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Peter Heinrich

Managing Director and Partner at Sinfonie Life Science Management GmbH and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Injex Pharma AG. Peter has a PhD in Biology and Chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in München and is co-founder and chairman of the executive board of BIO-Deutschland, an independent organization representing the interests of the German biotechnology industry. From 2001 to 2009 he was member of European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE), and its president from 2003 to 2006. He has been a Board Member of EuropaBio since June 2010, and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Bayern Innovativ GmbH. Peter is also a mentor and tutor at the Bavarian Elite Academy, and a member of the Supervisory Board of the University of Augsburg’s MBA program. LinkedIn

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Dame Anne Glover

Scottish Biologist and academic. She was Professor of Molecular Biology and Cell Biology at the University of Aberdeen before being named Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe. She also served as Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission from 2012 to 2014. From 2006 to 2011, she was the Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Society of Biology, Royal Society of Arts and the American Academy of Microbiology. Anne was recognised in March 2008 as a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in the UK and was awarded a CBE for services to Environmental Science in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2009. She was elevated to DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Birthday Honours List. Twitter

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MEP Dr. Paul Ruebig

Austrian Member of the European Parliament since 1996, belonging to the European People’s Party (EPP). Paul is a full member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on Budgets, and is very active in the field of the small-scale business promotion. He is president of SME Global, a working group of the International Democrat Union (IDU), whose objective it is to support small and medium-sized enterprises and to improve their business environment. Since 2014, he has been the Chairman of STOA (Scientific Technology Options Assessment), an official body of the European Parliament that is supported by external experts such as universities, scientists or research institutes. Last but not least, he is Co-Chairman of the EPP medium-sized businesses in the Steering Committee on the WTO. LinkedIn

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Frank Bulens

Member of the Management Committee and Board of Directors of Capricorn Venture Partners in Belgium. Frank is active in diagnostics, therapeutics and medical devices as well as digital health-tech for the various Capricorn funds that are investing in these areas. He is an engineer in chemistry/biochemistry and has a PhD in Medical Sciences from KU Leuven. Frank was active in R&D at Diadal (Nutricia), academic research at the Faculty of Medicine of KU Leuven, senior scientific advisor at IWT and executive investment manager at Gimv. LinkedIn

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John Brennan

Secretary General of EuropaBio. John has nearly 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, the last thirteen of which being spent in the policy environment in Brussels, both working at the European Commission and in European trade associations for the healthcare industry. Prior to coming to Brussels he worked in the Irish National Standards Authority. Born in Ireland, John is a science graduate from Dublin, with added post-graduate studies in quality management and environmental engineering. LinkedIn