Dr. Dirk Vollenbroich
Managing Director and founder of Minerva Biolabs GmbH

He studied biotechnology at the Beuth University and acquired a doctorate in biochemistry from the Technical University of Berlin. He gained invaluable experience within the field of molecular diagnostics during his research work at the Robert Koch Institute and at the Louisiana State University Medical Center. He leads the company since its inception in 1999.

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Nicola Schulte
Head of Sales and Administration

Nicola is responsible for Sales and all administrative matters of the company. She owns a strong background in financial affairs, international shipping, dangerous goods handling.

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Dr. Adrian Mehlitz
Head of Product Development

He studied medical biotechnology at the Technical University in Berlin and obtained the doctor's degree in Biotechnology from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin. He collected his experiences in the field of molecular and microbiological diagnostics during his time at Robert-Koch-Institute and Max-Planck-Institute in Berlin  and at the Julius Maximilians University in Würzburg. He is leading the department of product development since mid-2016.

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Dr. Nico Ruf
Head of Production

Dr. Ruf graduated in biotechnology at the TU Berlin. He received his PhD in molecular genetics and gained substantial expertise in DNA and RNA based analyses. He did his postdoc in the laboratory of developmental genetics and imprinting at the renowned Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK.
In 2012, he changed from academia to biotech industry, where he worked as laboratory director for a service provider of molecular genetic analyses. Dr. Ruf joined Minerva Biolabs in October 2014.

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Julia Hillebrand

Julia acquired her professional qualifications through education as a biological-technical assistant at the Lette-Verein in Berlin and years of collaboration in the production and quality control department in our company. After studying business administrations Julia became responsible for the management of our national and international partners in 2013. She is the first contact for all re-sales inquiries.

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