Biogents – Science for Your Protection –

Chi siamo

“La zanzara come trova la sua preda? Che cosa glielo impedisce?”

Per più di dodici anni il dr. Martin Geier, ed alcuni suoi colleghi, dell’Istituto di Zoologia presso l’Università di Regensburg, si sono dedicati a rispondere a questa domanda apparentemente semplice: analizzarono le fonti di odore e le sostanze più diverse, osservarono il comportamento delle zanzare in situazioni sperimentali e habitat differenti, riconobbero nel corso del tempo i fattori chiave e furono, infine, in grado di comprendere il comportamento di questi pericolosi vettori di malattie.

Uno scopo importante delle ricerche è sempre stato l’applicazione pratica dei risultati ottenuti. Nel presente caso, quindi, l’obiettivo era di sviluppare metodi sempre migliori per combattere le zanzare in modo mirato e con intelligenza. Perciò, nel 2002, il dr. Martin Geier ed il dr. Andreas Rose, suo collega, fondarono la ditta Biogents. La Biogents, con i suoi 14 dipendenti fissi, gode oggi di ottima fama.

Le attività della ditta si concentrano su due settori: lo sviluppo e la produzione di trappole per zanzare ad alta prestazione ed i servizi di consulenza riguardo sostanze attrattive per zanzare ed altri prodotti simili. Il campo di ricerca e di sviluppo rimarrà anche in futuro il fulcro della Biogents, i cui ricercatori e tecnici si dedicano a sviluppare e a incrementare continuamente sia le proprie competenze che la qualità dei prodotti.

Cliccare qui per scaricare una lista delle pubblicazioni in inglese dei nostri ricercatori > https://eu.biogents.com/wp-content/uploads/Publication-List-Biogents-Scientists.pdf

Prodotti

Circa il settore dei prodotti, la Biogents sviluppa e produce trappole brevettate per zanzare ed altri insetti ematofagi, le quali, confrontate con altri apparecchi, risultano essere molto più efficaci. Perciò la ditta attualmente è coinvolta in un progetto che testa l’impiego delle trappole Biogents nella lotta contro la dengue – progetto sovvenzionato dalla Banca Mondiale, dalla Fondazione Bill e Melida Gates e da varie Istituzioni pubbliche brasiliane.

La gamma dei prodotti Biogents spazia dagli apparecchi (BG-Sentinel) impiegati da ricercatori in tutto il mondo, da Enti sanitari ed altri professionisti alle trappole usate dai consumatori privati (BG-Mosquitaire CO2, BG-Mosquitaire e BG-GAT).

Cliccare qui per scaricare la lista degli studi scientifici sulle trappole Biogents (inglese) > https://eu.biogents.com/wp-content/uploads/Publication-List-Biogents-Mosquito-Traps.pdf

Ricerca su commissione

Nel nostro laboratorio offriamo una gamma di metodi con i quali testiamo, su commissione, l’azione di diverse sostanze repellenti: lozioni e spray anti-zanzare, tessuti particolari e prodotti simili. Diamo consulenza, ricerchiamo e sviluppiamo soluzioni su commissione oppure eseguiamo confronti di prodotti e test d’efficacia.

Grazie ai suoi validi contatti con ricercatori nel campo della chimica la Biogents è in grado di offrire l’intero sviluppo di prodotti antizanzara.

Il Team di Biogents

CONSIGLIO DI GESTIONE

Dr. Martin Geier
Direzione generale, R&S

Dr. Andreas Rose
Direzione generale, R&S

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Di più su Dr. Martin Geier

Martin Geier ha studiato Biologia presso l’Università di Regensburg e ha analizzato nelle tesi di laurea e di dottorato l’olfatto delle zanzare. Ha trascorso il periodo di post-doc al Department of Entomology all’Università di Riverside (California), dove ha concentrato la sua attenzione sull’importanza degli odori per orientamento degli insetti. Ritornato in Germania ha diretto il gruppo di ricerca sulle zanzare presso l’Istituto di Zoologia a Regensburg. Le ricerche in campo sulle zanzare hanno portato Martin Geier in Brasile.  È membro dell’ American Mosquito Control Association, e European Mosquito Control Association e dell’ Instituto di Biodiversità. Il Dr. Geier parla il tedesco e l’inglese.

Di più su Dr. Andreas Rose

Andreas Rose ha studiato Biologia presso l’Università di Regensburg e l’Università di Colorado a Boulder ed ha analizzato nelle tesi di laurea e di dottorato la cimice Triatoma infestans, vettrice di chagas. Dopo il periodo di post-doc, trascorso a Regensburg nel gruppo di ricerca sulle zanzare, ha lavorato per un produttore di oli essenziali e fitoestratti in Francia, dove era responsabile degli ambiti R&S, produzione e garanzia di qualità.  È membro della direzione della European Mosquito Control Association,  membro della Pan-African Mosquito Control Association, della Society of Vector Ecology, della European Network for Arthropod Vector Surveillance for Human Public Health, e della German Association for General and Applied Entomology. È anche membro della Comitato tedesco Esperto nazionale “Mosquitoes as Disease Vectors”, e del progetto MCD (Mosquito Contamination Device). Dr. Rose parla il tedesco, l’inglese e il francese.

Dave Avery
Direzione generale, R&S

Will Golland
Direzione generale, R&S

Di più su Dave Avery

Dave Avery has had extensive experience in senior management roles within the pest control industry. His most recent role was as president of the Curtis Gilmour group, where he was responsible for the acquisition of Agrisense and Silvandersson, integrating these businesses into the business and growing both revenue and profit of the overall group. He also managed the business through the acquisition by Pelsis. Having previously worked with Agrisense he was involved with Biogents as a supplier and supporter in the early years of the business, helping to develop trap and lure sales. He has finally joined the business in an official capacity to help drive the next stage of Biogents growth.

Di più su Will Golland

Will Golland joins the management board of Biogents with 20 years senior commercial experience in the pest control industry. Having built and developed global manufacturing businesses at Bell Laboratories and Woodstream Corporation across multiple product categories, he brings significant commercial and management experience to add to the team. Over the past two decades, he has supported change and development in the industry through work with both National and European Associations. Will is now focussed on the future progression of Biogents global sales across both professional and consumer channels. He speaks English and French.

RISORSE UMANE

Dr. Ulla Gordon
Responsabile risorse umane

Di più su Dr. Ulla Gordon

Ulla Gordon already worked at Regensburg University´s mosquito group as a student and joined the company in 2002. Her PhD thesis investigated so called “push-pull” control strategies for the yellow-fever mosquito Aedes aegypti, in particular the combination of BG-Sentinel traps with plant-derived spatial repellents. Between 2005 and 2018, Dr. Gordon was the head of Biogents´ contract research and development branch but lately took on a new, exciting challenge as our human resources manager. If you wish to apply for a job at Biogents she is the right person to contact. Despite her new tasks, she did not turn her back on science. As a member of Biogents´ internal Scientific Advisory Board she continues to consult and analyze current research projects in our scientific sector. Dr. Gordon is a member of the European and American Mosquito Control Association as well as the Society of Vector Ecology. She speaks German, English, and Portuguese.

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GESTORE DEI CONTI CHIAVE, AMAZON, GENERALE

Jennifer McCaw, M.Sc.
Direzione Vendita e Servizio Clienti

Responsabile dei conti chiave

USA

Petra Schultheiss
Responsabile dei conti chiave

America Latina & Medio Oriente

Di più su Jennifer McCaw

Jennifer McCaw ha studiato Zoologia presso l’Università di California a Santa Barbara. Per la sua tesi di laurea magistrale ha formulato per le zanzare della malaria interessanti miscele di sostanze odorose in modo che possano essere utilizzati in in certi dispositivi per la cattura di zanzare. La sua ricerca era parte del progetto MCD (Mosquito Contamination Device). Jennifer McCaw conduce le vendite e servizio clienti, organizza anche la spedizione internazionale delle nostre trappole e si rivolgono a lei i nostri rivenditori. Jennifer McCaw parla l’inglese ed il tedesco.

Di più su Petra Schultheiss

Petra Schultheiss joined our team in April 2017 after several years working for a European NGO in the field of protected areas where she was in charge of project development and membership relations. She now supports the Biogents’ sales team as Key Account Manager, making sure that our international distributors get the products and information they need. As a geographer and cultural scientist by training, she naturally has a big picture view on many subjects. This paired with her passion for traveling comes in handy when it comes to building up new markets around the globe. Mrs. Schultheiss speaks German, English, Spanish and French and understands Portuguese.

Astrid Schuhbauer, M.Sc.

Responsabile dei conti chiave

Europa & Africa

Johan Knols
Direttore generale del sud-est asiatico

Di più su Astrid Schuhbauer

Astrid Schuhbauer studied Biology at the Universities of La Rochelle, France and Vienna, Austria. Afterwards Ms. Schuhbauer gained first experience in mosquito control by identifying mosquito breeding sites in the March-Thaya wetlands in Austria and applying Bacillus thuringiensis (Bti) to suppress larval development. She joined our testing service department in April 2012 but moved on to the Biogents´ sales team in January 2018 as a key account manager for the European & African market. Ms. Schuhbauer speaks French, German, and English.

Di più su Johan Knols

After having worked in the tourism industry in Africa for many years, Johan made a switch to the world of mosquitoes end 2013. He battled malaria mosquitoes as a Field Operations Manager for the EU-sponsored ‘MCD-Project’ in Tanzania and the ‘Eavetube-Project’ sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Ivory Coast. Johan is since the beginning of 2017 working in Cambodia, where he set up an office under the name of “Biogents SEA” (Southeast Asia). His main task is to extend our network of (sales) partners in Southeast Asia and to push Biogents’ products to the next level. Johan speaks Dutch, German, English and Kiswahili.

Raphaela Reiser
Gestore e-commerce Amazon

Di più su Raphaela Reiser

Raphaela Reiser studied business economics at the University of Applied Science of Landshut and mainly focussed on marketing-/salesmanagement and Controlling.
Ms Reiser takes care of all aspects of e-Commerce on Amazon which are related to the presentation and sales of Biogents products. In her spare time, she currently studies Online Marketing at the ILS Hamburg. Ms Reiser speaks German and English and understands Italian.

NEGOZI ONLINE

Hanna Rose
Responsabile dei negozi online

Yvonne Weißflach
Assistenza clienti negozi online

Di più su Hanna Rose

Hanna Rose studied German and English linguistics at the University of Regensburg. Since 2011, she takes care of the Biogents Webshops for professionals, researchers and retail clients, in both Europe and the US. Ms. Rose organizes the dispatch of the ordered products and is the point of contact for any questions related with the online orders. She speaks German and English.

Di più su Yvonne Weißflach

Yvonne Weißflach finished an apprenticeship as an office clerk in real estate and housing business in Munich in 2001. After completion she worked in the same company in Regensburg for 15 years where she was responsible for several departments such as financial and tax department, administrative area, etc. Starting in January 2017 she now supports not only the Biogents management board but also the entire Biogents team. In 2019, she extended her professional activities and joined Biogents´ Webshops to take care of customer requests. Ms. Weißflach speaks German and English.

SERVIZIO CLIENTI

Brigida Napolitano
Servizio Clienti

Maria Nikolayczik
Servizio Clienti

Di più su Brigida Napolitano

Brigida Napolitano joined our customer care team in March 2020. She graduated in Foreign languages and International Relations in Italy. Since she moved to Regensburg, she has been working in Nature conservation for the EUROPARC Federation in the area of membership and office management. At Biogents, she works as first point of contact for the customers, managing customer requests and providing customer service and assistance with payments, billing, technical support and other general inquiries. Ms Napolitano speaks Italian (native speaker), French, English and German.

Di più su Maria Nikolayczik

Maria Nikolayczik studied International Relations and Management at OTH Regensburg. As part of her studies she spent one year in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She completed several internships in corporate environments and examined the innovative power of intercultural teams in her thesis. Most recently she worked in sales for a Tech Startup and moved on to join Biogents in April 2020 to support the Customer Care Team with full force. Ms Nikolayczik speaks German, English and Portuguese.

BIOGENTS USA

Scott Gordon

Dr. Scott Gordon
Presidente Biogents USA e scienziato senior

Di più su Dr. Scott Gordon

Scott Gordon received his PhD from Colorado State University. He has over 40 years of experience in public health entomology, and is Board Certified in Medical and Veterinary Entomology. He previously worked for the Ohio Department of Health Vector-borne Disease Unit and served as a medical entomologist in the US Army Medical Service Corps. He has conducted research on a wide range of topics in vector biology and authored or co-authored 35 publications. Dr. Gordon is a member of the Entomological Society of America, the American Mosquito Control Association, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,  Society of Vector Ecology and the European Mosquito Control Association. Dr. Gordon serves as President, Treasurer and Secretary of Biogents USA and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board. He coordinates field research studies involving Biogents products and serves as a liaison for the company to mosquito control and public health agencies, university researchers, the US Military.

CONTABILITÀ, ACQUISTI E LOGISTICA

Ingrid Wittmann
Responsabile della contabilità e degli appalti

Di più su Ingrid Wittmann

After her training as office clerk at the Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) and her training for foreign language correspondence (IHK), Ms. Wittmann switched to the chemical industry. At Bristol-Myers Squibb GmbH she worked as an export clerk and later as a personnel clerk for DSM Fine Chemicals GmbH. Since July 2012, she has worked for Biogents as our commercial assistant. Besides preparing company and finance accounting, she handles payment transactions, and is responsible for purchasing and procurement of goods. She is continuously developing and improving our merchandize management system. She coordinates the flow of goods between national and international suppliers, our production facility, warehouse, and international distributors. She organizes the logistics for import and customs. Ms. Wittmann speaks German and English.

PROGETTI DI MONITORAGGIO

Dr. Silke Göttler
Servizio clienti e monitoraggio del progetto

Di più su Dr. Silke Göttler

Silke Göttler ha studiato biologia presso l’università di Regensburg. Durante la tesi di laurea magistrale ed il suo dottorato di ricerca studiò l’endemismo criptico osservando diverse specie di crostacei decapodi. Per i suoi studi su questioni filogenetiche, filogeografiche ed ecologiche, si avvalse di analisi genetiche delle popolazioni e tecniche morfometriche. Dal 2012 lavora presso la Biogents occupandosi, fra l’altro, del servizio clienti. È persona di contatto per l’assistenza ai progetti che riguardano la lotta contro le zanzare nei giardini-bar (Biergärten), nelle cliniche, nei comuni e nei camping. Silke Göttler parla il tedesco e l’inglese.

PROGETTI DI MONITORAGGIO

Maximilian Epple, M.Sc.
Ricercatore per ricerca e sviluppo interni

Michael Weber, Dipl.-Phys.
Dipl.-Phys. – Sviluppo tecnologico

Di più su Maximilian Epple

Maximilian Epple is a state-approved biotechnical assistant and studied biology at the University of Regensburg. During his Master’s thesis at the Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry department he focused on a putative amino acid transporter in the thale cress, Arabidosis thaliana. Maximilian Epple joined Biogents internal R&D department as a research scientist in April 2018. He is responsible for the scientific part of product development such as testing and evaluating novel trapping systems, synthetic lure development and other product innovations. He speaks German and English.

Di più su Michael Weber

Michael studied Physics at the TU Clausthal-Zellerfeld and the University of Bremen, and did his thesis work in Mass Spectrometry. After completing his graduate degree, he moved to Silicon Valley where he worked for over 25 years developing instruments for the scientific and semiconductor industry. He has been awarded 15 patents. When working on a project supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Michael got hooked on mosquitoes and technology to fight them. Michael joined our team in early 2016, and is responsible for the development of optical sensors, hardware, and software for the detection and classification of mosquitoes in connection with the EU-sponsored REMOSIS project.

PROGETTI DI MONITORAGGIO

Armin Kordus, Dipl.-Ing. VT (FH)
Sviluppo del prodotto e garanzia della qualità

Farooq Tanveer
Ingegnere elettrico e ricercatore tecnico

Di più su Armin Kordus

Armin Kordus ha studiato ingegneria di processo presso l’Istituto superiore di qualificazione professionale a Regensburg. È responsabile degli aspetti tecnici durante lo sviluppo e la costruzione delle trappole. Si occupa anche della garanzia di qualità e della documentazione tecnica. Armin Kordus parla il tedesco, l’inglese, il francese ed il turco.

Di più su Farooq Tanveer

Farooq Tanveer studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) where he received his Master of Science degree. He did his master’s thesis in finding efficient and cost effective renewable energy solutions for rural areas of developing countries. After working at TUM for a while, he joined Biogents in February 2017 as Electrical Engineer to work on the development of innovative indoor and outdoor electrical products for repelling vector mosquitoes. Mr. Tanveer particularly works on embedded systems hardware and software, which includes the development of schematics and circuit diagrams, layout design, development and testing of PCB and programming & troubleshooting of microcontroller based designs (ASIC). He speaks English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi , and he is also learning German.

PROGETTI DI MONITORAGGIO

Sergej Sperling, M.Sc.
Ricerca e sviluppo a contratto: Direttore del laboratorio

Shuang Li, M.Sc.
Gestione delle zanzare

Di più su Sergej Sperling

Sergej Sperling studied biology at the University of Regensburg. In his master’s thesis, Sergej investigated a novel separation method for extracts in chemical ecology. Sergej joined Biogents in 2014 as part of the EU funded MCD (mosquito contamination device) project and was involved with the development, implementation and evaluation of new anopheline control techniques under semi-field and field conditions in Tanzania. After the completion of the project, Sergej moved to Biogents´Contract Research & Development department in 2017 and took over the role of Director in 2019. He is responsible for lab- and field investigations on the effectiveness of anti-mosquito products and is the point of contact for general questions on efficacy testing of biocidal products, especially PT 18 (Insecticides) and PT 19 (repellents). Sergej speaks English, German and Russian.

Di più su Shuang Li

Shuang Li studied Biology at the University of Regensburg. In her master´s thesis at the Biochemistry department, Shuang characterized processome submodules of the baker´s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. She joined our team in 2020 and is responsible for our mosquito breedings. Shuang speaks Mandarin, German and English.

PROGETTI DI MONITORAGGIO

Margit Lindner
Specialista in allevamento di zanzare

Di più su Margit Lindner

Margit Lindner has been in charge of Biogents mosquito breeding from the very start. She is a psychologist by profession, and we can’t say whether that is the reason she has such good rapport with mosquitoes – at any rate, we can always count on Ms Lindner to provide us with enough active and hungry female mosquitoes for our experiments at any time. Ms. Lindner speaks German and English.

MARKETING

Ingeborg Schleip, Dipl.-Biol.
Capo del marketing

Christian Müller
Marketing e design

Di più su Ingeborg Schleip

Ingeborg Schleip studied biology at the University of Regensburg. After completing her thesis in developmental biology on neurodegenerated mutants of Drosophila, she studied N- and O-Glycosylations in the Golgi of yeast with the Plant Physiology Group. After receiving training as digital publisher, she changed her focus, and followed a new path as a media designer, teacher of Biology and Chemistry, and then as marketing manager in a biotechnology company. Since April 2013, she has worked for Biogents in marketing and the field monitoring program and is now leading the marketing department. Ms. Schleip speaks German and English.

Di più su Christian Müller

Christian Müller is a trained photographer and digital publisher. After having worked for 10 years as designer in Digital Works and authoring for CD-Rom, Blu-Ray and DVD, he changed into movie-marketing. In July 2017 he joined our marketing-Team and supports us here in the areas of web, social media, video production and the creation of illustrations, picture- and printmaterial.

MARKETING

Dr. Carolin Degener
Marketing, social media e scrittura scientifica

— in congedo parentale —

Jennifer Hermann
Marketing e social media

Di più su Dr. Carolin Degener

Carolin Degener studied Biology in Regensburg and obtained her phD in Parasitology from the University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She had her first contact with Biogents during her time as an undergrad student when she worked as a test subject for our repellent tests. After three internships in our company she decided to dedicate to mosquito research and investigated yellow fever mosquito mass trapping in her master’s and phD theses. After a post-doc at Fiocruz in Rio de Janeiro where she worked in a project that developed a real-time dengue alert system for many Brazilian municipalities, she came back to Biogents in 2016. She supports the marketing team, performs data analyses of our studies and writes scientific publications. Carolin fluently speaks German, English, and Portuguese, and understands French.

Di più su Jennifer Hermann

Jennifer Hermann joined our Marketing team in September 2020. After completing an apprenticeship in business administration and sales, she worked at Deutsche Telekom before she started to study in Regensburg. Initially, she wanted to become a teacher in German and English for secondary school but switched back to business administration after a few semesters. She studied Business Economics at the OTH Regensburg and mainly focused on marketing, Employer Branding and business consulting. During her studies, she worked in marketing & PR for a tech start up and gained some knowledge in social media management, among other things. She is still passionate about tutoring, proofreading and consulting and works as a freelancer on the side. Mrs. Hermann speaks German, English and a little bit of Spanish and French.

Carlos Salvatierra Garcia
Traduzioni in spagnolo

Di più su Carlos Salvatierra Garcia

Carlos Salvatierra Garcia provides translations for keeping our Spanish documents, print material, and website uptodate for our Spanish speaking users and customers. During this process, he has become very close and familiar with the benefits of our traps and services.

MUST-HAVE

Ludwig Danner
Bidello dei biogenti

Di più su Ludwig Danner

Ludwig Danner started his career as a banker. Later he became a carpenter, and the last ten years he has been renovating apartments. He is responsible for the workshop, the usual janitorial duties, and everything else what is required. He speaks Bavarian and Standard German.

SICUREZZA

Polly
Cane da ufficio

Amy
Office dog

Olli
Office dog

Di più su Polly

Polly joined the company in 2014, shortly after she left Bucharest to settle in Regensburg. She supports the team mentally and physically and monitors all company-related activities with great enthusiasm, especially during lunch breaks. Polly understands different languages – if it suits her – and is a member of the ESDA (European Street Dog Association).

Di più su Amy

A long office day can only be survived in yoga position.

Di più su Olli

Olli is living proof that our mosquito traps and pets are compatible.