In January 2022, BBMRI-ERIC welcomed two new members to our headquarters team.
Erica Andrade, Finance Officer, has a qualified degree in Business Administration and Financial Planning from Anhembi Morumbi University, in São Paulo, Brazil. She has worked as Finance Controller at Marquette University and Firefly Family Dentistry in Wisconsin, USA, with 3 years of experience in the general ledger day-to-day finance areas, providing performance reports and analysis. In addition, she has more than 10 years of experience in franchising consulting, developing business plans and expansion in the retail market and managing franchisers. Her international experience includes Brazil, Angola, the United States and now here in Austria.
In her spare time, she loves to read books, draw and watch documentaries and movies.
Maike Tauchert, Quality Manager, is a trained biotechnologist and holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry, microbiology and structural biology from Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. She entered the field of quality management by attending a Good Manufacturing Practice course for several weeks. Afterwards, she was able to gain four years of experience in quality and project management in the field of biobanking at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany. During this time she has attended various training courses, for example a summer school on biobanking in Groningen and further training as an internal quality auditor from TÜV SÜD. This laid the foundation for her new position as quality manager at BBMRI-ERIC. She will mainly manage quality-related aspects in ongoing and future EU-funded projects as well as support and contribute to the development of the QM system at the headquarter.
In her free time Maike enjoys doing sports such as Zumba, standard dance, squash and hiking.