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Next up is our Co-Founder, People Connector and Business Developer:

Alex von Minckwitz

As a (life) scientist, Alex believes that we hold the key to saving the future of our planet already in our hands. Having grown up in the 90s with Gene Roddenberry’s hopeful notion that knowledge, teamplay and determination can overcome the odds, Alex is now fighting for the global transition to a sustainable bioeconomy.

Having worked in the biotech industry on metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and sequencing, in a sense, his career has always been “powered by DNA”. Alex believes in life-long learning and thus constantly challenged himself in technical, sales and leadership roles for companies like GATC and Twist Bioscience. He considers himself a big picture thinker and a people connector.

As an entrepreneur, Alex believes in approaching people and challenges with empathy and respect. By co-founding SimplexDNA, he takes joy in growing a company that is making a difference and will have a lasting positive impact on the planet.

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Today we introduce our Lab Leader and Chief of Operations:

Dr. Elvira Mächler!

Elvira is a molecular ecologist with extensive know-how in aquatic environments gained during her PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). She always wanted to become a taxonomist with the ability to identify species by their morphological features. However, during her master thesis in 2013 she worked for the first time with environmental DNA and was fascinated by the opportunity this novel application brings and immersed herself into molecular methods.

In her research interests, she was always driven by the practical application of her scientific knowledge which led her now to the path of entrepreneurship. At SimplexDNA, Elvira uses her profound experience in field, experimental, and laboratory work to plan and execute projects with customers and partners.

The pursuit of sustainability and social impact are the main drivers for her motivation. She believes that SimplexDNA can contribute to the conservation of the compelling biodiversity which she enjoys much in her free time spent outdoors.

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SimplexDNA is proud to announce a new phase of our partnership with the Climate Collective. Thanks to a Builder Grant, SimplexDNA is ready to further develop and review our "Proof-of-Life" protocol with the ReFi community

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