Karsten Strauss studied biology in Tübingen (Germany) followed by a PhD at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen, focussing on Parkinson’s Disease. After his PhD he located to Los Angeles working on spinocerebellar ataxias at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Leaving the academic environment, he joined Bio-Rad as an instrument specialist for different technologies in 2010. Karsten started with Olink as Business Development Manager in 2016, supporting South Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since 2022 works as Director, Strategic Accounts covering EMEA.