Executive Team

Dr. Thorsten Zacher (Head of Sales)

Dr. Thorsten Zacher, Head of SalesDr. Thorsten Zacher started his journey in life science after studying biology at TU Kaiserslautern & University of Manchester (UK) with a PhD in immunology at the University of Erlangen. 20 years after graduation and several Sales & Marketing positions in transplant immunology / genetics, infectious diseases and autoimmunity, he gained in-depth knowledge of the international life science arena, being it B2B, managing partnerships or consulting end-users. On his search on business opportunities and to achieve a long-term win-win situation for all stakeholder in the business process Thorsten joined PEPperPRINT in October 2021 taking care of our customer-centric sales cycle.

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Dr. Myriam Friedel (Business Development Manager)

Dr. Myriam Friedel, Business Development Manager

Dr. Myriam Friedel studied biology / life sciences at the University of Heidelberg and the Humboldt-University in Berlin. She obtained her PhD in Biology at the German Cancer research Center in Heidelberg as part of the research unit „translational immunology“, focusing on the interaction of multiple myeloma cells and endothelial cells. After finishing her academic education, she worked at a provider of reagents and services for life since research for four years. Here she acquired knowledge about customer relation management, scientific support and sales. Myriam joined the business development team of PEPperPRINT in January 2019 and is responsible for customer relation management, sales and marketing.

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Dr. Carsten Haber (Business Development USA)

Dr. Carsten Haber, Business Development USACarsten Haber obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Switzerland, building on chemistry degrees obtained at the European Higher Institute of Chemistry in Strasbourg (France) and the Technical University of Munich (Germany). He later worked for over nine years at ThermoFisher Scientific in Boston MA, actively engaged with the development of commercial instruments for capillary electrophoresis and miniaturized high-speed titration. Carsten joined PEPperPRINT in April 2013 as a consultant and is responsible for Marketing & Sales initiatives in the USA.

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Dr. Pedro Simonini (Technical Representative South America)

Dr. Pedro Simonini, Technical Representative South AmericaDr. Pedro Simonini has a trinational and trilingual engineer's degree in biotechnology from ESBS - Universities of Strasbourg, Basel, Freiburg and Karlsruhe. He performed his PhD thesis at the University of Heidelberg & German Cancer Research Center, working on gene expression control mechanisms, mainly epigenetics and non-coding RNAs, and their role in the development of breast and pancreatic cancer. After finishing his formal education, he moved back to his home country Brazil and founded the company BioAlbra. He joined PEPperPRINT in March 2016 as a consultant, responsible for activities related to Marketing/Sales/Technical Support in the South American continent.

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Alok N. Patel, M.Sc. (Sales Representative India)

Alok Patel, Sales Representative IndiaAlok Patel post graduated from the Sardar Patel University and obtained his master's thesis from the epigenetics lab of the Advanced center for cancer treatment, research and education in cancer, TATA memorial center, Navi Mumbai. As a junior research fellow at the National institute of plant genome research(NIPGR), he worked in the domain of next-generation sequencing and it's data analysis, with the focus being transcriptome analysis. He later joined the genomics industry as a consultant-BDM and worked with a leading South Korean genomic firm. Here he was actively engaged in a techno-commercial role, that involved marketing, project conceiving, execution and procuring business from India's research institute and industry-house. He was inducted into PEPperPRINT in February 2019 for expansion of  business development activities in India.

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Dr. Marc Botcherby (Business Development UK)

Marc Botcherby, Business Development UKMarc Botcherby was educated in France then moved to the UK, obtaining his genetics degree in Liverpool and subsequently his PhD at University College London. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. He worked at the Medical Research Council for twenty years where he headed the laboratory at the hub of the UK Mouse Sequencing Consortium. Marc went on to work at Molecular Devices, Cambridge Bluegnome and Illumina, then setting up Shelford Scientific in 2016, providing and supporting microarray scanners and solutions to PGT-A, glycomics and proteomics.  Marc joined PEPperPRINT in January 2021 as a consultant and is responsible for business development in the UK.

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Dr. Oda Stoevesandt (Head of Services)

Oda Stoevesandt, Head of servicesDr. Oda Stoevesandt joined PEPperPRINT in 2020. A biochemist by training, she obtained her PhD at the University of Tübingen, and has kept a strong focus on peptide and protein microarrays ever since. As a post doc at the Babraham Institute (Cambridge, UK), she has been closely involved in the coordination of large scale EU projects in the field of affinity proteomics, with a particular interest in the application of protein arrays for characterising antibodies and other protein binding reagents. She has handled a multitude of customer projects in the array area and is responsible for directing and coordinating wet lab and data analysis in the service team.

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Dr. Thomas Felgenhauer (Head of Production and Quality Control)

Dr. Thomas Felgenhauer, Head of Production and Quality ControlDr. Thomas Felgenhauer joined PEPperPRINT as Head of Research and Development in January 2011. Prior to this, he worked for eight years at the department of "Chip-Based Peptide Libraries" at the German Cancer Research Center with a focus on the development and application of new techniques for peptide microarray synthesis. Together with his colleagues, he was awarded with the well-renowned Science Stifter Prize in 2008.  Dr. Thomas Felgenhauer obtained his Ph.D. in 2002 at the University of Heidelberg for the doctoral work performed at the Applied Physical Chemistry group in the field of nanotechnology, surface coatings and surface analytics.

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