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Peter Nollert

  • PhD
  • Business Director
  • Bio Data Bridges
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Vice President Emerald Bio October 2013 – October 2014 (1 year 1 month) • Set up and headed the membrane protein science practice at Beryllium (a structural biology contract research organization) • Formed team with outstanding scientific and technical capabilities • Business development and sales • Established collaborative research efforts with drug discovery organizations • Transitioned from service provider to consultative solution business model CTO @ Emerald Bio January 2012 – October 2013 (1 year 10 months) • Managed software product development, roadmap and business case • Due diligence on laboratory information management software systems • Formulation production operations management and contract manufacturing organization • Manage outsourced projects (reagent analysis) • Supported divestitures of consumables and instruments/software business units • Maintained and transferred intellectual property estate Director of Membrane Protein Technologies @ Emerald BioStructures January 2010 – February 2012 (2 years 2 months) • Membrane Protein Structure Determination (GPCRs, ABC-transporters) • Membrane protein crystallization research and technology development • IP, projects, marketing and business development Director of Emerald BioSystems @ Emerald BioSystems March 2006 – January 2010 (3 years 11 months) • Managing operations, research & development and business development activities in the structural proteomics marketplace • Managing and executing Sales and Marketing, supervising and training new employees • Managing intellectual property portfolio • Overseeing product development (crystal imaging, crystallization tools development) • Managing and hands-on membrane protein crystallization research (GPCRs) Sr. Research Scientist @ deCODE biostructures January 2002 – February 2006 (4 years 2 months) • Hands-on membrane protein structural biology research and development (expression, purification and crystallization; GPCRs) • Technology development in the area of crystallization robotics, microfluidics and optical polarization microscopy • Carrying out grant funded basic research and product development driven research (SBRI grant) • Managing contract research structural biology projects • Laboratory work: protein engineering, purification, crystallization, binding assay • Business development worldwide Postdoc @ UCSF January 1999 – December 2001 (3 years) • Crystallization, structure determination and function of the E.coli glycerol channel GlpF • Development of a high-throughput micro-technology for protein crystallization • X-ray diffraction experiments at SSRL, ALS, NLS, ESRF • Quantitative crystallization theory Postdoc @ Stanford University January 1999 – April 2001 (2 years 4 months) • Crystallization of the beta2 adrenergic receptor in lipidic cubic phases Postdoc @ Biocenter Basel 1997 – 1998 (1 year) • Membrane protein crystallization in Lipidic Cubic Phases

Recent publications

  • The plug-based nanovolume Microcapillary Protein Crystallization System (MPCS)

    • Gerdts C
    • Elliott M
    • Lovell S
    • et al.
  • Crystallization in cubo: General applicability to membrane proteins

    • Chiu M
    • Nollert P
    • Loewen M
    • et al.

Professional experience

Business Director

Bio Data Bridges

October 2014 - Present

Research Scientist, Director, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President

Emerald BioSystems - Emerald BioStructures - deCODE - Emerald Bio - Beryllium

January 2002 - October 2014(13 years)


Dr. rer. nat

Max Planck Institute for Biology

August 1993 - July 1997(4 years)

Dip. Biochem.

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

April 1987 - May 1993(6 years)


Co-authors (76)

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