Biogents – Science for Your Protection –

Qui sommes-nous?

„Comment un moustique repère sa proie? Et qu’est-ce qu’il l’en empêche?”

La réponse à cette question simple en apparence est le sujet de prédilection du Dr. Martin Geier et ses collègues de l’institut de zoologie de l’université de Ratisbonne. Pendant plus de 12 années de recherche, ils ont analysé les odeurs et substances les plus diverses, observé le comportement des moustiques dans différentes expériences en laboratoire et dans la nature. Ils ont déterminé au fur et à mesure les facteurs clés du comportement des moustiques permettant de toujours mieux comprendre ces porteurs de maladies dangereuses.

Ces recherches sont principalement motivées par l’aspect pratique des résultats obtenus, à savoir le développement de méthodes plus efficaces et plus spécifiques pour la lutte contre les moustiques. C’est dans ce but que Dr Geier et son collègue Dr. Rose ont créé l’entreprise Biogents qui a maintenant 27 employés et dont la réputation n’est plus à faire.

Nos activités s’étendent sur deux domaines : d’abord le développement et la production de pièges à moustiques hautement performant ensuite le service aux entreprises leur permettant de tester des répulsifs ou autres produits anti-moustiques. La recherche et le développement reste la priorité de Biogents: Nos scientifiques et ingénieurs développent et optimisent sans arrêt nos produits.

Cliquez ici pour télécharger la liste en anglais des publications de nos scientifiques (Anglais) > https://eu.biogents.com/wp-content/uploads/Publication-List-Biogents-Scientists.pdf

Nos produits

Biogents développe et produit des pièges brevetés contre les moustiques et autres insectes hématophages. Ces pièges présentent une capacité de capture bien plus importante que d’autre construction disponible sur le marché. C’est pourquoi, l’efficacité des pièges Biogents est aussi étudiée dans le cadre de la lutte contre la dengue. Un projet soutenu par la banque mondiale, la fondation Bill & Melinda Gates et l’Etat brésilien.

La diversité des produits Biogents englobe maintenant aussi bien des pièges utilisés dans le monde entier par les scientifiques, les professionnels de santé et autres spécialistes (BG-Sentinel) que des pièges pour le consommateur final (BG-Mosquitaire CO2, BG-Mosquitaire et BG-GAT).

Cliquez ici pour télécharger la liste des publications scientifiques utilisant les pièges Biogents (Anglais) > https://eu.biogents.com/wp-content/uploads/Publication-List-Biogents-Mosquito-Traps.pdf

Services aux entreprises

Notre „espace laboratoire“ offre un large éventail de méthodes permettant de tester et d’analyser différents répulsifs et produits anti-moustiques comme les sprays, les lotions, les textiles spéciaux, les produits répulsifs agissant à distance ou d’autre produits comparables. Biogents vous conseille, teste vos produits et vous accompagne dans leur développement. Nous effectuons aussi des comparaisons entre les produits et pouvons conduire des tests fournissant des preuves d’efficacités.

L’équipe de Biogents se compose de

CONSEIL D’ADMINISTRATION

Dr. Martin Geier
Gérant

Dr. Andreas Rose
Gérant

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En savoir plus sur Dr. Martin Geier

Martin Geier a étudié la biologie à l’université de Ratisbonne. Pour son diplôme de fin d’étude et sa thèse de doctorat, il mène des recherches sur le sens olfactif des moustiques. Il est ensuite chercheur post doctorant dans le département d’entomologie de l’université de Californie à Riverside où il se spécialise dans l’orientation olfactive des insectes. Après son retour en Allemagne, il devient directeur du groupe de travail sur les moustiques à l’institut de zoologie de l’université de Ratisbonne. De nombreuses recherches in natura l’on également mené au Brésil. Il est membre de l’AMCA (American Mosquito Control Association), de l’EMCA (European Mosquito Control Association) et de l’institut pour la biodiversité. Dr. Geier parle allemand et anglais.

En savoir plus sur Dr. Andreas Rose

Andreas Rose a étudié la Biologie à Ratisbonne et à l’université du Colorado à Boulder. Son diplôme de fin d’étude et son doctorat sont dédiés au comportement du Vinchuca (Triatoma infestans). Après son Post-Doc dans le laboratoire à moustiques de l’université de Ratisbonne, il travaille pour un producteur français d’huiles essentielles et d’extraits de plantes. Il est chargé de la recherche et du développement des produits comme de leur production et contrôle qualitatif. Il est membre du directoire de l’EMCA (European Mosquito Control Association),  membre de la PAMCA (Pan-African Mosquito Control Association), de la SOVE (Society of Vector Ecology), ainsi que du réseau (European Network for Arthropod Vector Surveillance for Human Public Health) et de la (Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie). De plus, il est membre actif du projet MCD (Mosquito Contamination Device) financé par l’Union européenne. Il est aussi membre de German National Expert Committee “Mosquitoes as Disease Vectors”. Dr. Rose parle allemand, anglais et français.

Dave Avery
Gérant

Will Golland
Gérant

En savoir plus sur 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.

En savoir plus sur 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.

RESSOURCES HUMAINES

Dr. Ulla Gordon
Responsable des ressources humaines

En savoir plus sur 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.

VENTES

GESTIONNAIRE DES COMPTES CLÉS, AMAZON, GÉNÉRAL

Jennifer McCaw, M.Sc.
Responsable des ventes et des relations clients

Responsable des comptes clés

USA

Petra Schultheiss
Responsable des comptes clés

Amérique latine & Moyen-Orient

En savoir plus sur Jennifer McCaw

Jennifer McCaw a étudié la Zoologie à l’université University of California in Santa Barbara et effectua son Master en sciences à l’université de Regensburg. Dans son mémoire de master, elle mets au point des mélanges odorants qui pourront être utilisées comme attractant dans le projet européen MCD (Mosquito Contamination Device). Elle dirige le service des ventes ainsi que le service clientèle. Elle organise l’envoi international des pièges et est notre contact pour les distributeurs du monde entier. Jennifer McCaw parle anglais et allemand.

En savoir plus sur Petra Schultheiss

Petra Schultheiss complète notre équipe depuis Avril 2017 après avoir travaillé plusieurs années pour la fédération EUROPARC représentant les espaces naturels protégés d’Europe. Elle soutient l’équipe Biogents en tant que Key Account Manager et veille à ce que nos distributeurs internationaux recoivent les produits et les informations dont ils ont besoin. Géographe et anthropologue, Petra a une vision globale des choses et du monde. En plus de sa passion des voyages, ces atouts s’avèrent positif pour l’établissement de nouveaux marchés dans le monde entier. Petra parle allemand, anglais, espagnol et français et comprend le portugais.

Astrid Schuhbauer, M.Sc.
Responsable des comptes clés

Europe & Afrique

Johan Knols
Directeur général pour l’Asie du Sud-Est

En savoir plus sur 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 and African market. Ms. Schuhbauer speaks French, German, and English.

En savoir plus sur 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
Responsable du commerce électronique Amazon

En savoir plus sur 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.

MAGASINS EN LIGNE

Hanna Rose
Responsable des boutiques en ligne

Yvonne Weißflach
Magasins en ligne – Assistance à la clientèle

En savoir plus sur 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.

En savoir plus sur 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.

SOINS AUX CLIENTS

Brigida Napolitano
Service à la clientèle

Maria Nikolayczik
Service à la clientèle

En savoir plus sur 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.

En savoir plus sur 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
Président de Biogents USA et scientifique principal

En savoir plus sur 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.

COMPTABILITÉ, ACHATS ET LOGISTIQUE

Ingrid Wittmann
Responsable de la comptabilité et des marchés publics

En savoir plus sur 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.

LE SUIVI DES PROJETS

 

Dr. Silke Göttler
Service à la clientèle et suivi des projets

En savoir plus sur Dr. Silke Göttler

Silke Göttler a étudié la biologie à l’université de Ratisbonne. Elle consacre sa maîtrise et son doctorat à diverses espèces de crustacés décapodes endémiques. Son travail utilise des techniques de génétiques des populations comme morphométriques et répond à des questions phylogénétiques, phylogéographiques et écologiques. Depuis 2012, Silke travaille au laboratoire et s’occupe de l’élevage des moustiques ainsi que de la réalisation d’une partie des tests sur textiles et repulsifs. Silke Göttler parle allemand et anglais.

RECHERCHE ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DE PRODUITS

Maximilian Epple, M.Sc.
Chercheur pour la recherche et le développement interne

Michael Weber, Dipl.-Phys.
Dipl.-Phys. – Développement de la technologie

En savoir plus sur 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.

En savoir plus sur 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.

Armin Kordus, Dipl.-Ing. VT (FH)
Développement de produits et assurance qualité

Farooq Tanveer
Electrical Engineer & Technical Researcher

En savoir plus sur Armin Kordus

Armin Kordus studied Process Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences of Regensburg. He is responsible for design and engineering in the development of the Biogents mosquito traps, their quality assurance, and technical documentation. Mr. Kordus speaks German, English, French, and Turkish.

En savoir plus sur 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.

RECHERCHE CONTRACTUELLE ET GESTION DES MOUSTIQUES

Sergej Sperling, M.Sc.
R&D contract: Laboratory director

Shuang Li, M.Sc.
Gestion des moustiques

En savoir plus sur 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.

En savoir plus sur 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.

Margit Lindner
Spécialiste de la reproduction des moustiques

En savoir plus sur 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.
Chef du marketing

Christian Müller
Marketing et design

En savoir plus sur 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.

En savoir plus sur 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.

Dr. Carolin Degener
Marketing, médias sociaux et rédaction scientifique

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Jennifer Hermann
Marketing et médias sociaux

En savoir plus sur 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.

En savoir plus sur 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
Traductions en espagnol

En savoir plus sur 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.

Ludwig Danner
Concierge des biogènes

En savoir plus sur 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.

Polly
Chien de bureau

Amy
Chien de bureau

Olli
Chien de bureau

En savoir plus sur 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).

En savoir plus sur Amy

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

En savoir plus sur Olli

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