Dr. Simon Widmaier has a biophysics background and a PhD in molecular simulation from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In addition, he has founded multiple successful start-ups within the last 10 years, ranging from social business or industrial simulation software to miniaturized screening solutions for drug discovery and pharma research. Simon joined faCellitate in March 2020 as COO.
Dr. Christoph Petry joined faCellitate as its CEO in November of 2022. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and has spent almost 30 years in the life science industry in Germany and the US. He was the head of Molecular Research Germany for Bayer Diagnostics and Siemens Healthcare. Christoph later founded Sividon Diagnostics and span it off from Siemens. The new company’s focus was dedicated to patient-tailored breast cancer therapy. As a CEO he subsequently refloated m2p-labs that focused on microbioreactors for bioprocess optimization. He successfully sold both companies : Sividon and m2p-labs,to US-based corporations.
Dr. Valentina Fermi has a PhD in immuno-oncology from Heidelberg University. She joined faCellitate in Mai 2022 to support the R&D team with her experience in primary human cell culture and in vitro investigation of cancer immunotherapies. During her time as PhD student and Postdoc at Heidelberg University Hospital, she focused on the development of ex vivo tumour models for high-throughput drug screening.
Miriam Kleindl has a PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology from the University Duisburg-Essen with a strong background in biochemistry. She joined faCellitate in August 2023 to support the R&D team as scientist. Bringing her expertise in cell culture, she will participate in the development of a new product line.
Hannah Helt joined faCellitate in February 2022. She holds a master’s degree in molecular cell biology from the Technical University Kaiserslautern. At faCellitate she supports the R&D team as a lab scientist.
Sarah Al Muthafer has a PhD in organic chemistry from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and studied chemical biology. She joined faCellitate in August 2023 as a principal staff scientist to support the R&D team. At faCellitate, Sarah will be working on the development of a new product line.
Tamandeep Singh Dhawan joined faCellitate in March 2021 as a digital marketing analyst and holds a Masters's degree in International Marketing from Germany and bachelor’s degree in Business economics from the university of Delhi, India. At facellitate Tamandeep is responsible for the smooth functioning of digital marketing campaigns and improving the marketing strategies.
Galyna Strilchuk joined faCellitate in July 2022 as a Digital Marketing Manager. She has a PhD in Physics and a background as a researcher and lecturer at T. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Galyna has extensive experience in digital marketing and development of media strategies for different brands and products.
Tanja Schollmeier holds a master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a focus on Arctic ecology. She has extensive experience in biomarker analysis with emphasis on microalgae. With her additional background in communication, Tanja joined faCellitate in June 2021 as Customer Experience Manager. At faCellitate, Tanja is coordinating marketing campaigns and customer interactions.
Anna Lukianova is currently studying Business Psychology with a focus on Human Resource Management. She has a background in administration and HR. At Facellitate she works as an Executive Assistant for administrative tasks and finance.