Dorothea is a pharmacist with more than 20 years of experience in research, development, manufacturing and supply of pharmaceutical products. She received her PhD from the University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany.
While with Novartis, she led manufacturing sites in Switzerland, Germany and Ireland. A highlight in her career was the build-up and operational launch of the first commercial Cell & Gene manufacturing facility for Novartis in Europe.
In 2020, Dorothea moved on to Tigen Pharma, a Swiss biotech company in cell therapies to cure cancer. Tigen is a disruptive catalyst, combining a unique culture with a multidisciplinary set of clinical and technical capabilities and a long-term perspective to benefit patients and society. Dorothea is a firm believer in cross-cultural and -functional teams going beyond the beaten industry track.