Dr. Thomas Michael Thestrup


Angestellt, Corporate Venturing Investment Director, Angelini Pharma

Copenhagen, Denmark


Venture Capital
General interest in entrepreneurship
/// Biotech entrepreneurship & patent strategies
law and applications (PhD/MSc course and WIPO pate
biotech industry and consultancy. /// Workshops:
"Advanced Scientific Writing"
"Negotiation Skills". /// High-Throughput screeni
Molecular biology
Protein tool development for neurobiology
Protein engineering
Protein expression
Spectrophotometric Analysis
FRET (Fluorescence resonance energy transfer)
Directed molecular evolution
Flow cytometry


Professional experience for Thomas Michael Thestrup

  • Current 8 months, since Jan 2022

    Corporate Venturing Investment Director

    Angelini Pharma

  • Current 7 years, since Sep 2015

    Co-founder & interim CEO


  • 2 years and 10 months, Apr 2019 - Jan 2022

    Director, Corporate Business Development & Strategy

    H. Lundbeck A/S

  • 1 year and 5 months, Dec 2017 - Apr 2019

    Associate Director, Global Business Development

    UCB Pharma

    Sourcing of new opportunities, lead due diligence reviews, business case development, structure term sheets and contract negotiations for collaborations that lead to effective, informed decision making. Executing BD deals depending on needs & strategic direction (technology/research collaborations, in/out-licensing, M&A, partnering and investment)

  • 2 years and 3 months, Sep 2015 - Nov 2017

    Life Science Ventures Associate

    Sunstone Capital

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jul 2013 - Jul 2015

    Life Science Consultant

    Innovation Centre Denmark - Danish Ministry of foreign affairs

  • 5 years, Jan 2009 - Dec 2013


    Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology

    PhD student, expecting to finish 2013/ early 2014.

  • 6 months, Jul 2011 - Dec 2011

    Visiting Scientist

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Janelia Farm Reseach Campus

    Screening genetically encoded calcium sensors in cultured dissociated primary neurons.

  • 1 year, Apr 2010 - Mar 2011


    Science Symposium Munich 2011

    The Munich symposium is organized exclusively by PhD students. It aims to bring together PhD students from all over Munich to promote interdisciplinary exchange.

  • 4 years and 5 months, Mar 2005 - Jul 2009

    Board member

    Housing Cooperative Breidablik

    oard member in Breidablik Housing Cooperative where I owned a flat (2003-2010). Contact person: Jakob Jensen, Chairman, jakobsjensen@mail.dk

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 2006 - Sep 2007

    Student assistant

    The Danish Ministry of the Environment

    My main task was to answer questions from industry and the general public related to responsibilities of the ministry (mostly regulatory affairs). Contact person: Anette Bjerge, Phone +45 72 54 70 23.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Apr 2006 - Jul 2007

    Student assistant

    Cowi A/S

    Call-in assistance for in-house work and field work.

  • 11 months, Nov 2004 - Sep 2005

    Web responsible

    SICEF (Scandinavian International Career and Education Fair)

    I joined SICEF to strengthen the focus on career opportunities at the Faculty of Natural Science at the University of Copenhagen. My general believe was that the faculty did to little to inform BSc and MSc students on the life after studies.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Aug 2004 - Sep 2005

    Student assistant

    Danish Forest and Nature Agency

    Hired as a biology student to assist on establishing the agency's new homepage and to help providing general biological information to the public. Contact person: Peter Hyldgård, Newseditor at Videnskab.dk, phy@videnskab.dk.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jun 2004 - Sep 2005

    Co-founder, President and Committee member


    ESN-Copenhagen is an international student organization at the University of Copenhagen connected to the Erasmus student network. I have always enjoyed working in an international environment and when I was asked to help found ESN-Copenhagen I grabbed the opportunity. During my active period I was responsible for the homepage, different events, active committee member and finally elected president the last semester I was active.

  • 2 months, Oct 2004 - Nov 2004

    Student assistant

    The Danish Electronics Panel

    During a two month period I formatted and conducted a phone interview with Danish mobile retail companies regarding recycling policies of batteries and mobile devices.

  • 3 years and 2 months, Aug 2000 - Sep 2003



    Responsible for customer contact, webdesign and implementation strategies

Educational background for Thomas Michael Thestrup

  • 5 years, Jan 2009 - Dec 2013

    Neuroscience and Protein Engineering

    Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology

  • 2006 - 2008

    Biology and Biotechnology

    University of Copenhagen

  • 2005 - 2006

    Marine Neurobiology

    The University of Queensland

  • 2002 - 2006


    University of Copenhagen


  • English


  • Danish

    First language

  • German



scuba diving
great interest in technology
design (e.g. automotive design and web design)
people I love

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