Dr. Julia Schaft
BioRN Network e. V.
Since October 2018 Julia is Managing Director of BioRN, one of the leading biotech clusters in Germany and Europe. In 2016 she joined BioRN as a project manager for international R&D and translational initiatives in the life sciences sector. In addition she was taking on BioRN strategic business development and partnering responsibilities. In 2014 Julia relocated back to Germany from Australia and took on an administrative role at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg (Germany) building up the philanthropic fundraising program, the Friends of EMBL. After completing her PhD in molecular and developmental biology at the University of Giessen and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg (Germany) in 2002, Julia continued her scientific research on the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells at Genea Ltd in Sydney Australia, an IVF clinic with a strong focus on research and innovation in the IVF and human stem cell field. Julia then took over leadership responsibilities in scientific project management and the supervision of all of Genea’s embryo research licences.