Dr. Torsten Mummenbrauer is Senior VP Business Development & Licensing at Hookipa. With almost 20 years of business development experience in the life science industry and 10 years in vaccines, Torsten is able to apply this experience leading the business development team. Before joining Hookipa, Torsten was Senior Director Business Development at MorphoSys AG, Munich, Germany. Previously, Torsten worked for more than 10 years at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines where he was the Global Head of the Vaccines Transactions Team with responsibility for all vaccine business development activities ranging from collaborations, option and licensing contracts to mergers & acquisitions. During the 2009 influenza pandemic he led all of GSK’s BD related influenza pandemic preparedness activities. Prior to GSK, he was Patent & Licensing Manager at the Technology Transfer office of the Max-Planck-Society, Munich, Germany. Torsten holds a PhD in tumor virology from the Heinrich-Pette Institute, Leibniz-Institute for Experimental Virology in Hamburg, Germany.