Studies of Economics (Mannheim), specialization in service marketing.
2004-2006 Indoor Key Account Manager at DHL in Frankfurt
2006-2008 Account Manager at DHL in Liverpool
2008-2012 Key Account Manager at Zentek
2012-2013 Head of internal Sales
2013-2014 Business Development Manager at ibacon
2014-2017 Head of Business Development at ibacon
2017 (current position) Managing Director at ibacon
2018 (current position) Managing Director at Vali
Dr. Giorgio Freschi
He gained his PhD in Chemical Biochemical and Ecotoxicology of Pesticides in 1996 from Cattolica University of Milan. With more than 20 years of experience in agro-chemical companies, his main areas of expertise include chemical, agrochemical, biopesticide, biocide and pharmaceutical products testing, supporting the registration dossier according to official guidelines (OECD, OPPTS, EPPO) and Good Laboratory / Good Experimental Practice (GLP/GEP).
His knowledge permits a smarter evaluation of products performance and their positioning on the market. His decades long expertise in research, registration, marketing and commercial areas supports customers in development of innovative products. He is highly expert in management and development of Contract Research Organisations (CROs) and improvement of their quality system: GXP and ISO certifications.
Dr. Emma Mazzeil
She gained her Master of Science in Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Naples Federico II in 2008. She then worked for several biotech companies around Italy till 2009 when she was awarded a three years National Council Research (CNR) fellowship to work as senior researcher in microbiology focusing her study on microbial fermentative processes for active substances discovery.
She also worked in several industrial biotech companies gaining relevant experiences in the development and optimization of new fermentative processes, the downstream process and in the identification, by chromatographic techniques, of bioactive molecules produced by specific microorganisms.
She worked as production manager on the isolation of high value-added products, such as enzymes and secondary metabolites, and microbial biomass.
Dr. Stefano Zucchinaly
After a bachelor degree in Molecular Biotechnology, Stefano Zucchinali received his M. Sc. cum laude in Industrial Biotechnology in 2010 from the University of Milano-Bicocca working on heterologous expression, homology modeling, molecular dynamics and structural characterization of novel enzymes. In 2011 he moved to a private CRO where he joined actively the research and development team.
In 2014 he became project leader and in 2016 technical and innovation manager, i.e. head of the research department. In these roles he supervised and actively worked in several EU-funded projects (FP7: Kyrobio and BIOOX, Horizon2020: Tascmar) and was responsible for customer-related activities.
His main skills are heterologous expression and purification of enzyme and peptides in different hosts, biostimulant production by enzymatic hydrolysis and development of innovative biochemical industrial processes.
Agricultural Engineer and Master EBT
1999-2007 (8 years): P.I. at GAB Biotechnologie GmbH; departments such as environmental fate, pollinators, residues and GEP
2007-present (14 years): Managing Director and GLP /GEP Study Director .
2009-2018: Management tasks
2016-2017: Local Quality Assurance Unit
2016- present (5 years): Head of Quality Assurance Unit and managing tasks
1999-2012 (13 years): Study Director. at GAB Biotechnologie GmbH; departments such as environmental fate, pollinators, residues and GEP
2012-2018 (6 years): Test site manager and Study Director at PROMOVERT
2018-present (3 years): GLP and GEP Study Director and managing tasks
Dr. Melanie Lichtenberger
Studies of Biology at the Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg; specialization: Zoology, botany and biochemistry.
Ph D at the Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg. Genotoxicity and endocrine effects – population relevant impacts of steroids.
2008-2011 Study director aquatic ecotoxicology at ibacon
2011-2016 Section head terrestrial ecotoxicology at ibacon
2013-2015 Vice head of test facility at ibacon
2015-2020 Head of test facility at ibacon
2020 (current position) Managing director at ibacon