Prof. Dr. Ralf Wagner University of Regensburg Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene Molecular Microbiology and Gene Therapy University of Regensburg, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org www.ralf-wagner.com Ralf Wagner was born in Coburg, Germany, in 1962. He received the Diploma Degree Biology in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, at 1992, respectively. From 1992 to1997 he was PostDoc at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Regensburg, focussing on HIV pathogenesis. In 1997, Ralf Wagner was appointed Assistant Professor for Medical Microbiology. Since 2003, he is heading as Assistant Professor the unit “Molecular Microbiology and Gene Therapy” at the University of Regensburg. Besides his activities within basic research at the University, Ralf Wagner is founder of the GENEART AG and it’s CEO and Chief Scientific Officer. He was amongst the first scientists to recognize the value of gene synthesis and combinatorial biology for different areas of life science including a wide range of R&D activities and production of biologicals. He consequently translated basic research tools into scalable technologies and a quickly emerging business now supporting pharma and chemicals industry as well as public research institutions. Within GENEART his responsibilities comprise coordination of all R&D activities, business development and strategic management. Ralf Wagner is Inventor and Co-Inventor of several patents and patent applications and author of numerous scientific peer review publications. Further acting as advisor and reviewer for the German research association, the German Ministry of Health and Education, the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust Foundation as well as addition research institutions and foundations, Ralf Wagner comes with an excellent world wide research network comprising various research groups, biotechs, chemicals and pharmaceutical companies.
Biography Updated on 19 January 2009