Dr. Dietrich Hauffe, Senior Vice President, Life Sciences Business Area, leads QIAGEN’s presence in the Academia, Pharma, and Applied Testing customer classes. He joined QIAGEN in 2010 as Vice President Marketing, Applied Testing, and was promoted to Vice President Marketing, Life Sciences, in 2011, and to Senior Vice President, Life Sciences Business Area, in 2012. Dr. Hauffe entered the industry in 1993 as a product manager with Dionex and held positions of increasing responsibility. From 1997 to 2000 he was a senior product manager in automation for QIAGEN. He returned to Dionex as General Manager for Germany and in 2006 was named Vice President Global Marketing and Business Development for Dionex in Sunnyvale, California. He holds a degree in Genetics/Biochemistry from the University of Cologne and a Ph.D. from the Max-Planck-Institute of Plant Breeding, Cologne. He did postdoctoral work at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and taught at the University of Freiburg from 1991 to 1993.