ESGCT would like to express its sadness and dismay at the loss of Dr. Manfred Schmidt. Manfred passed away on 13th January 2022, age 54. We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
Dr. Manfred Schmidt was a pioneer in the gene and cell therapy field, with more than 25 years experience in the sector. He was the Co-Founder and CEO of GeneWerk GmbH, based in Heidelberg, Germany. His most recent academic role was the Section Head of Molecular and Gene Therapy at the German Cancer Research Center, also part of the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg, Germany.
Manfred obtained his doctoral degree from University of Freiburg, and a Diploma degree in Biology in University Hohenheim, Germany. He authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications in international high-impact journals.... MORE