Meet our Speakers

Christoph Conrad


International Coordination, Regulatory Service





Previously Pharmaceutical Assessor – Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Scientist – World Health Organization

Nils Hoppe


Professor of Life Sciences Law and Ethics, Dean of Research

University of Hannover

Shayesteh Fürst-Ladani


CEO & Founder

SFL Services





Previously Global Head Regulatory Affairs – Kuros Biosurgery AG, Global Regulatory Leader – Roche, Head Regulatory Affairs – Baxter

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    A leading academic in the field of life sciences law, Nils specializes in the legal and ethical issues of genetics and genomics, research with human biological materials, clinical trials, innovative health products and regenerative medicine. He has been an external ethics expert for the European Commission since 2008. From 2014 onwards he has been a member of the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council as well as a member of the DFG Senate Committee on Animal Experimentation. Nils is the director of the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences at the University of Hannover, as well as Dean of Research for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Jan Eickhoff



Head of Assay Development and Screening

Lead Discovery Center




Previously Managing Director - Hit Discovery Constance GmbH, Scientist - GPC Biotech and Axxima Pharmaceuticals

Ralf Huss




Chief Medical Officer






Previously VP and Global Head of Histopathology and Tissue Biomarkers – Roche Diagnostics

Ramon J. J. Mayoral



Regulatory Affairs Manager

F. Hoffmann-La Roche




Previously Researcher – Institute for Research in Biomedicine and Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine

Martin Pfister




Senior Investment Manager

High-Tech Gründerfonds




Previously Partner and Co-founder – dii healthcare, Director – biosaxony

Diane Seimetz




Biopharma Excellence






Previously Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer – Fresenius Biotech

Pernilla Sörme



Associate Director - Patient Safety Risk Management





Previously Senior Patient Safety Specialist and Senior Research Scientist – AstraZeneca

Ronald van der Geest









Previously CDO – Kinesis Pharma BV, Global Project Leader – Tibotec/Johnson & Johnson and Manager Clinical Pharmacology – Johnson & Johnson


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