Ralph Vogelsang studied Biology in Muenster, Germany. After several years of research in the field of Molecular Plant-Pathogen Interactions, he decided to start a career in the commercial Life Sciences arena. In 1999 he joined Applied Biosystems as a Sales Consultant for Genetic Analysis Systems. He was excited to join Pacific Biosciences in the beginning of 2011 to help establish the European Commercial Team. After several successful years in Sales, he decided to go back to Science and became part of the Support Team as a Field Application Scientist. Recently, he took over a new role as Business Development Manager responsible for the EMEA region. Ralph has a strong background in general DNA Sequencing, including NGS Technology, and Molecular Biology & Genetics.