For over 7 years he held the position of STO at the Foundation of New Innovative Diagnostics (FIND) in Geneva. During this time he focused on the discovery of novel biomarkers for use in point-of-care detection of infectious diseases such as TB and malaria, mainly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
He became Vice President of R&D and Chief Technology Officer at Vela Research in Singapore in 2013, focusing on molecular and personalized diagnostics.
He has received several industry and academic awards for his work, has (co-) authored >180 peer-reviewed publications and is an internationally requested speaker. He is also an inventor on a number of patents. He holds fellowships from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and the German Cancer Research Centre. He has held a number of advisory posts, e.g. at WHO and the OECD. He served as a member of the German National Blood Advisory Board of the Ministry of Health and is currently a member of several Research Funding Committees e.g. at the Wellcome Trust, London, and the Global Health Innovation Fund, Tokyo, respectively.