I am fascinated by problem-solving and the power of teamwork. At Red Glead Discovery (RGD), I have the privilege to experience these processes every day. Drug discovery is a perfect example of where cross-disciplinary teamwork is crucial and everyone’s contribution counts. The combination of a constant drug discovery journey and new, personal relationships with clients, partners and co-workers is really rewarding.
Responding to needs – be it projects, people, or patients, is my pride and my passion. Finding new cures is my motivation, working with others an inspiration. As a scientist, I am fuelled by curiosity and a drive to explore and understand, which forms the basis for our daily work. Developing a trusting, productive work environment for our employees, and fostering a culture of collaboration is important to me, as it clearly benefits our customers.
When I joined RGD in 2014, we were a team of eight people. Already at that time we helped our clients with every part of the pre-clinical discovery. We have grown significantly since then, and I now have the privilege of overseeing many of these efforts, helping to make sure that we have the right resources to make the greatest impact on each project.
At RGD, I get to work with very driven & skilled people with the common goal of helping our clients develop new pharmaceutical treatments. I thrive working with data-driven insights, in diverse teams with an open-minded approach to unexplored challenges. Connecting with new people and developing ideas together is what motivates me.
I choose to study chemistry because I realized this is the subject where I will learn the most about how everything works. Of course, when I read that things like quantum description of the world cannot be understood, I had to give it a try… I now realize it is all about modelling reality, not experiencing or understanding reality itself. Medicinal chemistry is a striking example where it all comes down to having good enough models.