A biochemist by training, Stefanie has spent more than 20 years in the biotech- and pharmaceutical industry and technology transfer. She has broad experience in in- and out-licensing of clinical and preclinical projects. In particular, she successfully worked on numerous major collaborations between academia and industry. Since 2012 Stefanie is a Director Technology Management at Ascenion GmbH, an independent knowledge and technology transfer company that supports more than 30 European partners with a life-science focus. In this role, she has also been very active in supporting start-up projects. Stefanie joined Ascenion from Novartis, where she served as Director Strategic Alliances with global responsibilities for the Musculoskeletal Disease Area and Oncology. Prior to that she worked as Director Business Development at Santhera Pharmaceuticals, a Swiss-based specialty pharmaceutical company for orphan neuromuscular diseases.
Stefanie holds a PhD from the Philipps University of Marburg. During her thesis she spent time at the Biocenter in Basel and worked closely with researchers at the Institut de Myologie in Paris, France.