We combine many years of experience in the model-based support of drug development projects and general application of advanced analytics to inform decision making
Dr. Henning Schmidt is an expert in Model-Informed Drug Development with over fourteen years of industry experience. His has been supporting projects from target validation in the early phases of drug discovery to study design for post-marketing commitments.
During the last years, he has provided decision-making support to drug discovery and development teams in various therapeutic areas, including oncology, dermatology, immunology, respiratory, bone and muscle wasting diseases. This has led to several go/no-go decisions on the progression of novel drugs through their development cycle and successful registrations.
Henning greatly enjoys working in all stages of drug discovery and development, supporting project teams through integrative quantitative analyses, targeting informed decision making. He also focuses on development and implementation of novel and creative quantitative pharmacology and pharmacometric approaches.
Henning received undergraduate education at Darmstadt University, Germany and SUPELEC in Paris, France. He obtained his PhD in Control Theory and Systems Biology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He has worked for Fraunhofer Chalmers Research Center (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Novartis Pharma AG (Basel, Switzerland) prior to founding IntiQuan in 2015.
Schmidt, H., Radivojevic, A. (2014) Enhancing population pharmacokinetic (popPK) modeling efficiency using an integrated workflow, Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, invited paper, 41(4)
Hallow, K.M., et al. (2014) A model-based approach to investigating the pathophysiological mechanisms of hypertension and response to antihypertensive therapies: Extending the Guyton model, American Journal of Physiology, DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00039.2013
Sunnaker, M., Schmidt, H., Jirstrand, M., Cedersund, G. (2010) Zooming of states and parameters using a lumping approach including back-translation, BMC Systems Biology, 4(28)
Dell’Orco, D., Schmidt, H., Mariani, S, Fanelli, F. (2009) Network-level analysis of light adaptation in rod cells under normal and altered conditions, Molecular BioSystems, DOI: 10.1039/b908123b
Schmidt, H., Madsen, M., Danø, S., Cedersund, G. (2008) Complexity Reduction of Biochemical Rate Expressions, Bioinformatics, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn035
Dell’Orco, D., Schmidt, H. (2008) Mesoscopic Monte Carlo simulations of stochastic encounters between photoactivated rhodopsin and transducin in the ROS-disc membrane, Journal of Physical Chemistry, doi: 10.1021/jp709963f
Nedbal, L., Červený, J., Rascher, U., Schmidt, H. (2007) A modeling approach to understand chlorophyll fluorescence transients and complex dynamic features of photosynthesis in fluctuating light, Photosynthesis Research, 93, 223-234
Schmidt, H., Drews, G., Vera, J., Wolkenhauer, O. (2007) SBML Export Interface for the Systems Biology Toolbox for MATLAB, Bioinformatics, 23, 1297-1298
Schmidt, H. (2007) SBaddon: High Performance Simulation for the Systems Biology Toolbox for MATLAB, Bioinformatics, 23, 646-647
Danø, S., Madsen, M., Schmidt, H., Cedersund, G. (2006) Reduction of a biochemical model with preservation of its basic dynamic properties, FEBS Journal, 273, 4862-4877
Schmidt, H., Jirstrand, M., Wolkenhauer, O. (2006) Information Technology in Systems Biology, invited article for it–Information Technology, 48(3), 133-139
Schmidt, H., Jirstrand, M. (2006) Systems Biology Toolbox for MATLAB: A computational platform for research in Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, 22(4), 514-515
Ullah, M., Schmidt, H., Cho, K.-H., Wolkenhauer, O. (2006) Deterministic Modelling and Stochastic Simulation of Pathways using MATLAB, IEE Proceedings – Systems Biology, 153(2), 53-60
Schmidt, H., Jacobsen, E.W., Cho, K.-H. (2005) Identification of Small Scale Biochemical Networks Based on General Type System Perturbations, FEBS Journal, 272(9), 2141-2151
Schmidt, H., Jacobsen, E.W. (2004) Linear systems approach to analysis of complex dynamic behaviours in biochemical networks, IEE Systems Biology, 1, 149-158
Schmidt, H., Jacobsen, E.W. (2004) Identifying feedback mechanisms behind complex cell behaviour, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 24(4), 91-102
Nedbal, N., Červený, J., Schmidt, H. (2009) Scaling and Integration of Kinetic Models of C3 Photosynthesis: Towards Comprehensive E-Photosynthesis, book chapter, Photosynthesis in silico, Springer
Ericsson, A., Mojzita, D., Schmidt, H., Hohmann, S. (2008) Case study in systematic modelling: Thiamine uptake in Yeast S. cerevisiae, book chapter, Essays in Biochemistry – Systems Biology, Portland Press
Johnson, M., et al. (2019) Model based analysis of the effect of adavosertib, a WEE1 kinase inhibitor on olaparib exposure, ASCPT 2019 Annual Meeting, USA
Johnson, M., et al. (2019) Population pharmacokinetics and exposure response relationship following osimertinib treatment, ASCPT 2019 Annual Meeting, USA
Moorthy, G., et al. (2018) Population Pharmacokinetic Model of AZD8186, a Potent and Selective Inhibitor of PI3Kβδ, in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors, ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA
Kümmel, A., Sunnåker, M., Kaschek, D., Schmidt, H. (2017) Manage your data comfortably: Data programming and analysis using R, Eight American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP), Fort Lauderdale, USA
Sokolov, V, et al. (2017) Drug-Disease modeling: a practical workflow from model development to simulations, Eight American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP), Fort Lauderdale, USA
Sunnåker, M., Kümmel, A., Kaschek, D., Schmidt, H. (2017) Towards a user-friendly and powerful Modeling & Simulation environment in R – Enabling efficient work across QSP and Pharmacometrics with access to robust estimation algorithms, Eight American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP), Fort Lauderdale, USA
Schmidt, H., Kaschek, D., Kümmel, A., Sunnåker, M. (2017) Systems Pharmacology Modeling in R, powered by Shiny, Eight American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP), Fort Lauderdale, USA
Johnson, M., Schmidt, H., Sunnaker, M., Hamren, B., AlHuniti, N., Nayak, S., Tomkinson, H., Vishwanathan, K. (2017) Exposure response relationship of interstitial lung disease (ILD) events following Osimertinib treatment, Population Approach Group (PAGE) meeting 2017, Budapest, Hungary
Johnson, M., Schmidt, H., Sunnaker, M., Nash, T., Nayak, S., Tomkinson, H., Vishwanathan, K. (2017) Population pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analysis of osimertinib, American Society of Clinical Oncology – 53rd Annual Meeting (ASCO2017), Chicago, USA
Sunnåker, M., Schmidt, H. (2016) IQM Tools: Efficient State of the Art Modeling across Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology (ACoP7), Seattle, USA
Radivojevic, A., Schmidt, H. (2015) Datasets for pharmacometric analyses: internal review and standardization efforts, Sixth American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP6), Arlington, VA, USA
Schmidt, H. (2015) SBPOP/mPD: Informing dose-concentration-response relationships – Application to study design and information generation based on competitor data, Population Approach Group (PAGE) meeting 2015, Hersonissos, Greece
Weber, F. Schmidt, H., Pfister, M., J v.d. Anker (2015) Pharmacometric approach to characterize key metabolites of acetaminophen in preterm and term neonates, Population Approach Group (PAGE) meeting 2015, Hersonissos, Greece
Goldhahn, J., Radivojevic, A., Tanko, L., 3, Papanicolaou, DA., Schmidt, H. (2013) Modeling rehabilitation after hip fracture, 2nd Fragility Fracture Network Congress, Berlin, Germany
Schmidt, H. (2013) The “SBPOP Package”: Efficient Support for Model Based Drug Development – From Mechanistic Models to Complex Trial Simulation, Population Approach Group (PAGE) meeting 2013, Glasgow, Scotland
Radivojevic, A., Fink, M., Steimer, J.-L., Schmidt, H. (2013) Enhancing Population PK modeling efficiency using an integrated workflow, Population Approach Group (PAGE) meeting 2013, Glasgow, Scotland
Zhudenkov, K., Helmlinger, G., Schmidt, H. (2012) Application of the SBTOOLBOX2 in drug discovery and development, Population Approach Group (PAGE) meeting 2012, Venice, Italy
Frey, S., Schmidt, H., Rateitschak, K., Beltran, G., Garcia-Salcedo, R., Elbing, K., Bosch, D., Ye, T., Hohmann, S., Wolkenhauer, O. (2009) Modelling Snf1 regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, 9th International Conference on Systems Biology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Egea, J.A., Schmidt, H., Banga, J.R. (2008) A new tool for parameter estimation in nonlinear dynamic biological systems using global optimization, 9th International Conference on Systems Biology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Liebal, U.W., Schmidt, H. (2008) Sensitivity Analysis based Adaptive Search-Space Reduction for Parameter Estimation Applications, 9th International Conference on Systems Biology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Bittig, A.T., Schmidt,H. (2008) Format Overflow? Handling of Modeling Projects in Systems Biology, 9th International Conference on Systems Biology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Dell’Orco, D., Fanelli, F., Schmidt, H. (2008) Dynamic modeling of phototransduction biochemistry in vertebrate rods: from dark/light adaptation to disease, 9th International Conference on Systems Biology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Almquist, J., Schmidt, H., Lang, P., Prätzel-Wolters, D., Deitmer, J.W., Jirstrand, M., Becker, H.M. (2008) A model reduction approach to the kinetics of the monocarboxylate transporter MCT1 and carbonic anhydrase II, 9th International Conference on Systems Biology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Schmidt, H. (2008) Hierarchical Modelling of Metabolism: From Methodology to Application, ISGSB 2008, Elsinor, Denmark
Schmidt, H., Jirstrand, M., Cedersund, G. (2006) A Systematic Modelling Framework for Biochemical and Biological Systems, 7th International Conference on Systems Biology, Yokohama, Japan
Cedersund, G., Jirstrand, M., Schmidt, H. (2006) Model reduction for various levels of model development, 7th International Conference on Systems Biology, Yokohama, Japan
Jirstrand, M., Schmidt, H., Cedersund, G. (2006) Parameter Estimation Using Alternative Cost Functions, 7th International Conference on Systems Biology, Yokohama, Japan
Mojzita, D., Nahmany, A., Schmidt, H., Homann, S. (2006) Dynamic modelling of thiamine regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae based on High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) measurements, International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts, Helsinki, Finland
Schmidt, H., Jirstrand, M. (2005) Systems Biology Toolbox for MATLAB: A computational platform for research in Systems Biology, 6th International Conference on Systems Biology, Boston, USA
Schmidt, H., Jacobsen, E.W. (2004) On the Decomposition of Biochemical Networks, H. Schmidt and E. Jacobsen, 5th International Conference on Systems Biology, Heidelberg, Germany
Schmidt, H., Jacobsen, E.W. (2004) Identification of the dynamic structure of biochemical networks based on least squares estimation of the Jacobian, 5th International Conference on Systems Biology, Heidelberg, Germany
Schmidt, H., Jacobsen, E.W. (2003) A linear systems approach to the analysis of complex behaviours within biochemical reaction networks – application to the cell cycle, 4th International Conference on Systems Biology, Saint Louis, USA
Selected peer-reviewed Articles
Kümmel A., Selzer P., Siebert D., Schmidt I., Reinhard J., Götte M, Ibig-Rehm Y., Parker C. N., Gabriel D. Differentiation and visualization of diverse cellular phenotypic responses in primary high-content screening Journal of Biomolecular Screening 16(3): 338-347 2012
Kümmel A., Ewald J. C., Fendt S.-M., Jol S., Picotti P., Aebersold R., Sauer U., Zamboni N., Heinemann M. Differential glucose repression in common yeast strains in response to a HXK2 deletion. FEMS Yeast Research 10(3): 322-32, 2010
Kümmel A., Beibel M., Gehin P., Gubler H., Gabriel D., Parker C. N. Integration of multiple readouts into the Z’ factor for assay quality control Journal of Biomolecular Screening 15(1): 95-101, 2010.
Kümmel A., Panke S., Heinemann M. Systematic assignment of thermodynamic constraints in metabolic network models BMC Bioinformatics 7:512, 2006
Kümmel A., Panke S., Heinemann M. Putative regulatory sites unraveled by network-embedded thermodynamic analysis of metabolome data Molecular Systems Biology 2, 2006, doi:10.1038/msb4100074
Lowe P. J., Kümmel A., Vasalou C., Matsushima S., Skerjanec A. Integrated quantitation of drug-target binding, biomarkers and clinical response to support rational dose regimen selection. in ADME and translational pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of therapeutic proteins: Applications in drug discovery and development. Zhou, H., Theil F.-P. Eds., John Wiley & Sons Inc.: Hoboken, New Jersey, 2015
Kümmel A., Parker C. N. The interweaving of cheminformatics and high-throughput screening in Cheminformatics and Computational Chemical Biology, Bajorath J. Ed., Humana Press/Springer: Totowa, N. J., 2010
Selected Poster and Oral Presentations at Conferences
Kümmel A., Abuhelwa A., Krause A. Try yourself! Making clinical teams explore dose response relationships in R Shiny Oral presentation @ 12th Basel M&S seminar, Basel, Switzerland, 19-20/09/2016
Kümmel A., Abuhelwa A., Krause A. PECAN, a Shiny application for calculating confidence intervals and prediction intervals for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models Poster presentation @ 25th PAGE meeting, Lisboa, Portugal, 07-10/06/2016
Kümmel A., Lowe P. Mechanism-based population PK modeling describing pharmacological effects from dose to clinical response enables mechanistics insights and projections beyond the studied treatment Poster presentation @ 7th Noordwijkerhout Symposium on Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Systems Pharmacology, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 23-25/04/2014
Dr. Daniel Kaschek is an experienced modeler working in the field of Systems Biology and Computational Biology since 2008. Over the past years, he has actively worked on the developed of novel mathematical and statistical approaches to data analysis and parameter estimation in ordinary differential equations with applications in Systems Biology and Systems Pharmacology. He is an enthusiast R package developer, authoring several packages on Data Preprocessing and Dynamic Modeling.
Daniel has a background in Physics and specialized on Mathematical Physics at the University of Freiburg, Germany. For his PhD he changed field and started his research in Systems Biology and Data Analysis at the Physics department. During his PhD he covered a broad range of biological applications, e.g., in Immunology, Cancer Research or Drug-Induced Liver Injury, developing and applying diverse mathematical methods related to statistical inference, optimal control and identifiability analysis.
After his PhD, he became leader of the subgroup “Physical Methods in Systems Biology” where he worked with his team on the translation of concepts from theoretical physics to applications in Systems Biology. He joined the IntiQuan team in 2017.
Kaschek, D.; Sharanek, A.; Guillouzo, A.; Timmer, J. & Weaver, R. J., A dynamic mathematical model of bile acid clearance in HepaRG cells, Toxicological Sciences, Oxford University Press, 2017
Rosenblatt, M.; Timmer, J. & Kaschek, D, Customized steady-state constraints for parameter estimation in non-linear ordinary differential equation models, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Frontiers Media SA, 2016
Maiwald, T.; Hass, H.; Steiert, B.; Vanlier, J.; Engesser, R.; Raue, A.; Kipkeew, F.; Bock, H. H.; Kaschek, D.; Kreutz, C. & Timmer, J., Driving the model to its limit: profile likelihood based model reduction PloS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2016
Kaschek, D.; Mader, W.; Fehling-Kaschek, M.; Rosenblatt, M. & Timmer, J., Dynamic Modeling, Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis in R, bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Labs Journals, 2016
Hass, H.; Kreutz, C.; Timmer, J. & Kaschek, D., Fast integration-based prediction bands for ordinary differential equation models, Bioinformatics, Oxford Univ Press, 2016
Kaschek, D.; Henjes, F.; Hasmann, M.; Korf, U. & Timmer, J., Testing the pattern of AKT activation by variational parameter estimation, IEEE Life Science Letters, 2016
Kaschek, D. & Timmer, J., A unified approach to integration and optimization of parametric ordinary differential equations, Springer, 2015
Merkt, B.; Timmer, J. & Kaschek, D., Higher-order Lie symmetries in identifiability and predictability analysis of dynamic models, Physical Review E, APS, 2015
Raue, A.; Schilling, M.; Bachmann, J.; Matteson, A.; Schelke, M.; Kaschek, D.; Hug, S.; Kreutz, C.; Harms, B. D.; Theis, F. J. & others, Lessons learned from quantitative dynamical modeling in systems biology, PloS One, Public Library of Science, 2013
Fiala, G. J.; Kaschek, D.; Blumenthal, B.; Reth, M.; Timmer, J. & Schamel, W. W., Pre-clustering of the B cell antigen receptor demonstrated by mathematically extended electron microscopy, Frontiers in Immunology, Frontiers Media SA, 2013
Kreutz, C.; Raue, A.; Kaschek, D. & Timmer, J., Profile likelihood in systems biology, FEBS Journal, Wiley Online Library, 2013
Kaschek, D. & Timmer, J., A variational approach to parameter estimation in ordinary differential equations, BMC Systems Biology, BioMed Central Ltd, 2012
Pfeifer, A. C.; Kaschek, D.; Bachmann, J.; Klingmüller, U. & Timmer, J., Model-based extension of high-throughput to high-content data, BMC Systems Biology, BioMed Central Ltd, 2010
Dr. Andrijana Radivojevic is an expert scientist with years of international experience in biotech and big pharma. She has contributed to programs in all phases of drug development, spanning various therapeutic areas and pharmacometric activities, and overlooking the quantitative strategy for the whole portfolio of indications.
As a trained engineer, she is passionate about improving the ways things are done. To that end, she is currently leading an industry-wide effort for Data Standards in Pharmacometrics, sponsored by International Society of Pharmacometrics Best Practices and Standards Committee and aiming towards an improved quality and efficiency for data preparation.
Andrijana has obtained her bachelor and master degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia, PhD degree in Systems Biology at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and she is also a certified Executive Coach by Columbia University of New York, USA.
She was working for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, USA), Novartis Pharma AG (Basel, Switzerland) and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (East Hanover, USA), prior to becoming independent. As a consultant, she now focuses on business development for scientific companies and personal & professional growth for their great scientists.
Dr. Willi Weber is a widely recognized expert and one of the pioneers of the field of Pharmacometrics.
Willi has obtained his PhD degree at Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Technological University, Berlin, Germany and his MD degree at Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Clinic of the Free University, Berlin, Germany, where he later worked as a clinician specialized in Clinical Pharmacology. His industry experience includes advisory roles at Sanofi (Frankfurt, Germany) on various aspects of Clinical Pharmacology in all the phases of drug development, and therapeutic areas such as inflammations, rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular diseases. He joined IntiQuan in 2016 in an advisory capacity.