Heinrich Haas has more than 20 years of experience in academic research and industrial pharmaceutical development. After he received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry, Dr. Haas researched lipid membranes and organized biomolecular systems. His professional focus is on colloidal/nanoparticulate formulations for targeted drug delivery with therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Before joining BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals GmbH (former Ribological GmbH), he was responsible for a variety of projects in biopharmaceutical research and development, ranging from the exploration of novel colloidal therapeutic and diagnostic carriers to up-scaling and development of market-compliant manufacturing methods for liposome products. After joining BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals GmbH in 2010, he helped build the formulation development and analytics unit, which develops formulations for delivery of RNA and small molecules. He has an active record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and patent applications in the field of drug delivery.