Petra Merker Bayer

Petra Merker

Petra Merker Bayer

Petra Merker is holding a PhD with emphasis on Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the Freie University Berlin and is currently working as a "Biological Quality Control Expert" at Bayer in Berlin.

She is supporting aseptic production processes as well as new technologies and filling lines.

After her Post-Doc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Biology in Berlin she joined Schering/ Bayer by implementing a Rapid Microbiological Method, a “Real-Time” PCR Technology for the detection of specified microorganisms in pharmaceutical preparations.

She has been a group leader of several QC laboratories within Biological QC at Bayer, like Sterility testing, Monitoring and the Identification of germs.

Petra is a member of different industry working groups, who aim to support the implementation of Rapid Microbiological Methods, esp. Alternative Monitoring Methods, like Biofluorescent Particle Counting (BFPCs)