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

Henning von Horsten is the Deputy Director of the MBA&E in Life Science Management programme at HTW Berlin and a member of the selection committee.

He is a professor of Industrial Bioengineering with a focus on the GMP-compliant manufacturing of biopharmaceutical drug substances derived from animal cell culture and a Principal Investigator for joint research projects with partners from industry supported by the Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises with funds provided by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Before joining HTW-Berlin he held different roles in Business Development as well as 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 several major drug developers. Prof. von Horsten is co-inventor of several patents and pending patent applications and co-author of multiple publications on biomanufacturing topics. He serves as an associate editor on the editorial board of Bioengineering and is also a consultant to and serves on the advisory board of BioGenes GmbH, a full-service provider for customized immunoassay and antibody development.Prior to joining ProBioGen, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry 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 industry as well as with a wealth of practically applicable knowledge and the respective theoretical foundations.