• Andreas Mietzsch


    Andreas Mietzsch studied biology and communication sciences in Germany, receiving degrees in biology from the Technical University of Braunschweig and in communication sciences and journalism from the University of Goettingen. Since 1986 he has been the Chief Executive Officer of Berlin-based BIOCOM AG, a leading company specialised in providing information for professionals in biotechnology and the life sciences. With more than 30 years of experience in the field, Andreas is a highly-valued advisor and leading figure in the European biotechnology sector.

  • Derrick Williams

    Communications Manager

    Derrick Williams is a US Citizen who has been living in Europe for over twenty years. After receiving a degree in biology from the Free University of Berlin in 2000, he began working as a science journalist and has since acquired a reputation as a media expert for biotechnology, the life sciences and the pharmaceutical sector. Williams is the primary producer for “Tomorrow Today”, the English-language version of German international broadcaster DWTV’s science program, and often appears on camera there in his role as the station’s freelance English-language science correspondent.

  • Katja Bölcker

    Project Manager ENABLE

    Dr. Katja Bölcker studied chemical engineering/biotechnology and holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Bremen. Before joining the European Biotechnology Network and more precisely the ENABLE (European Gram-negative Antibacterial Engine) project, she worked for industrial and pharmaceutical biotechnology cluster management organisations thereby gaining experiences in management, controlling, developmental and promoting activities of technology clusters.

  • Laura Griestop

    Project Manager ENABLE

    Laura Griestop studied political science in the Netherlands, France and Germany. She has broad experience in managing projects for the German government and the European Union with a focus on communication and dissemination activities. In the European Biotechnology Network she is responsible for the communication of the ENABLE (European Gram-negative Antibacterial Engine) project, including the project website.

  • Marcus Laschke

    Office Manager

    Marcus Laschke studied Business Administration at the University of Halle and graduated in 2010. Then he joined the European Biotechnology Network, and his main responsibilities include organisational and editorial tasks as well as public relations assistance and website maintenance.

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