The Cube Biotech Management Team
Dr. Barbara Maertens, Managing Director: Service agreements, Sales, Human resources
Dr. Barbara Maertens studied biology and received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Cologne where she worked on the biochemical analysis of protein interactions. In 2008, she joined the research and development department at Qiagen and was responsible for protein-related product development. Subsequently, she gained knowledge in setting up protein production workflows according to GMP guidelines in the bioproduction department at Qiagen.
Dr. Roland Fabis, Managing Director: Operations, Custom product development, Logistics
Dr. Roland Fabis holds a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Muenster, where he worked on silicon-organic compounds, surface modification with silanes, and applications of these substances. Dr. Fabis joined Qiagen in 1995 to work in various positions in basic research, product development, and technology transfer, especially in the fields of magnetic particle synthesis and protein purification.
Dr. Jan Kubicek: Business Development, Laboratory management, Quality Control
Dr. Jan Kubicek holds a PhD in biology from the University of Duesseldorf/Helmholtz Research Center Juelich. He continued his work on the crystallization of membrane proteins as a post-doctoral fellow in Juelich. In 2006, he joined Qiagen where he was responsible for product development of recombinant protein expression, purification, and crystallization products. In cooperation with Prof. Joerg Labahn (now Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) at the DESY in Hamburg), he developed the Controlled in Meso Phase Crystallization (CIMP) method for the crystallization of membrane proteins.
Dr. Ute Boronowsky: Marketing
Dr. Ute Boronowsky holds a PhD in biochemistry of photosynthetic membrane proteins from the University of Bochum, Germany. After a postdoc at the department of biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), she joined QIAGEN in 2001 to work in various positions in technical support, sales, marketing, and product management for protein expression, purification, and crystallization products.