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Lars Hagsholm Pedersen

CEO, Ph.D.

CEO. Many years of hands-on experience in a range of scientific disciplines.

Lars H. Pedersen is M.Sc. in biology from University of Copenhagen and Ph.D. in plant membrane proteins from The Technical University of Denmark, and has a business education from Engineering College of Copenhagen. He has worked hands-on with molecular diagnostics, cell technology, protein production and medico technology. He was CSO at Bioneer for twelve years where research interests comprised combinations of life and physical sciences, respectively . Before being appointed CEO in April 2018, he was heading Sales and Business development for four years, where the main task was to tailor Bioneer’s activities to meet the demands of clients.

Christian Clausen

CSO, M.Sc.

Responsible for Research and Development. He has extensive experience in establishing and driving biomedical and biotechnological R&D projects forward to achieve their goals.

Christian Clausen is educated in biochemistry and medical science at University of Southern Denmark and Odense University Hospital, with research visits at Aarhus University Hospital. He has completed R&D management programs at Harvard Business School, Boston. His research experience is primarily in the human cell biology field, especially in developing in vitro model systems and recombinant protein production. He was previously R&D Manager at Interface Biotech, leading several pipeline programs from preclinical to clinical phase. He has extensive experience in executive management of large national and international public-private partnerships. As CSO he is responsible for the overall R&D strategy and for external strategic collaborations across the Bioneer organization.

Jette Asboe Lassen

CBO, M.Sc.

Responsible for the Business Development and Marketing team. Comprehensive business experience from therapeutic and diagnostic life science companies.

Jette Asboe Lassen brings more than 20 years of business experience from her leadership roles in therapeutic and diagnostic life science companies in the US and Europe. Prior to joining Bioneer, she served as Vice President and Head of Business Development and Alliance Management at Symphogen, a clinical stage oncology company developing antibody therapeutics. A commercial mindset combined with a robust understanding of science has enabled her to successfully guide product pipeline prioritization, transitioning of ideas/programs into strong selling propositions, and to execute and manage significant strategic alliances with pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies globally. She did her commercial training in the US and has since been the commercial lead at all stages of development from discovery through to product launch. As Chief Business Officer, she has the overall responsibility of Sales & Marketing and Business Development at Bioneer.

Lovisa Sunesson

Senior Sales and BD Manager, Ph.D.

Part of the Business Development and Marketing team. Responsible for the business area Human Disease Models. Lovisa combines in-depth scientific knowhow with business, innovation and communication skills.

Lovisa Sunesson has an MSc degree in Biomedicine and a PhD in Molecular Medicine from Lund University. Her thesis was in neuroscience focusing on neuroblastoma and ALS. Before joining Bioneer, she has worked with business development and foreign direct investment for the southernmost region of Sweden and Medicon Valley, as well as with business development and innovation at the Technical University of Denmark.

Charlotte Kvist Lorentzen

Contract Manufacturing, Dept. Head, M.Sc.

Heading the Contract Manufacturing group in Hørsholm. Responsible for the production operations and quality control within the GMP production.

Charlotte Kvist Lorentzen has a M.Sc degree in chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark. She has been with the GMP production facility at Bioneer for almost 20 years.

Søren Madsen

Protein Expression, Dept. Head, Ph.D.

Heading the Protein Expression Group in Hørsholm, managing R&D and customer relations, and handling projects from small-scale protein production to downstream processing.

Søren Madsen has an MSc degree in chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark. During his employment at Bioneer, he completed a PhD degree (Molecular Biology) on development and characterization of regulated promoters from lactic acid bacteria. He has more than 20 years of experience with manufacturing of recombinant proteins in prokaryotic expression systems.

Anette Müllertz

Bioneer:FARMA, Dept. Head, Professor

Anette Müllertz is heading the Bioneer:FARMA unit, located at the Department of Pharmacy at University of Copenhagen. She is also Professor in Pharmaceutical Design and Drug Delivery.

Anette Müllertz has an M.Sc. in Engineering and a PhD degree in lipid nutrition from the Technical University of Denmark. She has previously worked for Novo Nordisk A/S, on development of structured lipids, digestive lipases and digestion models etc. In 1998 she joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Today, she is professor and heading the Rational Oral Drug Delivery Research Group, focusing on developing predictive biopharmaceutics tools for oral drug delivery and lipid based drug delivery systems.

Bjørn Holst

Cellular Engineering & Disease Modelling, Dept. Head, Ph.D.

Heading the Cellular Engineering & Disease Modelling department in Hørsholm, as well as being responsible for the advanced Disease Model group.

Bjørn Holst has an M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Southern Denmark. He has almost 30 years of experience in working with molecular biology in bacteria, yeast and mammalian cells. Since 2009, he has been working with pluripotent stem cells and disease modelling. He has extensive experience in reprogramming of primary patient cells to induced pluripotent stem cells, differentiation of stem cells to relevant cell types and establishment of in vitro 2D and 3D disease models for drug screening and studying disease mechanisms.

Monika Gad

Immunology, R&D manager, Ph.D.

Part of the Biomedical Technology group in Hørsholm. Responsible for the R&D activities and services within Immunology covering a broad range of simple to advanced immunological in vitro platforms.

Monika Gad has an M.Sc. in Biology and Ph.D. in Cellular Immunology from University of Copenhagen. She has a solid experience in both cancer biology as well as inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, in addition to a broad knowledge of both human and murine immunology. During the last 20 years Monika Gad has established an extensive experience in design and implementation of complex functional immunological in vitro and ex vivo assays. Her expertise in cell-based assays ranges from drug discovery and early mode-of-action analysis to drug pharmacology assays and non-clinical activities, needed as a compound or cell product approaches the clinic.

Pernille Skouboe

RA/QA Manager, Adm. Dept. Head, M.Sc.

Responsible for quality assurance and regulatory compliance objectives within the R&D services and GMP production.

Pernille Skouboe has a MSc degree in Food Science and Technology from University of Copenhagen. Pernille has been QA/RA Manager for the GMP production at Bioneer for more than 10 years, and she has worked with documentation and implementation of regulatory compliance.

Additionally, Pernille is also Head of the Administrative Department, responsible for support, management and administrative governance of the Bioneer organization.

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