Support Team

Yvonne Steinrock

Yvonne Steinrock

Operations

Yvonne is a hotel manager by training, and during her entire career, people and their needs have been the focus of her attention.

At BioMed X, Yvonne is in charge of operations: with a strong passion for organizing, she sees it as her personal goal to create a work environment that keeps bureaucracy lean and allows her colleagues to concentrate on groundbreaking research in the lab.

Before joining BioMed X, Yvonne was office and events manager at BioRN Cluster Management where she first got in touch with the field of biotechnology.

Julia Petzold

Julia Petzold

Executive Assistant to the Management

Julia supports Ann and Yvonne in any area. She manages and maintains the appointments and also arranges and co-ordinates meetings and events. With her attention to detail and accuracy, Julia takes care of the administration at BioMed X.

Julia is an industrial management assistant by training. Before she joined BioMed X she was working for a pharmaceutical parallel importer.

Ursula Volk

Ursula Volk

Accounting

Ursula Volk takes care of accounting and human resources. Together with Yvonne, she guides employees through administrative tasks: insurance, official registration, travel expenses – no task is too difficult to cope with. Especially for people who have just begun working at BioMed X, Ursula offers help in finding a way through the administrative jungle. With her cheerful nature, she makes people feel welcome in Heidelberg.

Ursula is further responsible for accurate bookkeeping and financial reporting. Since she is experienced in complex accounting systems, she knows how to manage a growing number of research teams and sponsors.

Ursula is a financial accountant by training. Before she moved to the Heidelberg area she lived in various places in Germany and also in the USA.

Steen Sörensen

Steen Sörensen

IT

Steen is responsible for IT at BioMed X. He takes care of the IT needs and wishes of his colleagues and maintains the network, server infrastructure and backup environment.

Before moving to Germany, he lived in Denmark and worked in various financial departments, finally combining financial aspects with his passion for IT. During the last 16 years he worked for a large international transport company and managed their network infrastructure and server environment.

With an initial background outside IT and 20 years of experience in information technology, Steen knows the demands of a well-functioning IT landscape, which serves the user and their business day.

Cornelia Wirth

Cornelia Wirth

Lab Manager

Cornelia is a biological technical assistant by training. In the BioMed X Support Team, she takes care of purchasing and general lab management.

She joined BioMed X in 2014 as a research associate in the research group Metabolism and Signaling in Cancer (MSC), where she supported all team members in their experimental work (primarily cloning as well as various molecular biological techniques).

Prior to her engagement at BioMed X Conny worked as a biological technical assistant at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg from 2005 until 2014.