Bernd is a Senior Research Scientist at Numinus Bioscience and brings more than 25 years of experience in advanced analytical technologies and methods to the team. He is currently involved with the implementation of the fungal metabolite analytical discovery and quantitation method development and toxin/contaminant screening program employing state-of-the-art analytical technologies including high-resolution accurate mass spectrometry.
Bernd received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Alberta in 2000, working on peptide, metabolite and protein analysis with advanced mass spectrometry. Since then Bernd has worked as Laboratory Manager at the Alberta Proteomics Resource Laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta; as Director of the newly established mass spectrometry facility in the Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; and was a Research Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, before moving to Vancouver Island.
Previously he had received his undergraduate degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Higher Technical College in Reutlingen (now Reutlingen University), Germany. During his undergraduate studies Bernd completed 3 practical work-terms in industry. He spent the first work-term at in the Quality Assurance Department of Hoffmann La Roche in Basle, Switzerland; the second work term was completed in the R&D section of Raylo Chemicals, Edmonton, Alberta; and the final work term at in environmental analysis at Seakem Analytical (now SGS-Axys) in Sidney, British Columbia.
After graduation, Bernd worked for four years as Safety Officer for Chemical Hazards at the University of Konstanz in Germany, before returning to Canada to pursue graduate studies.
Bernd keeps also busy by volunteering and water sampling with local stream-keepers and tutoring foreign high-school students in advanced chemistry courses.
Bernd is an author and co-author of more than 35 peer-reviewed publications and most of these are available at the Pubmed website which can be accessed here: