Dr. Doreen Haase ist seit Juli 2019 die Geschäftsführerin des AFNET.
Sie erhielt den Master of Science in Biomedizin von der Universität Würzburg. Nach ihrer Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.) in Immunologie an der Charité/Humboldt Universität Berlin, verbrachte sie ihr PostDoc Zeit im Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN, A*STAR) in Singapur. Dort sammelte sie Erfahrung in der Durchführung und dem Management von klinischen Studien.
2016 wechselte sie als Projektmanagerin für klinische Studien (u.a. OCEAN) und EU Projekte (u.a. CATCH ME) an das AFNET.
Benjamin studied Geoecology at the Universities of Potsdam, Germany, and Guelph, Canada, and graduated at the University of Potsdam in 1999. He completed his PhD at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and worked as scientist at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research and as scientific coordinator of a Sino-German research group at the University of Giessen, Germany. He transferred to clinical research in 2011 by working for a global CRO as a Regulatory and Start-Up specialist doing clinical trial submissions and negotiating site contracts.
Benjamin joined AFNET in 2015 as a Project Manager, mainly responsible for the AXAFA-AFNET 5 and the NOAH-AFNET 6 trial.
Emilia Czarnecki graduated in Linguistics from Paderborn, Germany, in 2010. After completing her Bachelor Degree she worked in the human resource department of a tour operator.
Emilia Czarnecki joined AFNET in July 2015 as a project assistant. Since then she has gained experience in conducting and managing clinical trials and works as a project manager for OCEAN and Smart in OAC-AFNET 9 now.
In addition, Emilia is responsible for human resources and public relations at AFNET.
Sabine Jürgensmeyer graduated in Humanbiology at the University Marburg, Germany. After completing her PhD at the University Hospital of Muenster, she switched to the pharmacological industry and gained experience in the field of clinical research as a sponsor-dedicated Clinical Research Associate.
In 2004 she transferred to the position of Project Manager at AFNET and has been conducting various IITs (Flec-SL, ANTIPAF, BACE-Pace, EAST-AFNET 4) or clinical registry (AB-1). To date she is mainly responsible for the AXADIA-AFNET 8 at the AFNET.
Annett Müller graduated in nutritional science from Giessen University, Germany.
Since 2009 she gained experience in conducting and managing clinical trials in different positions (study nurse, clinical research associate and project manager) at the Center for Clinical Trials in Muenster, Germany.
In 2016, Annett Müller joined AFNET as project manager for clinical trials (CLOSURE-AF-DZHK16 and OCEAN). In addition, in 2017 she took over the position of the deputy quality manager.
Alexandra Simbrich graduated in Epidemiology from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
Since 2010 she gained experience in conducting and managing population-based, register-based and clinical epidemiological studies in different positions (project team member, research assistant and study coordinator) at the Women’s Health Research Unit (Department of Human Genetics) and the Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, both at the University of Muenster, Germany.
In 2020, Alexandra Simbrich joined AFNET as project manager for the CMR-ICD trial and the MAESTRIA EU project.
Annette Wewel graduated in biology from Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany. She has more than 14 years of work experience in international clinical trial management for phase II to IV clinical trials under regulatory aspects.
In July 2017, Annette Wewel joined AFNET as Project Manager and she works on the AFFECT-EU project.
In addition, she is responsible for regulatory affairs at AFNET.
Heidi Oellers-Smith is a certified Health Manager and also an active member of an Ethics Committee. After apprenticeship in Medical Documentation, during more than 25 years in clinical research in several areas, such as data management, study coordination, monitoring, study management, training and quality management.
Heidi Oellers-Smith joined AFNET in 2013 as a Project Manager for several projects, e.g. the EAST-AFNET 4 trial and the AFNET 2 registry.
In addition, she established and maintains the Quality Management System according to ICH-GCP for AFNET's sponsorship for clinical trials as well as for other research projects.
Arndt Sachs did an apprenticeship as a banker and graduated in economics from Münster University, Germany.
He gained experience in controlling, accounting, banking and asset allocation at Deutsche Bank, SEB Invest, ADLER, SOS Kinderdörfer weltweit and AC Biogas.
Arndt Sachs joined AFNET as financial controller in 2014.
Magdalene Jambor passed her apprenticeship as an office manager in 2013 and in 2015 she added a degree in business management to it.
Since 2013 she gained experience in different positions such as frontdesk, school secretary and personal assistance.
In 2020, Magdalene Jambor joined AFNET as secretary.
Simone Mähner passed her apprenticeship as a bilingual secretary in 2001 and came to clinical research as a career changer in 2005. Since then, she gained experience as a Project Assistant in several clinical trials, among others in the fields of ophthalmology, dermatology, stem cell therapy and ATMPs.
Simone Mähner joined AFNET in February 2019 as Project Assistant for the AXADIA – AFNET 8 trial.