Over the years, our team has grown significantly, encompassing experts who share a passion for pioneering advancements in bioprocessing by using smart modeling solutions embedded in an easy to use software environment. Together, we continue to drive innovation and deliver exceptional value to our clients.

DI Alexandra Duerkop

Administrative Management and Accounting

Alexandra studied Architecture at the Technical University in Vienna. She is still mainly engaged in planning hospitals and universities but she is also supporting Novasign with her experience in administrative management, accounting and design.

Ali Kleit, MSc

Senior Software Engineer

Ali is a Full-Stack Senior Software Developer with over 7 years of experience in .NET, SQL and front-end development using React, Nextjs, VueJs, and jQuery. He holds a master’s degree in Business Computer where his studies mainly focused on business intelligence and software development

Armin Khodaei, MSc

Head of Software

Armin is a senior software developer with more than 7 years of experience working on various software development projects. He has done his bachelor in software engineering and his master’s education in computer architecture, where he dug into AI and deep learning fields thanks to his master thesis subject. He adds his valuable c#, ASP.net and JavaScript knowledge to develop the Novasign Toolboxes and Portal

Arsalan Beg Menhaj, BASc

Software Developer

Arsalan is a professional with 5 years of experience in Full-Stack Web Development. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nanotechnology Engineering, and received rigorous training in developing software applications through an intensive Web Development bootcamp program

DI Benedikt Haslinger

Bioprocess Modeling Engineer

Benedikt earned his master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, with a specialization in bioprocess engineering. Following his studies, he gained expertise in various aspects of recombinant protein production at the Institute of Bioprocess Science and Engineering. Currently, Benedikt is engaged in customer projects and pursuing his PhD, focusing on developing hybrid models for both upstream and downstream unit operations

Georg Hochdaninger, BSc

Bioprocess Modeling Engineer

Georg studied biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), specializing in bioprocess engineering. He gained expertise in downstream processing, focusing on ultrafiltration and anion-exchange chromatography. During his time at BOKU, Georg’s collaboration with Novasign sparked a keen interest in bioprocess modeling. This fascination turned into a cornerstone of his professional skill set, allowing him to expertly apply complex modeling techniques to enhance customer projects in biotechnology

Dr. Mark Duerkop


With more than 15 years of experience, Mark is a passionate expert in biopharmaceutical process development. He worked together with several Pharma companies in different projects, targeting their process development and understanding needs. As a co-founder and CEO of Novasign, Mark creates the strategic vision of the company.

Dr. Maximilian Krippl

Head of Consulting

Maximilian is a professional with over 5 years of experience in the field of Bioprocessing. He earned a master’s degree in Technical Chemistry from the TU Vienna and a PhD in Bioprocessing from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. Maximilian develops innovative solutions to model various bioprocess units and collaborates closely with Novasign’s clients to deliver successful modeling projects

Roger Dalmau Diaz, MSc


Roger graduated in Industrial Electronics and Automatic Control Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC – EUETIB) and a master in Industrial Engineering (speciality Electrical, UPC – ETSEIAT). He is working on the implementation of the Novasign toolboxes and the design, programming and automation of laboratory equipment

Vanessa Lopez, MSc

Bioprocess Modeling Engineer

Vanessa is an experienced professional with a Master’s degree in Biotechnology at Tecnologico de Monterrey, and additional training in Data Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has expertise in bioprocess, enabling her to develop innovative solutions in a variety of biotech industries. She evaluates processes upstream and downstream using machine learning algorithms.

Dr. Yerko Escalona

Data Engineer

Yerko has a solid educational background, having studied biotechnology at the University of Chile, where he specialized in structural and computational biology. Later, he earned a doctoral degree at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, focusing on molecular dynamics, data sciences, and Python development. Yerko now works as a Data Engineer at Novasign, connecting the consulting and development teams and using his diverse skills to innovate and collaborate effectively