Team

The key to bioskin’s success is our team of highly motivated and skilled professionals.  Team members with clinical, statistical and data management expertise interact closely to efficiently move projects from project planning through implementation to statistical analysis and reporting. 

Walter Wigger-Alberti, Managing Director and CEO Walter Wigger-Alberti, M.D.

CEO and Clinical Advisor Dermatology
A dermatologist by training, Dr. Wigger-Alberti obtained his M.D. from the University of Kiel, Germany. Following residencies in dermatology in Westerland, Germany and the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, he assumed a position in 1997 as attending physician and Head of the Skin Research Laboratory in the Department of Dermatology and Dermatological Allergology at the University of Jena, Germany. In 2001 Dr. Wigger-Alberti joined a dermatological CRO as Director of Clinical Research where he remained until joining bioskin in April 2009. Dr. Wigger-Alberti also holds a position as lecturer in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Osnabrück.

Andrea Schmidt, Executive Director Clinical Operations Andrea Schmidt, Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Schmidt, at bioskin since 1999, oversees the clinical operations, which includes clinical trial management of single and multi-center trials in Europe, monitoring, data management, statistics and medical writing as well as the proposal and contract management. Dr. Schmidt holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Biology and an M.S. in Microbiology both from the University of Hamburg, and gained experience in the fields of essential oils, disinfectants and microbiological stability testing during that time.

Andrej Pischkow, Director Data Management and Statistics Andrej Pischkow, M.A.

Director Quality Management
Andrej Pischkow began his career in Data Management at Astra Zeneca in 2001. In October 2005 he joined bioskin as a Clinical Monitor (CRA) and was Lead Monitor from August 2008 to May 2009 when he moved into his current position as Director of Quality Management. Mr. Pischkow holds an M.A. in German and Slavic philology from the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University in Greifswald, Germany.

Thomas Frase, Head Information Technology/Facility Management Thomas Frase, M.S.

Head Information Technology
Thomas Frase joined bioskin in 1995 to add data management and statistics services to the bioskin in-house services. In his present position he heads up information technology. Mr. Frase holds an M.S. in computer science from the University in Kiel, Germany. Before joining bioskin Mr. Frase worked as a statistician for research programs on the genetics of psoriasis at the Department of Dermatology of the University of Kiel.

Yi-Ling von Mackensen, M.D. Yi-Ling von Mackensen, M.D.

Medical Director
Dr. von Mackensen leads a team of dermatologists and study nurses in bioskin’s own Research Center. Dr. von Mackensen studied medicine and completed her M.D. at the University of Kiel, Germany and later continued professional training in Kiel as well as in clinics in St. Peter-Ording and Hamburg and in a clinical practice in Hamburg before being certified as a dermatologist and allergologist. She has been at bioskin since 2011.