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Dr. Werner Wolf

Werner Wolf is chairman of the scientific advisory board of the BCRT. He has many years of experience in providing expert advice to various biotech projects and companies. Werner Wolf has served as Vice President of R&D at Boehringer Mannheim and at TVM Capital, Munich. His particular expertise lies in the early recognition of research findings in the biotech sector so that they can be rapidly developed into practical applications in the fields of medicine and environmental technology. In 2008 he set up his own consultancy company "Bio Innovation" in Switzerland where – as at the BCRT – he brings projects forward to translation.


  • 1960-70: Study of Chemistry and Physics, Technical University Vienna, University of Vienna, University of Graz
  • 1967-70: Research Assistant at the Institute for Cancer Research in Vienna
  • 1972-74: Doctoral degree, Institute of Physiological Chemistry; Postdoc, Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Würzburg

Professional History

  • Since 2008: Owner, Bio Innovations, Ballwil, Schweiz
  • 1998-08: Special Partner and Senior Resident Scientific & Technology Advisor, TVM Capital Munich
  • 1986-98: Vice President of Global Research and Development, Biochemica (Germany and USA), Boehringer Mannheim
  • 1979-85: Director, Department of Molecular Biology, Boehringer Mannheim
  • 1974-78: Group Leader, Department of Biochemistry, Boehringer Mannheim
  • 1972-74: Research Associate, Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Institute of Virology and Immune Biology, University of Würzburg
  • Since 1992: Project evaluation for the European Commission, member of various scientific advisory boards in Germany, Austria and Sweden, member of the administrative board of MetrioPharm, Zurich

Memberships & Editorships

  • 2006-09: Member of the board of directors, European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB), member of the editorial board, New Biochemistry
  • 1993-02: Member of the scientific advisory board, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle/Saale
  • 1997-98: Founding director, European Structural Biology Industrial Platform
  • 1993-05: Co-editor-in-chief, Biomolecular Engineering
  • 1992-97: Chairman, European Yeast Industrial Platform
  • Society of German Natural Scientists and Doctors (GDNÄ)
  • German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GMB)
  • 2008: Licensing Executives Society (LES)