Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, presents her interview with the Head of the Laboratory for Experimental Pathology in Munich/Germany, Karl-Friedrich Becker!
Karl-Friedrich Becker is Head of the Laboratory for Experimental Pathology and recently appointed as the Scientific Director of the tissue bank of the Medical School of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
As partner of the European large-scale project SPIDIA (www.spidia.eu) and the m4 Munich Cluster of Excellence (www.m4.de) the molecu- lar biologist analyzed the variability of protein and phosphoprotein levels in clinical tissue spec- imens during the pre-analytical phase. Prof. Becker is expert and project leader of CEN/Technical Committee 140 (In-vitro Diagnos- tic Medical Devices) Working Group 3 and ISO/TC 212 (Clinical Laboratory Testing and In vitro Diagnostic Test Systems) Working Group 4. He is chair of the Working Group 2 in BBMRI- ERIC`s program on quality management aiming to harmonise CEN Standards for European bi- obanks. He has published more than 117 peer reviewed papers.