Michael Buchholz, Ph.D.
Director of Manufacturing
Dr. Buchholz joined Immutep in June 2018 and has over 15 year’s experience working in the biotechnology industry. Dr. Buchholz brings to Immutep extensive experience in biotechnology manufacturing as well as relationship management with technology suppliers, contract manufacturers and research organizations. After completion of his PhD at the University of Bath, UK, he started his career as project manager in cell therapy manufacturing on the contract manufacturing organization (CMO) site at the Fraunhofer Institute for Immunology and Cell Therapy, Leipzig, Germany where he gained significant experience in "Good Manufacturing Practice" (GMP). In 2012 he joined Prima BioMed as Project Manager Manufacturing with focus on cell therapy manufacturing at CMOs in the US, Australia and Germany. In 2014 he was promoted to the role of Director Manufacturing overseeing GMP compliance and recombinant protein production at a CMO in China. In 2016 he joined Cell Medica as Site Head for Cell Medica`s GMP manufacturing facility in Berlin, Germany, with focus on cell therapy manufacturing.
In parallel he is acting as an independent lecturer for Good Manufacturing Practice with focal point on Biologics and Cell Therapy manufacturing.
Dr. Buchholz holds a PhD in regenerative medicine from the University of Bath, UK, and a MSc in Biochemistry from Free University Berlin, Germany.