RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN ALTERED GRAVITY
Consulting, Science and Technology
Nova Space Biotechnology was founded in 2013. The company is dedicated to delivering the most comprehensive advice and technical service to scientists involved in space life sciences. Our mission is to contribute to a maximum of scientific success.
We and our partners belong to the leading research institutions in space life sciences and space biotechnology in Europe. We have the experience and the technology to design, construct and test microgravity experiment hardware for large and small jet aircraft and suborbital systems. This includes the development of appropriate mission and ground infrastructure concepts. We are dedicated to ensuring a maximum of scientific output. We also have the experience and expertise to plan, design and execute biotechnological and biomedical experiments at the cellular and molecular level in altered microgravity conditions.
PROF. HON.-PROF. DR. MED. DR. RER. NAT.
Executive Science Director and Shareholder
He is Full Professor and Director, University Zurich (Switzerland) and Professor of Space Biotechnology, University of Magdeburg (Germany), elected Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics, Head of Space Medicine / Life Sciences and Member of the Council, German Society for Aerospace Medicine. He is a Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Biochemistry, an active investigator in the German and European space life sciences research program, principal investigator of International Space Station, suborbital and parabolic flight projects, and contributed significant findings about the human immune system in space and microgravity. He promoted continuously international collaborations in space life sciences, invented new research technologies and is author of more than 200 scientific publications. He received several prestigious scientific and governmental awards.
DR. PHIL. NAT. LILIANA ELISABETH LAYER
Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder
Liliana Layer studied Biology in Heidelberg, Germany, and graduated with a diploma degree in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology and Biochemistry. She has more than 10 years of research experience in the fields of Neurobiology, Mobile Genetic Elements and Immunology working at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany, the Paul Ehrlich Institute Federal Agency for Sera and Vaccines, Germany, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Furthermore, she gained business know-how being responsible for market development, technical support and customer service in a German biotech company specialized on isolation of human primary cells and development of optimized media for cell culture. Liliana Layer participates in parabolic flight, sounding rocket and International Space Station projects.
JENNIFER POLZER, B MED
Jennifer Polzer is a doctoral candidate and medical student at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She is an academic team member of parabolic flight and sounding rocket projects and has experience in administration, marketing and market research for private companies.