Since 2001 Dr. Wolfgang Blank is the Managing Director of BioCon Valley ® GmbH, which focuses on the promotion and development of life science and healthcare industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern; and Chairman of ScanBalt, the organisation for the Baltic Sea or Nordic-Baltic Region's Health and Life science community, named ScanBalt BioRegion.Dr. Blank has many years of experience in project manangement in the chemical industry (Henkel), including 2 years of postdoctoral studies in Kyoto University, Japan.
He is a national and international consultant in projects, particularly in the Baltic region. He was one of the founding members of the ScanBalt network (2002 - 2009), of which he was Vice Chairman prior to becoming the organization's Chairman in 2011.
ScanBalt fmba represents a well recognized, member and common value based service and network organisation in Europe regarded as a model tool for implementing a knowledge-based economy and shared strategies within all fields of life sciences whether it is health, energy, nutritional or environmental life sciences. To foster further transnational collaboration and overcome cross-sectoral challenges in life sciences and health is the aim of the EUSBSR flagship project "ScanBalt Health Region".
Dr. Wolfgang Blank is also a board member of the German Health Regions (NDGR) network.
He received his PhD in microbiology at the University of Tübingen.