Michał Walczak

Co-founder and a Chief Scientific Officer at Captor Therapeutics

Michał J. Walczak, PhD, is a co-founder and a Chief Scientific Officer at Captor Therapeutics – a Swiss-Polish start-up located in Wrocław, Poland and Allschwil, Switzerland. MW is trained as a biophysicist and structural biologist at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich, PhD studies), Friedrich Miescher Institute of Biomedical Research in Basel (institute affiliated with University of Basel and Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, post-doctoral training), University of Virginia and University of Wroclaw (master studies). In his research MW has had a long lasting focus on understanding molecular interactions between proteins and small molecule therapeutics.

In 2017 MW co-founded Captor Therapeutics as a first in Europe and fifth in the world company that employs groundbreaking technology (targeted protein degradation, TPD) to develop novel medicines against unmet medical needs.

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Jürg Burri

Ambassador of Switzerland

Michał Stępień

President of the Polish - Swiss Chamber of Commerce; Country Head UBS Poland

Piotr Arak

Director of the Polish Economic Institute

Liliane Brunner Halbach

Expert in Global Pharma and Life Science

Piotr Dardziński

President of Łukasiewicz Research Network

Bart Dzikowski

Managing Director, Head of Transactions & Legal of Novartis Venture Fund

Neil Goldsmith

Director Strategy, BaseLaunch

Jan Krzewiński

President, Polpharma Biologics Gdańsk

Jacek Jemielity

President at ExploRNA Therapeutics

Jordi Montserrat

Co-Founder and Managing Partner in Venturelab

Radosław Sierpiński

Acting President of the Medical Research Agency

Irma Veberič

General Manager Roche Poland

Michał Wszoła

Transplantation surgeon, founder and CEO of Polbionica

Agnieszka Sznyk

President of the Board INNOWO

Pablo Padrutt

Head of Economic, Financial and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland

Ulrich Schwendimann

Managing Director of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce