The World of RNA -
Translation of Basic Research to RNA Therapeutics

Stadthaus Ulm
December 1, 2022


Dear colleagues and friends,

We would like to invite you to the joint event of the BioPharma Cluster South Germany and the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)!

With this event we would like to bridge the gap between basic university research in the field of RNA and industrial research and application. In addition, we would like to discuss opportunities and challenges in the manufacturing of New Biologic Modalities incl RNA therapeutics.

Moreover, we offer participants including young scientists the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with Executives of the BioPharma Cluster.

We would be pleased to welcome you on December 1st at the “Stadthaus” in Ulm and look forward to an inspiring meeting!

Uwe Bücheler
(Senior Advisor Biopharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim; Chairman of the Board BioPharma Cluster South Germany)


13:00 - 14:30
From Basic Research to RNA Therapeutics

Lennart Randau /Philipps-Universität Marburg
The diversity of non-coding RNA functions

Mark Helm /Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
RNA modifications in medicinal RNA

Dierk Niessing /Universität Ulm
A molecule with multiple faces: RNA as cause of diseases, as drug target, and as therapeutic tool

14:30 - 15:30
BNT162b2 – An Innovative Vaccination Platform

Tilman Friedland /BioNTech, Mainz
Chances and Development Potentialities of BNT162b2

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00
Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Manufacturing Challenges

Uwe Bücheler /Senior Advisor Biopharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim

Christiane Bardroff /Senior Vice President Client Program Management, Rentschler Biopharma
Michael Thiele /Teva Biotech
Jörg Zimmermann /Vice President Vetter Development Service, External Affairs
Kristin Thiele /Manager Molecular Science and Cell Line Technology, Sartorius Stedim Cellca
Tilman Friedland /BioNTech

17:00 - 18:00
Career Roundtable

Speed Dating with Biopharma Cluster Companies (Rentschler Biopharma, Teva, Vetter, Sartorius, Boehringer Ingelheim) - exclusive opportunity for Postdocs, PhD students and graduates (with master degree) to exchange ideas with executives from industry

from 18:00 on

Networking & Fingerfood



The registration is closed.

For late registrations, please email the meeting sectreariat and ask about your options.

Registration fees include admission, coffee breaks and fingerfood and beverages during the networking.
Participants are expected to book and pay for their own accommodation and travel expenses.

Registration fees:

Industry      - 300 €
Academia    - 100 €

There will be 50 registrations at a special price of 30 € for PhD students or graduates with a recently completed master's degree or who are currently studying for their Master's degree (proof required, allocation on a first come first served basis).



Participants are expected to book and pay for their own accommodation and travel expenses.

We recommend booking via online portals such as or

Covid 19

We will apply the Corona rules of the state of Baden-Württemberg in effect at the time of the meeting.



Stadthaus Ulm
Münsterplatz 50
Office: Münsterplatz 2
89073 Ulm

How to get there?


Organization & Contact


BioPharma Cluster
South Germany e.V.

Olgastr. 95-101
89073 Ulm

Phone: +49 731 173225


Meeting Secretariat

Gesellschaft für Biochemie
und Molekularbiologie e.V.

Mörfelder Landstr. 125
60598 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 660567-0