Dr. Lauri Jalukse
Head of QC laboratory
Lauri Jalukse (PhD in analytical chemistry) has graduated from the University of Tartu in analytical and physical chemistry. Over five years he worked in Testing Centre of University of Tartu laboratory (QM according to the ISO 17025:2005), specialized in various sensors and instrument analyses (ISE sensors, HPLC, GC, AAS, UV-VIS, cKF, O-cKF, etc) and was responsible for quality control of oxygen measurement (accredited method). Therefore he has experiences in the field of method development, validation and estimation of measurement uncertainty. Dr. Lauri Jalukse joined TBD-Biodiscovery in 2014 and has been the Head of QC laboratory since. His main responsibility is to ensure the quality control of laboratory work according to the GMP requirements, analytical methods development and validation.
Mr. Ivan Ogibalov
Senior Project Manager
Mr. Ivan Ogibalov (MSc in Organic Chemistry) has joined TBD-Biodiscovery’s team in 2009 as a synthetic chemist. He always wanted his skill in organic synthesis to be useful to other people. He has contributed to many projects including customs synthesis and route-scouting of drug candidates, multistep synthesis of natural compounds, feasibility studies, upscale to multi-kilo level and contract manufacturing. In 2014 he became a Project Manager. He has supervised many R&D projects and has top-notch skills in the synthesis of oligopeptidomimetics, peptide linkers, cytotoxic peptides, aminoglycosides and experience in GMP-production. As a Senior Project Manager, Mr. Ivan Ogibalov’s responsibility is to guarantee the highest performance in the R&D projects and contract manufacturing.
Dr. Maarja-Liisa Oldekop
Head of Quality Department
Maarja-Liisa Oldekop (PhD in chemistry) defended her degree in the University of Tartu in the field of analytical chemistry. She is experienced in liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS): sample preparation (including derivatization), method development and validation.
She has five years of quality management experience from the Testing Centre of University of Tartu, which is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing and calibration laboratory.
Maarja-Liisa joined TBD-Biodiscovery in the fall of 2017. Her main responsibility is to ensure that the quality management system (QMS) is continuously compliant with the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and appropriate standards for pharma industry.
Dr. Ain Uustare
Head of Chemistry Department
Dr. Ain Uustare (PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry) has joined TBD-Biodiscovery in 2008 as a Project Manager and in 2011 became the Head of Chemistry Department, being responsible for the R&D and production activity in house. His responsibilities also include providing instructions for Project Managers in the company. He has also been the Production Manager in GMP production of several active pharmaceutical ingredients. He has extensive experience in route-scouting, feasibility studies, process development, contract manufacturing. upscale and also the synthesis of cytotoxic and anti-cancers, fluorescent compounds and pheromones.