Speakers - Cambridge Symposium 2019

Janosch Achenbach

Computational Chemist


Janosch is a Bioinformatician by training and joined BASF about 6 years ago. He started working in their Molecular Modelling team supporting the early fungicide research at BASF. About three years ago they established a dedicated cheminformatics team in which he is responsible for data management, machine-learning and application development for R&D.

Michael Beckmann

Group IT – Business Account Management

Clariant International Ltd.

Michael Beckmann works for Clariant Group IT in Switzerland. Michael has a strong chemistry background and worked for more than 15 years in analytical and R&D focused labs. For the past 20 years Michael has been working for Clariant IT in different roles and responsibilities.

In his current role as an IT Business Account Manager, Michael is managing all R&D related IT requirements. 7 years ago he identified the issues resulting from a high diverse setup of applied IT tools in R&D. As a consequence and as part of the strategic alignment between IT and the R&D units, a fully-fledged requirement analysis for an ELN was conducted in 2016, and starting 2017 Clariant is about to complete the global Dotmatics ELN implementation project by end of 2020. Michael is supporting this project and takes care that the program to modernize IT in R&D leads to seamless processes, paperless workplaces, real knowledge management and a fully connected environment that is mobile enabled in order to generate more lab bench-time.

Neal Dunkinson

Head of Technical Sales


Neal plays a crucial role at SciBite, helping understand the objectives of our customers and tailoring demonstrations of our solutions to meet their needs. With an MSc in Genetic Epidemiology, Neal has been in the life sciences industry for over 15 years, gaining valuable experience building and leading teams and supporting customer relationships during various consulting, sales and analytics roles within Thomson Reuters and Dassault Systems. He’s not all work and no play, outside of the office he loves to play underwater hockey, mountain bike, snowboard or just relax playing the piano whenever he’s not being run off my feet by his children and dog.

Raquel Miranda Hoggett

Small Molecule Discovery Workflows Service Manager


Raquel Miranda Hoggett originally graduated as a computer engineer and has been managing scientific applications in the chemistry research area for over 10 years. Now as the service manager of the small molecules workflow at Roche pRED she is responsible for, among other things, the management of the electronic lab notebooks for the chemistry research group. Today she will be giving us some insights into our latest project which is focused on improving the capabilities of the existing ELN.

Steve McCoy

Business Development Manager


Steve has been a member of the go-to-market team at TetraScience for over three years, and has responsibility for sales, marketing, and business development relationships.

Hetal Patel, M.S.

Senior Scientist, Data II

AbbVie Inc.

Having been at AbbVie for almost 12 Years, Hetal is currently working as a Data Scientist. She has implemented Studies for plate-based screening and creating multiple dashboards and bioassay QC tools using Spotfire. In the past, She has spent 6 years in a high throughput screening group to design and run screens based on biochemical, Cell Based - High Content Analysis, Reporter Gene Assays, GPCR using Tetra assay for all therapeutic areas. Along with running screen she also worked on improving data analysis software with newer enhancement of the internal build software (MAPs). Hetal implemented the first Naive Biologics Library screen at AbbVie. Hetal has worked in a Dermatology group to generate data for candidate selection while bringing new technologies into the group and also worked for Abbott Vascular on Drug Eluting Stent

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