We are working hard to achieve our long-term goal of providing improved treatment options to seriously ill cancer patients with a high unmet medical need. To that end, we have built an experienced team of entrepreneurs, scientists, and investors with an outstanding track record in the industry.
Pascal Schweizer holds a PhD in Business Administration from Technical University Berlin and an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from University of Karlsruhe.
Wolfgang Schwandner holds a diploma and a PhD degree in Biology from Technical University Munich and Ludwig Maximilians University Munich.
Klaus Fischer holds a PhD in Medicine from Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and a degree as a registered pharmacist from Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen.
Before joining Thermosome, Uwe Michaelis served as COO of ImevaX and has held several research and management positions of increasing responsibility at Medigene AG from 2004 – 2011. Prior to this, he was a co-founder and CSO of Munich Biotech AG and has held relevant R&D positions at Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche Diagnostics) for seven years.
He holds a PhD in Biology from Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and a diploma in Biology from the University of Regensburg.
Kerstin Pino Tossi holds a PhD in Biochemistry and a diploma in Biology from Ludwig Maximilians University Munich.
Before joining Thermosome, Katrin co-founded the biotech company ChromoTek and built it from scratch to successful exit. As VP Finance and Administration, her areas of responsibility covered finance, administration, HR, IT and logistics.
Katrin holds a PhD in Biology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich and a Master of Business Administration from the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Prior to co-founding Thermosome, he gained extensive experience in the academic sector, e.g., as Laboratory Head of the liposome research group at the University Hospital of Munich or Scientific Project Manager at Max Planck Innovation GmbH.
Martin Hossann holds a PhD and a diploma in Chemistry from the University of Kaiserslautern.
He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen.
He started his career in the central pharmaceutical research unit of Hoechst AG and Hoechst-Marion-Roussel (HMR). In 1998, Jochen joined Axys Pharmaceuticals (now Celera) in San Francisco, where he served as VP for Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology. In 2001, Jochen joined Jerini AG in Berlin as Chief Scientific Officer and Head of R&D until Jerini was acquired by Shire in 2008. Since then, he co-founded Kosa Pharma, 3B Pharmaceuticals and, most recently, Pharvaris where he continues to serve as COO and CSO. He also is a board member for the Charité Research Organisation GmbH, Senior Advisor to Kurma Partners and was previously Senior Advisor to TVM Capital.
He studied Chemistry in Goettingen and Muenster and was a post-doc in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate E.J. Corey at Harvard University.
Franz-Robert holds deep expertise in corporate and business unit strategy development, as well as performance improvement and commercial review and valuation. Franz-Robert has applied his consulting expertise globally, having been part of Bain’s Boston office between 2003 and 2006.
Franz-Robert Klingan started his career at Hoechst AG (now Sanofi). He received a degree in Chemistry from the Technical University of Munich, where he also earned his doctorate.
He brings many years of experience in private equity and venture capital and is always looking for the most promising and most innovative technologies and start-ups in the life sciences sector; he is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and active portfolio management.
Cédric studied Pharmaceuticals and Economics in Zurich.