Frank Kensy, CEO & Co-Founder
Frank founded b.fab in 2018 and since then developed the company as managing director/CEO. He gained his entrepreneurial experience as founder and managing director of m2p-labs GmbH during 10 years growth of the company from a university spin-off to a worldwide leading supplier of microbioreactors and lab automation. m2p-labs was directly spun-off from his PhD thesis project with Prof. Jochen Büchs at RWTH Aachen. Before, he was group leader of the fermentation group at Rhein Biotech N.V. (today Dynavax) in Düsseldorf to develop bioprocesses for production of new recombinant enzymes and pharmaceutical proteins. Frank studied Biochemical Engineering at the University Essen, Madrid and at RWTH Aachen.
Arren Bar-Even, Co-Founder
Arren is inventor and leading scientist of the fundamental pathway engineering of b.fab. He leads the “Systems and Synthetic Metabolism” lab at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam-Golm, Germany. His group studies the biochemical logic of metabolic pathways and their applications for the design and implementation of metabolic designs that addresses humanity’s needs in food, chemical, and energy production. Before, he completed his PhD thesis in Biochemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, specializing in the design principles of cellular metabolism. Between his PhD and his Master thesis, Arren spent several years as leading scientist in the biotech/chemical industry. He earned his basic education from Weizmann Institute of Science (Master in Bioinformatics) and from the excellence program of Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology (Bachelor).