Our team

Prof. Edgar Wingender

Prof. Edgar Wingender
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

It is Edgar’s task to develop visions for the company, implement them in the company’s strategic plans and organize the team accordingly.

Dr. Alexander Kel

Dr. Alexander Kel
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Alexander is the major driving force behind geneXplain’s science and technology. It is his task to let innovative products and services materialize from new ingenious concepts.


Dr. Olga Kel-Margoulis
Director Applied Life Science Informatics

Having a very strong background in life sciences, Olga has acquired rich experience with a broad range of bioinformatics applications. In particular, she is expert in all aspects of database curation as well as in biological interpretation of gene expression data.

Dr. Liling Huang
Sales & Marketing Manager

Liling has a broad experience in several biological research fields both from her earlier studies in China and her PhD work in Italy. She further extended her expertise in proteomics as Postdoc in the US. Since 2016, Liling has significantly enhanced our sales and marketing activities across Europe, Asia and the US.
Liling is geneXplain’s first address to ask about trials or customer oriented offers/proposals.

Daria Stelmashenko
Product Manager Genome Enhancer
Director Global Business Development

Having her background in IT and computer linguistics, Daria has extrapolated her area of interest into the bioinformatics field in 2014 and since then was working for a bioinformatics startup company. Having joined the geneXplain’s team in 2017, Daria is responsible for maintenance of Genome Enhancer tool and global business development.

Dr. Jeannette Koschmann
Product Manager geneXplain Platform

Jeannette made her PhD with a bioinformatic thesis at the Technical University of Braunschweig. By applying our technology in the course of our research projects, she is getting deep insights into its rich functionality. She is thus the expert to talk to whenever support in handling the platform or other products is needed.


Dr. Volker Matys
Customer Support

Dr. Holger Michael
Authorized signatory & Grant manager

With all his rich experience in molecular biology, genetics and bioinformatics, Holger has increasingly built expertise in organizing grant applications and managing their administration during the project in his previous positions in academic and industrial environments.


Philip Stegmaier
Manager Software and Technology Development

Holding a Diploma in biology of the Technical University of Baunschweig, Philip has gathered rich experience in theoretical and applied bioinformatics. It is his responsibility to manage geneXplain’s technological progress and to coordinate the company’s software development, in particular in the context of our national and international research projects.

Dr. Ines Liebich
Product Manager BRENDA Database

Ines‘ strong background in life sciences qualified her to build and maintain a number of genetic and molecular databases during her professional career in academia and industries. These experiences made her the ideal person to join geneXplain’s sales team for promoting our database business, in particular as product manager of the BRENDA database.