Prof. Dr. Andreas Bechthold has been working in the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology since more than 20 years. As postdoc he worked in Seattle, USA and in Kyoto, Japan. After his habilitation in 2000 he moved to Kiel and in 2001 he became Head of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology in Freiburg. He is cofounder of Combinature-Biopharm AG, a biotech company located in Berlin. The last three years he was Dean of the Faculty for Chemistry, Pharmacy and Earth Science. Andreas Bechthold is pharmacist with a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical biology from the Bonn University.