CONTACT23 – Program

Besides the company booths, the CONTACT2023 also offers keynotes on different career paths and perspectives in the field of life sciences. Many of the exhibitioners will present their company in a 15-30 minutes’ talk.

This year we are also offering a stimulating panel discussion on how to grab the attention of an employer. Please scroll down for more information.

All lectures and discussions will be held in english, unless indicated otherwise.

Lecture Program

Time slotStage 1 (lecture hall)Stage 2 (K1/K2 at 1st floor)
10:00 - 10:15 amWelcome by BioContact e.V.
and Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros (DKFZ)
10:15 - 10:45 amQIAGEN | Jeremy Hasberg & Hannah Baumbach
From Sample to Insight - Career Opportunities at QIAGEN
HOX Life Science GmbH | Dr. Morna Gruber & Dr. Marta Lee
How to become a Lab Head or Project Manager in the Industry?
10:45 - 11:15 amCorden Pharma International GmbH | Karlheinz Kelsch
Career opportunities at CordenPharma
German Cancer Research Center | Barbara Janssens
Career Paths in the Life Sciences
11:15 - 11:45 amNovartis Pharma AG | Dr. Nora Eifler & Dr. Jonas Schaefer
Insights into innovative research and development at Novartis to reimagine medicine
- 12:15 pm
BreakArcondis GmbH | Tobias Ziegler, Ardin Ouayoue & Anna Feldman-Salit
Become a Life Science Hero with Arcondis
12:15 - 12:30 pmBreakBreak
12:30 - 01:00 pmAbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG | Kevin Strack
AbbVie - Define Your Path, Shape Our Journey
Sanofi Aventis Deutschland GmbH | Katrin Köhler
Sanofi - Entdecke einen Global Player!
01:00 - 01:30 pmMerck | Lisa Herge
Work your magic at Merck!
Catalent | Selina Umlauf
Karrierestart in der pharmazeutischen Industrie - Catalent
01:30 - 02:00 pmRoche Diagnostics GmbH | Silvia Loeblein
A Career Path with Roche
Spektrum der Wissenschaft | Dr. Frank Schubert
Als WissenschaftsredakteurIn arbeiten
02:00 - 02:15 pmBreakBreak
02:15 - 02:45 pmPPD GmbH & Co.KG | Dr. Anne Bleiholder
Einstiegspositionen bei PPD - Karrierestart in einer globalen CRO
Short Talks with
AIRNA Bio Germany GmbH | Paul Vogel
AIRNA Bio - Developing a new class of genetic medicines
Scitaris GmbH & Co.KG | Dr. Sarah Oelsner
Career as a Biopharma Strategy Consultant - transition from academia to industry
02:45 - 03:15 pmBayer AG | Louisa Bock
Be You. Be Bayer. Entry and Career Opportunities at Bayer
BioMedX Institute | Flavia-Bianca Cristian
BioMed X - research at the interface between academia and industry
03:15 - 03:45 pmProcter & Gamble | Juan Hernández
P&G - A great place to work
Short Talks with
Patentanwaltskanzlei Ullrich und Naumann | Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Schaft
Patent attorney – working at the interface of scientific innovation and commercialization through the protection of intellectual property
Infectopharm | Dr. Paul Bannenberg & Claudia Kraut
Ihre Karrierewege mit Infectopharm
03:45 - 04:00 pmBreakBreak
04:00 - 05:30 pmPanel discussion | AbbVie, Catenion, CordenPharma, Scitaris, Sanofi, ZS Assoiates
How to grab the attention of an employer - Which skillset is needed by applicants in order to get a job in industry and how can I make my application stand out?

Please find an overview of the lectures here.

Panel Discussion

This year we are offering a stimulating panel discussion at CONTACT2023. This will take place from 16:00 - 17:30 on Stage I. The discussion language will be English.

How to grab the attention of an employer?

Which skillset is needed by applicants in order to get a job in industry and how can I make my application stand out?

In our panel discussion, we will speak with representatives from the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors as well as business consultants to gain insight into the hiring culture of companies.

Get the answers you're looking for in our panel discussion with representatives from:

Abbvie, Catenion, CordenPharma, Scitaris, Sanofi und ZS Associates

These speakers will represent their companies on stage:

  • Abbvie - Kevin Strack
  • Catenion - Dr. David Puga
  • CordenPharma - Karlheinz Kelsch
  • Scitaris - Dr. Sarah Oelsner
  • Sanofi - Katrin Köhler
  • ZS Associates - Falko Graf-Meisner

Don't miss this exceptional insight for your career and visit our panel discussion at CONTACT2023!