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The BioRN Espresso is the meeting place to meet, discuss and cooperate with peers.
It is a structured way to exchange on general operational topics of high relevance for SMEs.

The concept is to share hands-on experiences and solutions to common challenges

Do you want to lead one of the discussions?

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Past BioRN Espresso

November 16 @ 9 - 10.30 am

Sustainability: Are sustainability, safety and quality in a lab compatible?

Climate change represents the greatest challenge faced by humanity.

While scientists understand the risks of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss, they might underappreciate the environmental footprint of their own research, which is incredibly energy and resource intensive. At the same time sustainability measures appear to undermine experiment quality, reproducibility and risk management. 

Join our upcoming BioRN Espresso to learn how simple measures can make a big impact on the environment, without invalidate quality of research and safety in the lab. Best practices, evidence-based measures and community engagement examples will be presented and shared. Join our upcoming BioRN Espresso to learn how simple measures can make a big impact on the environment, without invalidate quality of research and safety in the lab.


Kerstin Hermuth-Kleinschmidt, Sustainability Consultant, NIUB Nachhhaltigkeitsberatung

"Working sustainably in the lab - (how) is that possible?“

Marta Rodriguez Martinez - Scientific Officer/Sustainability Officer, EMBL

“EMBL-Transitioning to a sustainable organisation“ 

Jim Bratherton - Program Manager Thermo Fischer Scientific

"Environmental sustainability at Thermo Fisher Scientific“ 

Past BioRN Espresso:

July 4th –  "Discovering New Talents with Innovative Recruiting Tools".  

​Impulse Talks from:

  • ​Matthias Ruhland, COO, The metagame AI  

  • Johann Liebeton, ScieMatch - bts Studierendeninitiative e.V.

  • Luca Planert, CEO, career.bee UG

  • Naz Nakam, MRN GmbH

  • Flavia Bianca Christian, BioMed X Institut

March 2023 - Battle for talents? Boost your recruiting success with ‘Perfect match’ and ‘positive psychology’ strategies.

Impulse Talks from:

  • Thomas Winter (Genius Search)

  • Linda Kirchner (Yumab)

December 2022 - Is GDPR really the obstacle for data exchange as commonly claimed?

Impulse Talks from:

  • Barbara Tomasi, Data Protection Officer, MyData-Trust

  • Melanie Börries, Institut für Med. Bioinformatik und Systemmedizin, University Hospital Freiburg

May 2022 - What is in it for me? Why engage in industry collaborations centered on clinical data.

Impulse Talks from:

  • Oyunaa von Stackelberg, Head of Research and Policy at Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology - University Hospital Heidelberg

  • Matthias P. A. Ebert, Director  II. Medizinische Klinik - University Clinic Mannheim 

February 2022 –  Access to patient data and samples: Different perspectives and main issues'

Impulse Talks from:

  • Peter Schirmacher - Director of the Institute of Pathology - Heidelberg University Hospital

  • Andreas Schmidt - CEO - Proteona

  • Philipp Mann - Senior Partnership Manager - Owkin

September 2021 –  Home office, Office or both? The future of work is hybrid!'

Impulse Talks from:

  • Annette Sättele, Partner, Labour and Employment Law Specialist - RITTERSHAUS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

  • Katarina Bohm - Sales Manager Pharma Biotech - Promega GmbH

  • Susanne Huber - Human Resources Manager - Promega GmbH

June 2021 –  ‘Digitalisation as innovation motor for small and medium-sized enterprises?' 

Impulse Talks from:

  • Katja Betts (PROGEN), Managing Director

  • Lisa Held (HWI pharma services GmbH), Expert Pharmacovigilance

  • Annette Deichmann (GeneWerk), Managing Director

September 2020 –  ‘Having difficulties getting access to your market?' Moderated by Susanne Kuhlendahl (marcommotion) Communication & Marketing Expert

Impulse Talks from:

  • Veronique Schwarz (faCellitate), Venture Team Leader

  • George Badescu (Heidelberg Pharma), Business Development

  • Fior Casilag (PEPperPRINT), Business Development

June 2020 –  ‘Business Development and Partnering: opportunities and challenges during pandemic times.’ Moderated by Jürgen Gamer, VP Business Development Apogenix AG & BioRN Strategic Board

Impulse Talks from:

  • Thomas Hegendoerfer, New Ventures Lead in Germany for J&J Innovation & BioRN Strategic Board

  • Frank Hensel, Investment Manager, High-Tech Gründerfonds

  • Rainer Wessel, Director Innovation Management, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) & BioRN Strategic Board

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April 2020 –  ‘Reacting to Covid-19 pandemic’: How emerging biotechs and small biopharmaceutical companies are dealing with it? Moderated by Volker Stadler, CEO - PEPperPRINT GmbH & BioRN Executive Board

​Impulse Talks from:

  • ​Claus Kremoser, CEO - Phenex Pharmaceuticals AG & BioRN Executive Board

  • Christoph Schröder, CEO - Sciomics GmbH

  • Oliver Bosnjak, CEO - Biomex GmbH

  • Andreas Kempff, Managing Director - Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Rhine-Neckar

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