This year, a broad variety of speakers will present their career paths in the 12th Career Fair. Here you can discover a little bit about each of them. 

Marie-Laure Yaspo

Marie-Laure Yaspo heads an independent research group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. She is also one of the founders and Chief Scientific Officer of Alacris Theranostics, a Berlin based company founded in 2008.  Alacris Theranostics works towards developing novel approaches in precision medicine with long-standing expertise in interdisciplinary approaches, combining sequencing technologies, large-scale operations, advanced computing, high dimensional data analytics and bioinformatics systems.

Ben Glick

Ben Glick is a Professor of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago. He is also a Founder and a President of GSL Biotech LLC, the company behind SnapGene, a popular cloning software. He is a great example of how a scientist can create something to aid other scientists work all over the world.

Daisy Robinton

Daisy Robinton is the epitome of a versatile scientist. She is a co-founder of Weird and Wonderful, a production company aimed at fusing the arts and science to bring an entertaining look at discovery. Her scientific work looks at the promise of stem cell research as well as a deep dive into the mechanisms underlying liver cancer. A true beauty with brains, she is also a fitness and lifestyle model.  

Stephanie Boue

Stephanie Boue currently works at the Biological Systems Research, Philip Morris International (PMI). She is representing sbv IMPROVER, which stands for Systems Biology Verification combined with Industrial Methodology for Process Verification in Research. It constitutes crowdsourcing approaches to provide a measure of quality control of industrial research and development. The sbv IMPROVER approach was initially developed by PMI and IBM Research in 2011-2013 and is now a collaborative effort led and funded by PMI Research and Development.

Adrian Schomburg

How to become CTO of a leading pharmacy company? Meet Adrian Schomburg CTO of Proteros biostructures GmbH. Proteros founded in 1999 is an innovative research oriented company with the main focus on the structure-accelerated lead discovery. Adrian will talk about transforming his passion for epigenetics and protein science into the successful research career in pharmacy industry.

David Giltner

How do you transition from a scientific breakthrough to a finished product? With over two decades of experience working in the private sector, Dr. David Giltner, Founder of TurningScience, has made it his mission to aid and guide scientists as they journey from the laboratory, to life in industry.

Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer is a Science communicator and Outreach Scientist in San Francisco, California. A PhD scientist turned communicator; she uses powerful storytelling strategies to make science accessible to everyone. She is the vice-director of Ciencia Puerto Rico, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the public understanding of Science and an Outreach Manager for iBiology, another non-profit organization that distributes free online videos about scientific research.