1. Tell me in 5 words who is Angela Bauch?
International, open-for-challenges, scientist, optimistic, ambitious.
2. What made you join CeMM?
In the spring of 2004, Giulio introduced me to the inception of a new institute – CeMM, an interdisciplinary research institute in Vienna. Having previously worked together at Cellzome, which was then still a start-up company with its own set of challenges and exciting moments, Giulio was able to inspire me again for this new challenge, as he did when he interviewed me for Cellzome.
3. What is it about science that interests you the most?
I am fascinated by the innovative and creative aspect of science which encourages the development of new technologies in the medical field that can assist scientists to find therapeutic interventions for patients or technologies that support scientists and business people to better understand and leverage the big amount of data they generate. Science has the potential to make a significant impact on society and the world at large.
4. What is the best career advice you ever received, or you can give to the CeMM community?
(i) Surround yourself with motivated and smart people who can challenge and inspire you to grow and develop professionally. (ii) Consider working across different disciplines or fields, exposing you to diverse perspectives and approaches that can broaden your skill set and problem-solving abilities. (iii) Give your full commitment to whatever you do, whether it's a job, project, or research topic.
5. Tell us what happened to you after you left CeMM?
I transitioned to information sciences as a systems biology software application specialist at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland. In 2013 I progressed to Biomax, a company located in Munich providing knowledge management solutions. As Assistant Director of Product Management I am responsible for further developing and marketing Biomax’ leading product AILANI, an innovative semantic search and discovery solution for life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.
6. What book do you have on your night table at the moment?
The art of patience – seeking the snow leopard in Tibet from Sylvain Tesson.
7. What is the last song you heard?
Violin Concerto No. 1 from Philip Glass.
8. Any message you would like to give to the CeMMies or a former colleague?
Enjoy and take advantage of your stay at CeMM in Vienna. It is a unique environment.
Angela Bauch is a German national who grew up in Italy. She holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Freiburg (Germany). After a postdoctoral stay at Stanford University, she joined the biotech company Cellzome Inc. in Heidelberg (Germany). Further positions at CeMM, Vienna and the ETH, Zurich, broadened her experience in systems biology, functional genomics, proteomics and information sciences. She brings more than 20 years experience in these research fields. In 2013, she transitioned to Biomax, a company providing knowledge management software solutions for life sciences. As Assistant Director of Product Management she is responsible in further developing and marketing Biomax’ leading product AILANI, an innovative semantic search and discovery solution.