Prof. Dr. Ralf Wagner, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauß-Allee 11, 93053 Regensburg, Germany, Prof. Wagner was co-founder, CEO and CSO of GENEART AG which in April 2010 was acquired by Life Technologies which in February 2014 turned into Thermo Fisher Scientific. He holds a degree from U of Munich and was granted his PhD in 1992 by Max-von-Pettenkofer Institute in Molecular Virology.
Dr. Manfred Baier is an experienced General Manager of Roche's Life Science Business. He has a deep knowledge of the global diagnostics and life sciences sector. He is well-versed in M&A mechanics and strategic operations on an international level. While at Roche he led the Real Time PCR revolution.
Dr. Martin Schnee is biotechnology expert combining expertise in science and finances. Since 2010 he is director and partner at Breslin AG (Zurich, Switzerland) and in charge of transactions in Life Sciences (financing/business development, secondaries, technology scouting). In parallel he is co-operation partner with Fairesearch (Kronberg, Germany) since 2006 providing white label research services and is running since 2002 his own company SchneeResearch (Maintal, Germany) as a bank-independent research provider with broad coverage of European chemical, pharma, biotech and medtech companies as well as renewable energy companies.