Daniel González, PhD, MBA
I am inspired by how natural ecosystems are balanced and act in harmony. A perfect state of dynamic equilibrium where each animal, plant and microorganism plays a key role in keeping it working.
Daniel holds a degree in Biochemistry, a PhD in Molecular Biology and an executive MBA from the Barcelona School of Management. He has worked for more than 14 years as a senior researcher in Biomedicine within different international research institutes including IDIBAPS (Spain), INSERM (France), CONICET (Argentina) and PRBB (Spain). In the course of his scientific career, Daniel led multidisciplinary projects in Biomedicine resulting in top impact factor publications (e.g. Molecular Cell, EMBO Journal and other) which resulted in international awards, most notably the Janssen-Cilag Prize, Simone et Cino del Duca International Award and the European Marie Curie Fellowship. In 2009 his career evolved from research to business development in Life Sciences. Since then, Daniel worked as a Business Development Manager in Nanotechnologies at University of Tours (France) and as a Consultant Manager in Biotechnology at Opermind Consulting (France). In 2011 he co-founded OBBIO Consulting, where he carried out the design, development, and implementation of projects of high added value in sectors with a strong R&D investment.
In early 2017 he joined trifermed as an Executive Director. Daniel´s activity in centred around project management with European clients, coordinating tasks between clients and partners, identifying new opportunities in Life Sciences and supporting clients in the design and validation of their business models. Daniel also acts as a regular collaborator in various entrepreneurial initiatives encouraging innovation and bio-business (Bioforum-Barcelona, Summer School on Medicines-Barcelona, Cosmetic360-Paris, tranSNPstomics-Toulouse, etc.).
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” Stephen Hawking