Day 1 // 26th February 2020


Prof. Dr. Bertolt Meyer
Professorship of Organizational- and Economic Psycholgy at the TU Chemnitz

Prof. Dr. Bertolt Meyer has been Professor of Organizational and Economic Psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology since 2014. He is also Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. His research focuses on health at work and the social impact of digitization. For example, a recent study shows that bionic technology can even change our societal view of disability. Meyer and his research have received widespread media coverage, including in the award-winning documentary "Homo Digitalis" (arte / BR, 2017). Meyer is a part-time brand ambassador for the manufacturer of his bionic hand.

PANEL Cell and immune therapy

Dr. Andreas Eberle

Dr. Andreas Eberle serves as VP Head of Global Manufacturing, bringing with him broad experience in the pharmaceutical industry with regard to planning and implementation of pharmaceutical facilities, aseptic processing and leadership of commercial pharmaceutical facilities around the whole supply chain. With over 21 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, such as qualification, validation, engineering, process development, process optimization, and management of large production units, he ensures that Manufacturing department is the heart of CO.DON. Dr. Eberle previously worked for IDT Biologika GmbH, ratiopharm (Merckle GmbH), Johnson & Johnson, Aventis Behring and LSMW GmbH.

PANEL Chemistry and biosystems technology

PD Dr. Christian Growitsch
Director Center for Economics of Materials CEM and deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of materials and Systems IMWS

Christian Growitsch advises industry and politics on techno-economic issues concerning the transformation towards a sustainable industrial society. He is research fellow at the Energy Policy Research Group an der University of Cambridge, the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI) and visiting scholar at the University of Hamburg. Since 2017 Christian Growitsch has been teaching economics at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.


Prof. em. Dr. Hannelore Daniel

Hannelore Daniel held the position of a Chair of Physiology of Human Nutrition at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. Her main research interests are control mechanisms in mammalian metabolism; studied in model organisms and humans by using a diversity of cell and molecular techniques and metabolomics for more comprehensive and better phenotyping. Some of the research relates directly to approaches for personalised nutrition. Hannelore is a nutrition expert by training and worked in Germany, UK and USA. She is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences and an advisor for national and international funding agencies, research centers and the EU commission. Hannelore Daniel has published around 450 scientific papers and reviews and and received numerous scientific awards including the "Pro meritis-Award" and the Silver medal of the State of Bavaria.

Day 2 // 27th February 2020


Dr. Peter Mandry
B. Braun Avitum Saxonia GmbH

Dr. Peter Mandry works as Plant Manager and Head of Innovation at B. Braun Avitum Saxonia GmbH. In his career he was Managing Director, Head of Marketing, R&D and Production Departments in several companies of the Fresenius and B. Braun groups. He is inventor of many medical products. He received the German Innovation Price for Medical Engineering. Besides the development and marketing of therapies Mandry is committed to increase patient safety in hospitals. Besides classic and digital safety product approaches, Mandry campaigns with lectures, science slams and publications.

PANEL Imaging and evaluation

Dr. Andrei Tchernook
JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH

Dr. Andrei Tchernook is head of the R&D department Bioimaging Solutions at Jenoptik's SBU Biophotonics. Among other things, he is responsible for the development of the miniaturised digital imaging platform JENOPTIK SYIONS. With his many years of experience in micro- and nanoscopic imaging as well as in medical technology, he continues to work as a visionary, organizer and networker. One motivation is to close the technological gap between biological and biochemical objects and high-quality data for today's and future generations of intelligent analytical and medical devices.

PANEL e-health

Jared Sebhatu
smart Helios GmbH

Jared Sebhatu is heading the business development of the Smart Helios GmbH, a technology spin-out of the Fresenius Group. He is responsible for developing the business model and liaising with strategic partners. Having worked for numerous international companies, Jared is an expert in the healthcare market and has extensive experience in the digital health and medical technology innovation process. He is currently mentoring various companies in strategy, technology, and innovation management.

PANEL Diagnostics

Dr. Kerstin Stangier
GENEWIZ Germany GmbH/Brooks Life Science

Dr. Kerstin Stangier is Senior Director of GENEWIZ Germany GmbH. Before she started building the European headquarters of GENEWIZ in 2017, she worked for GATC Biotech for 15 years. In addition to her many years of experience in marketing and sales, she also has extensive expertise in the areas of production and laboratory management. Since 2012, Dr. Stangier has also been a member of the board of the national industry association IWBio.