Yvonne is hotel manager by training, and during her entire career, people and their needs have been the focus of her attention.
Before Yvonne joined the BioMed X Innovation Center in 2013, she was office and events manager at BioRN Cluster Management (2009-2013). During this period, on top of working as an office manager for the management team, she had the pleasure and the excitement of organizing great events, such as the BioRN Annual Conferences, the 2nd Annual Conference of the German Israeli Life Science Committee, which took place in Heidelberg, or the 7th Annual Conference of the Technopolicy Network and many more; she was also part of the project teams for the Health Axis Europe Accelerator and the TiE International Business Plan Competition.
At BioMed X, Yvonne takes care of the facility’s operational side. This involves her in developing and implementing administrative processes and infrastructure, program management, BioMed X boot camps, and relocation of new staff members, and she is generally responsible for the daily operations.
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 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.