The Vironova management team
The management team of Vironova includes members with many years of experience in the areas of research and development, sales and business development. Between them they have extensive experience in supporting the biopharma industry with technologies for product development, with strong technical background in electron microscopy based image processing and in addition with over 20 years of experience of strategic sales and marketing to this segment.
Mr. Homman has a M.Sc. in Chemistry and B.Sc. in biology from Uppsala University in 1998. Mohammed has been the driving force behind the development of the virus analysis technique and VN-180. Mohammed has received several national and international awards in recognition of his entrepreneurship and innovative research achievements. In 2003 Mohammed was chosen as one of the “Leaders of Tomorrow” by the Academy of Achievement, USA.
Ida-Maria is an associate professor (docent) in computerized image processing at Uppsala University and holds a Ph.D. in image analysis from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences as well as an M.Sc. in molecular biotechnology engineering from Uppsala University. Ida-Maria has a solid background in theoretical and applied image analysis and pattern recognition. Ida-Maria has worked at Vironova since 2007.
Maria Homman holds a PhD in polymer technology and has been a manager within R&D at AkzoNobel (initially Casco Adhesives) for 10 years, with responsibility for the development of products from idea to market, as well as customer support. Dr. Maria Homman was previously Member of the Board (2006-2011) and Chairman of the Board (2006-2008).
Ulf holds a B.Sc. in chemistry. He brings more than 30 years’ experience of sales and marketing in the life sciences industry to Vironova. Prior to joining the company, he has held positions as Sales Manager and Sales Director at Pharmadule, Pall Filtration and Pharmacia Biotech (GE Healthcare Life Sciences). Ulf has worked at Vironova since 2016.
Carina holds a Ph.D. in Medical Science from the Karolinska Institute and an M.Sc. in molecular cell biology from Södertörn University in Stockholm. She has a solid academic background in immunology, virology and vaccinology. Her research with focus on HIV has given her experience and skills in biosecurity risk assessment and sterile working techniques. Carina has worked at Vironova since 2013.
Josefina holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and structural biology from the Karolinska Institute and an M.Sc. in chemistry from Uppsala University. Josefina has unique expertise in structural analysis of viruses and nanoparticles, electron microscopy and its industrial applications, gained from the PhD program “Biotechnology with an industrial focus” and from her work at Vironova. Josefina has worked at Vironova since 2007.
Johanna holds a M.Sc. in Finance & Accounting from Stockholm School of Economics. Johanna has worked as CFO in strategic leadership roles in international business in the manufacturing and service industry. Johanna has been CFO for several smaller listed companies before joining Vironova as an interim in September 2017.