Merck Innovation Cup 2018

Stephan was part of this year’s Merck coaching staff. He and his team (“Life Reimagined / Synthetic Biology“) won the Anniversary Edition of the Innovation Cup proposing to turn plastics into biologics using engineered E.coli to produce methionine from PET.

Here’s the team video and winning team photo together with Ulrich Betz, VP Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Belén Garijo, CEO of Merck Healthcare, who announced the winners: