DR. PHILIPP NOLD, studied Biology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany and holds a PhD in the same field from the University of Marburg. His diploma thesis about the development of a hematopoietic stem cell niche in a microbioreactor laid the foundation of his knowledge in stem cell biology and cultivation. During his PhD studies at University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg, he successfully established the cultivation of mesenchymal stem cells in a bioreactor in a standardized GMP-conform manner. Based on his work, a manufacturing permit for the utilization of these cells as a therapeutic agent was applied for successfully. In December 2017 Dr. Nold joined the Eppendorf Bioprocess Center as an Infield Application Specialist for stem cells. As part of this, he supports colleagues and customers worldwide with his expertise in stem cell bioprocessing and applications.