Michael Hennig, Prof., PhD

Posted on May 1st, 2017

After his PhD at the EMBL Hamburg and a postdoc at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel Michael Hennig looks back to 20 years of drug discovery expertise in structural biology and research management at F. Hoffmann – La Roche AG Basel. Helped deliver Tamiflu, Fortovase, Xenical, Carmegliptin, Aleglitazar and is author of more than 70 articles and 8 patents. He holds a professorship position for  structural biology at the University of Basel.

Ernst Thomke, M.D.

Posted on April 10th, 2017

After an apprenticeship in mechanics and subsequent studies of chemistry and medicine, Ernst Thomke gained experience in antibiotics research whilst at at Beecham (now GSK). After additional studies at the INSERM in Fontainebleau he had several positions in management of watch industry (ETA, SMH, Swatch Group), became then general director of SMH and restructured a number of companies including Pilatus and Saurer. Ernst Thomke is one of the inventors of the brand ‘Swatch’ which was instrumental in the resurgence of the swiss watch industry. Read more about him on Wikipedia.

Gebhard Schertler, Prof., PhD

Posted on April 5th, 2017

MRC Cambridge, Department head of Biology and Chemistry at the PSI, Professor for Structural Biology at ETH Zürich

Rafael Abela, PhD

Posted on April 1st, 2017

Scientific leader of the Swiss Light Source (SLS) project and project leader for photonics and research of the Swiss Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL) at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. More than 80 peer-reviewed publications

Paul Scherrer Institute

Posted on June 2nd, 2016

World renowned large research facility and home of 1,900 highly innovative national and international scientists. International membrane protein structural biology hub and home to the the Swiss Light Source SLS synchrotron X-ray instrument and the Free Electron Laser SwissFEL. (a Free Electron Laser).

leadXpro is a spin-off from the Paul Scherrer Institute. Its co-location fosters close collaborations with PSI scientists and provides direct access to the research facilities. Find out more about the Paul Scherrer Institute on the PSI website.

It is one of only two locations in the world providing the three complementary probes of synchrotron X-rays, neutrons and muons at one site. Read more about it on the PSI website. Most important for LeadXpro are the access to the Swiss Light Source SLS and the Free Electron Laser SwissFEL.


Posted on June 20th, 2015

Settlor of the INSAM FAMILIENSTIFTUNG is Dr. Andreas Insam.

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