Henkel AG & Co. KgaA

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA is a global leader in brands and technologies both in the consumer and industrial sector. The company is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care (LHC), Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and proud of its 52,000 Employees from more than 120 nations worldwide, thereof 3000 in R&D. The key focus for R&D LHC is on new sustainable raw material like surfactants, polymers and enzymes. As such it constantly identifies, develops and qualifies new raw materials with advanced functionality and efficiency for use in laundry and home care products. The mission of LHC is to outperform with sustainable and profitable growth by merging consumer relevant concepts with appropriate technologies into big, fast, differentiating, sustainable and cost competitive innovations.

Dr. Susanne Wieland

started in 2000 in the Biotechnology Group and is since 2016 Head of Biotechnology / Hygiene at Henkel Laundry and Home Care. She has 80 patents and patent applications filed as well as several publications, all in topics related enzymology, biotechnology, microbiology, and protein engineering.

Dr. Christian Degering

has 10+ years experience in the biotechnology area and started 2010 as a scientist/Lab manager in a biotechnology start up and joined in 2017 the Biotechnology / Hygiene group (Henkel LHC) as a Manager for Enzyme Characterisation. He has several patents and patent applications, as well as several publications in the field of enzyme expression and protein engineering. He will lead the enzyme assessment for application in Laundry and Home Care at Henkel.