Transforming Science Day: Europe 

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Discover what makes innovation at Boehringer Ingelheim different. Join us in London, or virtually, to hear our R&D executive leaders and partners talk about how our deep-rooted, innovation-led mindset has contributed to developing one of the most diverse pipelines in the industry.

When: October 2, 2023, from 13:00 to 17:00 BST

Where: The Francis Crick Institute (London) or virtually via LinkedIn Live


At Boehringer Ingelheim's second Transforming Science Day,  discover how we cultivate first-in-class science, fueled by a passion for identifying and addressing the areas of greatest unmet patient need. Don’t miss the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about our research areas of focus and holistic approach to external innovation
  • Listen to our R&D leadership, together with outstanding external guests, discuss some of healthcare and science’s biggest challenges today
  • Experience our foundational culture and innovation mindset, first-hand
  • Connect with our senior R&D leaders in a one-of-a-kind networking experience
  • Meet our amazing Talent Acquisition team, ready to share exciting professional opportunities that are centered around collaboration and empowerment.

Register to attend the event in person at The Francis Crick Institute here, or to join virtually on LinkedIn Live click here

Michael Pairet_Transformation Science Day 2023

The magic driving innovation at Boehringer Ingelheim

"Breakthrough discoveries are driven by visionary thinkers and great teams who share the passion to bring breakthrough therapies to address unmet patient needs. When we come together, we can create things that are greater than each of us individually.”  

Transforming Science Day is an event developed and funded by Boehringer Ingelheim.



1:00 – 1:15

Trailblazing innovation

Michel Pairet - Head of Innovation Unit, Board of Managing Directors

1:15 – 1:35

‘It takes a village’: A holistic approach to external innovation

Detlev Mennerich - Global Head of Business Development & Licensing

Sebastian Kreuz - Executive Director, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Florian Montel - Head of Open Science

Mark Petronczki - Global Head of Research Beyond Borders

Guest speaker: Christian Rohlff, CEO, Oxford BioTherapeutics

1:35 – 1:50

Tackling a global health issue: Cardio-renal-metabolic diseases

Søren Tullin - Global Head of CardioMetabolic Diseases Research

Waheed Jamal - Global Head of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine

Guest speaker: Belma Malanda, NCD Expert and Co-Lead author of the WHF Roadmap on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases among people living with diabetes

1:50 – 2:05

Taking on the fight against inflammatory and respiratory diseases: Aspiring to meet the evolving needs of patients

Carine Boustany - US Research Site Head, Global Head of Immunology & Respiratory

Clive Wood - Global Head of Discovery Research

Guest speaker: Steve Jones, Chair, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis (UK); President, European Pulmonary Fibrosis Federation (EU-PFF)

2:05 – 2:20

Break and networking (on-site participants), talent acquisition discussion (virtual participants)

2:20 – 2:35

Cancer: It’s personal

Darryl McConnell - Research Site Head Austria

Lamine Mbow - Global Head of Cancer Immunology & Immune Modulation

Vittoria Zinzalla - Global Head of Oncology Translational Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology

2:35 – 2:50

On a personal note: Precision psychiatry and digital technology

Hugh Marston - Global Head of CNS Diseases

Christoph von der Goltz - Associate Head of Medicine, CNS, Retinopathies & Emerging Areas

Guest speaker: Steven Williams, Professor of Neuroimaging, King’s College London 

2:50 – 3:10 

Eyes on vision loss

Ulrike Graefe-Mody - Global Head Retinal Health

Heiko Niessen - Global Therapeutic Area Head Translational Medicine Retinal Health

Guest speaker: Euan S. Thomson, President of ZEISS Ophthalmology 

3:10 – 3:25 

AI and big data: More than a numbers game

Jan Jensen - Global Head of Computational Biology & Digital Sciences

3:25 – 3:40 

A sustainable approach to R&D

Uli Roth - Global Head of Development

Xiaorong He - Site Head Development US, Head of Global Development Science

Frank Roschangar - Highly Distinguished Research Fellow, Sustainability

3:40 – 4:00 


Michel Pairet - Head of Innovation Unit, Board of Managing Directors / All

4:00 – 4:55 



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