Dr. Simeon-Dubach is the owner of medservice, biobanking consulting & service in Walchwil, Switzerland. He has been working in the biobanking field for over 15 years, focused on business development/planning, governance, standards/best practices and sustainability of biobanks, and collaboration between science and biomedical industries. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. He coaches biobankers to realize the full potential of a biobank and to be sustainable. He chairs the ISBER Standards Committee, which oversees updates to ISBER best practices and develops tools to improve and standardize modern biobanking. He is also the section editor for Biobanking Management in the journal “Biopreservation and Biobanking” and member of the editorial board of the journal “Synergy”.
Shonali is the Chief Operating Officer at In a career spanning over twenty years, Shonali Paul has built a long and impressive track record of success in high technology bioinformatics workflow solutions, strategic collaborations, developing operational strategy and directing new business initiatives from conception through execution. She has helped build the research and development center and is the key driver of the product and scientific teams. She has been extensively published in journals such as Biopreservation and Biobanking and Lab Manager and has given numerous talks at ISBER, ESBB, and Labroots. She has been a member of the marketing committee and the IT working group and is now the chair of the Member Relations Committee at ISBER, the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories.
Chris Wilkes serves as the chief commercial officer at KLATU Networks, Inc. KLATU’s newest technology TRAXXEKG™ and TRAXXScore™ is trusted by 8 of the top 10 U.S. life science companies to monitor their cold storage solutions and predict and prevent failures before they happen.
Robin is the Co-founder & CEO at Infinity BiologiX. He was previously the VP & General Manager at Brooks Life Sciences, a division of Brooks Automation Inc. He joined Brooks in 2014 as part of the FluidX acquisition (co-founder and owner) and led the Consumables and Instruments Business Unit which comprises of consumables and Instruments for sample storage workflows and Genomics and Molecular diagnostics workflows.
Dr. Dina Avery is an Assistant Professor and Regulatory Affairs Specialist for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs Program. Dr. Avery has professional experience with tissue banking, clinical research, health disparities research, community based participatory research, regulatory/compliance and program management. She has worked in the areas of cardiovascular surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, preventive medicine, oncology and biotechnology.
Mike is a Business Development Manager for Biobanking software with Modul-Bio. Originally a qualified and practising forensic scientist, he then concentrated on the software design and provision of specialist systems for the last 17 years. He has provided consultancy and training in many laboratories around the world and is based in England, UK.
Judita is an associate professor and the manager of international research cooperation and affairs at University Hospital in Pilsen and Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Czech Republic. She is involved in biobank activities at the hospital integrated biobank in Pilsen. Her main areas of interest are personalized medicine, biobanking, biomarkers and international collaboration. She is a member of editorial board EMPA Journal (European Association for Preventive, Predictive and Personalized Medicine) for biobanks and repositories.