Dr. Tanja Rosenmund

Dr. rer. nat.
Establishment and management of the Berlin SPARK program
Berlin Institute of Health. BIH Innovations


Tanja Rosenmund CV

Work Experience

06-2019 page2image3735328present

Team Leadership Validation Fund / SPARK-BIH

Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany

— Support of academic teams from the life- sciences to translate their biomedical invention into new solutions, products and therapies that benefit patients and society
— Evaluation, selection and supervision of translational projects
— Budget responsibility (2.0 Mio €/y)
— Leading a team of six members
09-2015 page2image3749056present

Program Manager SPARK-BIH

Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany

The SPARK program advances academic discoveries from laboratory to patient care.

— Establishment and management of the first European SPARK program as a satellite of SPARK-Stanford and part of the SPARK Global network.
— Support in building up SPARK at other European institutions
— Implementation of an annual call for proposals
— Recruitment and evaluation of bench-to- bedside projects
— Recruitment of business and legal experts and buildup of coaching network to support academic projects
— Milestone-based funding, mentoring and networking of scientists with industry and business experts
— Establishment of structured teaching formats on translation and entrepreneurship
— Implementation and organization of various events (pitching events, annual SPARK global meeting, project meetings)
07-2009 page2image371556809-2015

Postdoctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant

Charité University Medicine Berlin and NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence, Berlin, Germany

— Research in Neurophysiology to understand basic mechanism of neuron-to-neuron communication in the central nervous systems

— Lab Management and teaching of medical students

— Mentoring of Master and PhD students. — Organization of public outreach

03-2004 07 – 2009

Postdoctoral Researcher

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

— From fly to mice: Creating knockout mouse models for proteins identified in the fruit fly with implications for synapse function in human health and disease

07-2002 page2image374177602-2004

Postdoctoral Researcher

Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

— Development of applications for super- resolution imaging in Neurobiology under the supervision of Nobel laureate Prof. Dr. Stefan Hell

6-1997 page2image370475211-1998

Research assistant

University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany


01-1999 06-2002

PhD (Dr. rer. nat,) studies at the Max-Planck- Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and the Max-Planck-Institute for molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden

10-1991 page3image376840004-1997

Studies of Biology with a focus on Cell Biology, Immunology and Genetics at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

1994 page3image37330401995

Studies of Biology at the University of Glasgow, UK (Erasmus Stipend)



Geschwister-Scholl-Schule, Melsungen, Germany