Lunch Lecture: Janssen

Are you curious about the Vaccines Launch Facility of Janssen Biologics & Janssen Vaccines and how to get a corona (or HIV, or RSV, or Ebola, etc.) vaccine into production and how the production process works? Then join us at the online zoom lunch lecture on April 19th! The lecture will take place from 12:30 until 13:15. There will be a possibility for questions during/after the lecture. Sign up using this form !

Janssen is a Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to fight sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. They focus on areas of medicine where they can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology and Pulmonary Hypertension.

Janssen is one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world, with over 36.000 employees and more than 80 medicines. Within the Netherlands over 2100 people work at Janssen in R&D, production and the commercial organization.

Martijn Wapenaar, Technical Launch Integrator at Janssen Vaccines will give a presentation about his work.

Profile Martijn Wapenaar

After finishing my MSc Degree in Biotechnology from Wageningen University and Professional Doctorate in BioProduct Design from the Technical University of Delft, I joined Janssen Biologics in Leiden. I started at the Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences (PDMS) department where I applied my knowledge to lead the upstream development of complex anti-body production processes for clinical supply, analyze data using MVDA tools like SIMCA and executing development studies in multi-departmental international projects.

I have a passion for learning and personal development which I got to practice at Janssen Biologics by joining the TEDxJNJ community. I successfully formed a team with four other Janssen employees to organize the first TEDxJNJ event in Leiden, The Netherlands next to my job at PDMS. A year after the TEDxJNJ event in Leiden, I was nominated for the TEDxJNJ Ambassador Leadership Program which gave me an official 15%-time commitment for this cause next to my role in clinical supply.
The year of the Ambassador Leadership Program, I used to get involved with three other TEDxJNJ events and I started coaching speakers using the J&J Captivating Communications method. I enjoyed this so much, that I founded my company Goldy Coaching to be able to also coach speakers outside of the Johnson & Johnson enterprise. At the end of the program I received another nomination, this time to get involved full-time with TEDxJNJ and to become the first Global Curator outside of the United States.

As Global Curator for the Office of Creative Engagement and TEDxJNJ, I worked under the Johnson & Johnson department of Talent & Development where I led the Ambassador Leadership Program and worked on empowering the people of Johnson and Johnson to develop themselves and their ideas.
After this temporary assignment I returned to the science and joined Janssen Vaccines in September 2020 as Technical Launch Integrator. In this role I lead tech transfer activities towards commercial manufacturing of new vaccine products. An exciting and challenging role in which I get to learn the ins and outs of commercial manufacturing.