At 17 Alex had and run his own small business, coordinating all activities from supplier management to hiring and training staff to client acquisition and financial planning. Then he decided to take on new challenges, graduating on a technical training in Chemistry, and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in Brazil, pursuing internships in molecular biology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical technology, and cosmetic development.
This was followed by a 3-years hands-on master’s degree in biotechnology in an interdisciplinary project connected to microbiology and nanotechnology at an internationally renowned vaccine-producer institute in Sau Paulo. At that time, he started teaching different languages, which contributed to developed more the presentation skills and intercultural competencies.
On moving to Germany, he pursued a PhD in pharmaceutical technology and moving between Brazil and Germany afterwards while teaching, contributing to different projects and coordinating a scientific book project with a team of scientists across 10 countries and working as a communication instructor for scientific topics and assisting in patent disputes.
Again in the lab, he worked on molecular diagnostics and took a project manager role where he contributed to advance research creation and implementation within the framework of the Horizon Europe project from the European Commission to advance therapies for cancer, HIV, arteriosclerosis, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Lastly, he has been busy with the edition of a new scientific book for a world-class publisher while performing a role as consultant for the life science industry, taking part in regional, continental, and global projects in computerized system validation, data integrity, among others.
Alex enjoys many sports (from winter to summer ones), art, writing (and publishing) poetry, traveling and interculturality. He joined the Swiss Chapter because he will be moving close to Basel and that makes sense, besides, he likes Switzerland a lot
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