Afitap Derya Köprülü-Rössl, PhD, zJPM

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CV overview:

Afitap Derya Köprülü-Rössl brings extensive life sciences research and project management experience to the biolution team. She is a highly skilled communicator adept at finding solutions to problems and maximising potential in a team environment.

At biolution Derya is responsible for project management and communication, bringing impactful solutions or promoting harmonious collaboration as required. She enables the smooth day-to-day running of EU funded cooperative research projects with particular emphasis on resolving legal and financial issues. She sees her scientific education and background in research as great strengths in understanding and implementing the needs of clients from both the academic and industrial sectors.

Derya studied biology, with a specialisation in genetics/microbiology at the University of Vienna (Austria). She completed her diploma thesis on behavioural genetics under the supervision of Barry Dickson at IMBA and IMP. Derya obtained her PhD in immunology from the Medical University of Vienna under the supervision of Wilfried Ellmeier. Derya then transitioned into project management and science communication obtaining an IPMA-approved certification from Project Management Austria.

For biolution Derya has been project manager for a number of EU funded cooperative research projects (both H2020 and FP7 framework programmes).

“There are no problems, only opportunities for creative solutions”