Markus is a partner located in Basel where he plays a central role in the launch of future newcos from Versant's Ridgeline Discovery Engine.
He is a seasoned executive with deep domain knowledge of drug discovery and development, especially in the protein field. Markus most recently was CSO and a member of the management board of MorphoSys. He joined the company in 2002 and is recognized as an authority in the field of protein engineering.
Markus holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Stuttgart, Germany.