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Dr. Bernd Eisele
CEO

Dr. Leander Grode
CSO and Director Business Development

Dr. Christiane Meller
Project Manager and QAM

Dr. Steffi Hansen
Project Manager and QAM

Dr. Katharina Brett
Clinical Project Manager

Dr. Gerald P. Parzmair
Project Manager

Dr. Fabio Pisano
Project Manager

Dr. Kathrin Schulte
Clinical Project Manager

Dr. Rosalie Ridzewski
Project Manager

Dr. Inci Aydin
Project Manager

Inge Jacobi
Accounting and Controlling

Christoph Schütz
Team Assistant

Career
Open positions
Dr. Leander Grode joined VPM in May 2003 as project manager. Since April 2008 he has been responsible for Business Development and since 2013 he is Chief Scientific Officer at VPM.

He studied biology in Giessen and Frankfurt/Main with focus on cell biology and zoology. As an exchange student, he visited the University of California San Francisco in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the lab of Prof. John Watson.

He graduated in 1997 with a degree in biology at the Max-Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt/Main in the Department of Molecular Membrane Biology under Prof. Hartmut Michel. In the year 2000 he graduated as a PhD at the Max-Planck Institute of Infection Biology in the Department of Immunology under Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann. The focus of his thesis was vaccine development against tuberculosis based on live carriers, such as salmonella or mycobacterium bovis BCG.

Between 2001 and 2003 Leander Grode was the coordinator of the vaccine development group at the MPI in the Department of Immunology.
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