Degree in Biotechnology/Molecular Biology, Ecole Supérieur de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg (ESBS), France
PhD in Biochemistry (Enzyme Technology), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
Technical Service Manager BeNeLux, Qiagen
Esther at BRAIN Biotech:
2005 - 2011: Project Manager in the area of “Enzyme Discovery”, technical enzymes and proteins, application testing.
2012 - 2015: Project Manager in the area of “Biobased Metal Recovery”, microbial processes for enrichment, extraction and (re)recovery of metals
2016 - 2020: Program Manager “Green & Urban Mining” (technology and process development, feasibility studies, funding project management, business field development)
2021 to date: Manager Technical Business Development, focus on technical applications of microorganisms and enzymes, sustainable processes.
Esther has many years of experience in enzyme technology and biocatalysis. In addition, she has developed into an expert in biotechnological recycling in over ten years and is very familiar with the topic of circular economy. The practical implementation of the “Green Deal” and the alignment of customer processes in line with the UN Sustainability Goals are of particular concern to her.
“Sustainability is not a buzzword for me, but a personal challenge. It requires rethinking and openness to new technologies. I like both.”