Prof. Dr. Horst DomdeyMember of the Foundation Board

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    Horst Dom­dey is one of the defin­ing per­son­al­it­ies of the Ger­man start-up and life sci­ence scene. After study­ing bio­logy and chem­istry in Erlan­gen, his sci­entific career took him to the Max Planck Insti­tute for Bio­chem­istry in Mar­tin­sried for his PhD, as a post-doc­toral fel­low at ISREC in Epalinges/Lausanne, at the Uni­ver­sity of California/San Diego and at the Cal­tech in Pas­adena. He was a group leader at the Gene Cen­ter and has been Pro­fessor of Bio­chem­istry at the Uni­ver­sity of Munich since 1994. In 1998, he became Man­aging Dir­ector of BioM AG and in this capa­city made the Munich region a cen­ter for com­pany start-ups in the life sci­ences. From 1998 to 2008 he was also Sci­entific Man­aging Dir­ector of the Innov­a­tion and Start-up Centre for Bio­tech­no­logy (IZB) in Mar­tin­sried near Munich. Horst Dom­dey is co-founder of sev­eral bio­tech­no­logy com­pan­ies. He is a mem­ber of numer­ous advis­ory and coordin­a­tion com­mit­tees in Ger­many and inter­na­tion­ally. His sci­entific interests lie in the field of RNA bio­logy, but more gen­er­ally in the field of trans­la­tion, i.e. the trans­fer of find­ings from basic research into bio­med­ical applic­a­tions. Horst Dom­dey was awar­ded the Bav­arian State Medal for spe­cial ser­vices to the Bav­arian eco­nomy and the Order Pro mer­itis sci­en­tiae et litterarum.

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