Dr. Josef Scheiber

Dr. Josef Scheiber is the Founder and Managing Director of BioVariance, which he grew from a one-man company to a 26-people organization within a bit less than three years. He holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Data Analytics from the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Würzburg in Germany and a MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Regensburg.

Josef gained Big Pharma experience in three different countries. As a Postdoc at Novartis in Cambridge/MA/USA he worked on computational elucidation of adverse drug reactions and then took a Lab-Head position at Novartis in Basel/Switzerland where he was deeply involved with large-scale text mining projects of biomedical data. The next step was a position at Roche in Penzberg/Germany where Josef was responsible for multidisciplinary, multinational informatics projects interfacing oncology and translational research. Also, he was a member of the global leadership team for Disease & Translational Informatics at Roche.

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