Dr. Jürgen Walkenhorst studied biology/molecular biology in Osnabrück, Germany and Aberdeen, UK. After his diploma thesis at the EMBL in Heidelberg, he Worked at Genentech, lnc., USA. He undertook his PhD-thesis at the Max-Planck-institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen. He joined Cellzome AG in Heidelberg (now part of GSK) as the first employee where he was instrumental in setting up the company and was later responsible for IP-issues. After a stint in the patent department of Baxter AG in Vienna, he changed to technology transfer. At Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna, he was responsible for inventions in the field of biotechnology and medical devices being developed at Austrian universities. in 2007 he moved to PROvendis, where he serves as the head of the life sciences team.