Ulrich Betz

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Ulrich Betz

Chairman Future Insight e.V., Senior Vice President Innovation, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Ulrich Betz is Senior Vice President Innovation at Merck and Chairman of the Board of Future Insight e.V.. He has been appointed by the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany as a member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat). He is also a member of the LOEWE scientific advisory board for Hessen as well as a member of the board of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). Uli is an accomplished R&D manager with >25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry and has worked at various scientific and managerial positions at Bayer and Merck. Uli received his PhD in functional genomics and immunology from the University of Cologne, worked for his diploma thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Immunology and studied biochemistry and physiological chemistry at the University of Tübingen. He is a co-inventor of the anti-viral drugs Letermovir (Prevymis) and Pritelivir and has won several innovation awards such as the German Industry Innovation Award and two International Business Awards (Stevie Gold Awards Executive of the Year – Pharmaceuticals and Innovator of the Year). Ulrich is author and co-author of >100 publications and patents (e.g. Cell, Nature Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, Cell Reports, books).
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