Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hans Henning von Horsten

Henning von Horsten is Professor for Industrial Biomanufacturing at the Department of Engineering at HTW-Berlin and the deputy manager of the Life Science Management study programme. He is also Head of the Working Group Biotechnology at the Berlin-Brandenburg branch of the VDI Association of German Engineers and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of BioGenes GmbH, a Berlin-based full-service provider for customized immunoassay and antibody development. Before joining HTW-Berlin he held different roles in Business Development, Project- and Technology Management at ProBioGen AG, an internationally operating Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for the biopharmaceutical industry. 

In the latter role within the Cell Line Development Business Unit he was among the key inventors of ProBioGen's GlymaxXTM antibody engineering technology that was outlicensed to Boehringer-Ingelheim,Novartis, Thermo-Fisher Scientific and several other drug developers. Prof. von Horsten is co-inventor of several patents and pending patent applications and co-author of multiple publications on biomanufacturing topics. Next to his role at ProBioGen AG he completed MBA-Modules on Business Internationalization and Intellectual Property Management at the University of Potsdam. Prior to joining ProBioGen, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock, TX, USA and at the Institute for Hormone and Fertility Research at the University of Hamburg, a subsidiary of the former Schering AG. Prof. von Horsten studied Chemistry and Biology at Christiana Albertina University of Kiel and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg. 

Based on his strong expertise in biomanufacturing and his long-term industry experience in the Contract Development and Manufacturing Business, Professor von Horsten provides the students with a deep insight into the workings of the biomanufacturing industry as well as with a wealth of practically applicable knowledge and the respective theoretical foundations.