aligned the portfolio

Project & Product Management Pharmacogenetics

  • Launched a microarray based pharmacogenetic profiling system (CYP450 polymorphisms)
  • Further development into an in-vitro diagnostic test

Product Management Molecular Diagnostics

  • Assessed conditions of the in-vitro diagnostics market

Academic Education & Activities

  • Studied pharmacy (University of Regensburg)
  • PhD thesis in molecular biology (University of Heidelberg)
  • Post Doctorate in molecular biology/immunology (University of Freiburg)


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