I have owned my own business almost all of my professional life. Therefore entrepreneurial thinking is second nature to me.
Why did I start a business based on medical education? My original degree is in maths and education. Having graduated, I began my career as a researcher at University of Bonn where I conducted studies on methods, formats and channels with the aim to improve communication, long-term retention of information and learning. Soon this raised the interest of healthcare sponsors who then commissioned me to work for them as a freelancer.
infill and I have provided consultancy services and communication solutions for pharmaceutical companies and international medical societies for more than 20 years now. These include innovative global CME projects, interactive learning tools and concepts for medical education. My latest passion is to introduce the multichannel approach into medical education to increase its appeal, user friendliness and the usability of information.
Like any agency lead, I get excited by awards and prizes. What fires me up even more is the fact that our work can have a direct impact on people’s wellbeing – particularly when we share the proceeds with those who are less fortunate.
I am the office manager of infill UK and work as account manager and IT support for our clients. In all those roles, customer care is vital. Whether I am managing a project or designing a new digital strategy, it is important to me to offer specifically designed solutions. They have to fit the client’s particular requirements and deliver added value to their customers.
As a digital lead I am part of a team of IT colleagues managing and developing various individual solutions for our clients:
I have always had a passion for communication and working with people. So it was only natural to make this passion my occupational focus.
I am currently working in healthcare communication and have done so for a decade. True to the motto “start small, grow big,” I have learnt the makings of advertising and marketing from scratch. Balancing the different needs of diverse teams and clients can be a challenging but also an exhilarating task. Working with multi-cultural teams is now part of my daily brief and I enjoy it very much. Just as much as managing many projects some of which have won international awards.
These are the things that make me tick: providing clients with high quality products that encourage them to turn one-off projects into longstanding client relationships.
As a senior medical writer, my job involves preparing, writing and editing communication and education materials in a variety of indications, with a focus on COPD and interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), especially IPF. Be it training materials for the field force, continuing medical education modules for healthcare professionals, booth support and summary of congress findings at scientific conferences or developing materials for patient education and support, I have been able to create attractive, user-friendly concepts with a strong digital focus. Some of them have been as innovative as eBooks, apps or tablet-based networking platforms for patient-case studies.
For university studies, I attended College of the Atlantic, which, like many other North American colleges with liberal arts programmes, allowed me to dabble in different subjects I was interested in – despite my continuous interest in natural sciences. During this time, I took courses in literature, jazz, gender studies, and philosophy, but my passion for sciences led me to pursue a doctorate. And I ended up completing my PhD in molecular and cellular microbiology at the Max Planck Institute in Marburg. Basic research is still genuinely the type of research I find most interesting. But I wanted to apply my expertise in translational biomedicine. My post-doctoral work at the European Institute of Oncology yielded a completely new perspective – my results were directly applicable in the clinic.
At this point I was ready for a different social activity, and I looked for ways of further developing ideas and conversations into something. I was ready to fuse my scientific knowledge, with my interest in education and communication to a wider audience. Providentially enough, infill offered exactly this – it’s an intersection of different kinds of career paths and I love it. I enjoy every interaction and collaboration with medical experts. And processing all the scientific and medical information to enhance patients’ daily lives comes with ease and pleasure.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a teacher. As a child, I loved school and learning and wanted to work in that sort of environment when I grew up. Along the way I also developed a passion for the natural sciences. Ultimately, I decided not to pursue a teaching certificate but did continue on the natural science path with both my under-graduate and graduate degrees. I sort of fell into medical writing about 10 years ago –not really knowing that medical writing was a thing before then. I truly enjoy my job as a medical writer because it allows me to teach natural science concepts through a multitude of means and media. It’s really exciting to take scientific material and present it in a way that is easy to understand and intuitive to use for both patients and medical professionals alike.
Hi, I am Kai Kurenbach, a junior IT support at infill.
In the past I specialized in creating eLearnings and webcasts. Today, my main focus is advising clients on their websites, implementing their changes and planning and performing live webinars. I also support my colleagues in their projects, adding my insights and honing my programming expertise at the same time. I am a good team player and like the challenge of finding a perfect solution for our clients.
I am Thorsten Land and I am one of the partners at infill.
A lawyer by training, I joined infill as a part-time employee. Over time, my responsibilities – and workload – have increased. From initially just wanting some extra cash as a student –- I serendipitously found a job – and a team – that fit me very well! I now work as an Account Director and Project Manager, and have collected years of experience in managing and delivering projects for my clients.
I have a fascination for projects that push the boundaries of technology, innovation, and digital media. I am a good communicator and like to be bclosely connected with my client projects. Consequently, client satisfaction is my ultimate goal.
To make things better, to find new solutions, to give feelings and thoughts a visual voice by using my creativity has been part of my life since I was a little girl. I have always loved the creative process because it triggers myriads of endorphins in my body. It’s wonderful that I can lend this gift to my clients and make them happy, too.
Thanks to modern communication technology I can be part of the infill team as a freelancer. Working mostly from my home office, I am able to balance the requirements of work and the demands of my family.
After attaining my MBBS and intercalated BSc (Hons) from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, I worked as a physician in the UK before moving to Germany. In 2006, I joined infill as a medical writer, and became a partner in the firm in 2009.
Combined with my experience in a wide range of disease areas, my insights into the needs of healthcare professionals and patients coupled with a burning passion for medical education, inspire me to work enthusiastically on the development of healthcare communication and training programmes. My principal goal is to optimise medical practice by increasing knowledge, confidence and competence in both doctors and patients, with the ultimate aim of improving patient outcomes.
Interaction and collaboration with leading international medical experts in order to develop clinically relevant educational resources for a variety of multimedia channels as well as face-to-face events, meetings and presentations.
Having started programming videogames on Amiga and Atari in the late 80’s – and after completing my education as a molecular biologist – I converted my early passion into a profession. Today my favourite tool is the Drupal CMS. It is like having your very own digital Swiss Army Knife, but one in which you choose exactly which tools you need. My tasks @ infill are mainly:
Web Programming and Web Development Backend & Frontend, UI-Development, Webserver and Database Administration, Content Management Systems, Learning Management Systems
The impact of medicine on human health is a fascinating area and a field with a constantly growing complexity. Modern basic and clinical research translate into earlier diagnoses and new, more individualised and better therapies with increasing speed. This medical progress is paralleled by the great new options of digital communication, which offer innovative ways for healthcare communication to healthcare professionals and patients.
With a special expertise in cellular biology and molecular genetics, I am able to follow processes of disease pathology and to evaluate methods of clinical and pharmacological interventions. As a medical writer, I have worked in various therapeutic areas such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, metabolic disease and oncology.
I have almost 10 years of experience in medical writing and editing. Since joining infill in 2008, I have developed various educational materials for physicians, healthcare professionals and patients. In addition, I am co-author of several print- and eBooks, e.g. for the management of atrial fibrillation or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or training tools for hypertension, diabetes, immunology and oncology.
I have a PhD in human molecular genetics and a certified Diploma in cell biology from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-University in Bonn (Germany). In addition, I completed a certified 6-month training as a scientific journalist. During my PhD thesis, I collaborated and worked at a bio-pharmaceutical company (Millennium Pharmaceuticals) in Boston, USA.
Are you looking for a seasoned communication expert with international experience? An expert who is equally familiar with internal and external communication? Then look no further.
Leading projects of a product, corporate and strategic communications nature, I have worked within the pharmaceutical industry both on the agency and the corporate side within the UK and Germany. Therefore I am at home both in English and in German. Mainly, I have been involved in an international environment participating in and also leading multi-functional, multi-national teams that sometimes – whenever they operated in an alliance – combined members from various top 15 pharmaceutical companies.
As part of the infill team, I coordinate and develop new communication and media concepts supporting two-way-communication and interactive formats.
Perhaps you are facing similar challenges and are looking for communications support? Then I would be delighted to discuss possible solutions with you.
Hi, my name is Benedikt Söhnle.
I work as a Junior Account Manager here at infill.
I support my colleagues in their projects, organise events and take care of any matters in the office.
I take pride in delivering a good job, and enjoy facilitating the work of my colleagues and our clients.
Hello, my name is Dennis Sportelli and I have been working as a Junior Account Manager at infill since 2018.
Amongst a variety of different tasks, I mainly support the infill team in administrative and organisational matters. Tasks include, order processing and the procurement of office supplies.
As an art director and member of the infill team for more than 5 years, I have been responsible for the concept design and artwork of a variety of medical print media materials, interactive multimedia programmes, media booth applications, websites and online communication tools, including web-to-print platforms.
As creative lead, I am part of a team of artwork colleagues, who design customised solutions for individual customer requirements. Among them are:
Inspired by Walt Disney, I want to excite clients with my creativity and provide them with creative solutions that exceed their expectations. I approach my projects with enthusiasm and I believe that taking pleasure in your job increases the quality of its outcome.
My lifelong passion for biomedical science coupled with my excellent communication skills led me to discover my ideal career as a medical writer.
My background in medical biochemistry gave me a deep understanding of the causes and effects of diseases, and the means by which novel treatments are developed. During my undergraduate degree, I explored the fundamentals of cell biology, and gained an in-depth understanding of subcellular processes and interactions. I also developed project management skills, and learned how to design experiments and plan work programmes.
My oncology masters from Barts Cancer Institute (London) further developed these skills, with a focus on cancer biology and cancer therapeutics. I gained a deep appreciation of the drug development process, and of molecular targets and targeted therapies.
My years as an R&D scientist for a UK biopharmaceutical company (developing polyclonal therapeutic antibodies to various toxins) allowed me to put all this theory into practice. I learnt how to handle and utilize cell cultures, and perform numerous key assays underling in vitro trials.
Once promoted to laboratory manager, I quickly became adept at managing a team within this setting, and honed my organizational and project management skills. I realized that my true passion was literature research and medical writing, and began to develop my career as a freelance medical writer.
Over the past two years in this role, I have covered a wide range of disease and therapy areas, and love the diversity and challenge of my work. I bring enthusiasm and professionalism to every project, always striving for excellence.
I am a junior designer at infill.
One of my favourite photographers and promotional designers is Oliviero Toscani, who created some of the Benetton campaigns. I like his controversial style. I am also inspired by the artist Salvador Dali.
As graduate graphic designer and art director I have been realizing creative briefs for companies in varied lines of business including healthcare, publishing and retail for more than 20 years.
In my role at infill I will now apply my experience from various sectors and my passion for healthcare – a topic I have always felt strongly about.
For as long as I can remember I have been working with computers. I have been building and repairing them from the age of 14 and started to learn how to programme.
I am a team player and support my colleagues in website project management and event management.
It is very important to me that our clients will always receive the best solution possible.