About Us

About Next Interactions

At Next Interactions, Inc., we apply the unique expertise of our team and our class-leading platform technologies to your biotech research and development problems.

Services

We offer a suite of services comprising protein-protein interaction (PPI) screens, protein engineering and functional assays. Our clients are in pharma, biotech and academic research.

We use Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) as the readout, resulting in more complete datasets. Our thoroughly redesigned Y2H system components provide more quantitative and precise measurements of binding partner interactions than conventional Y2H assays.  Our platform technology enables us to decipher the full coverage of protein-protein interactions (PPIs). These discoveries have been applied to problems in human health, energy, food security and sustainability.

Why us?

Our team consists of scientists and entrepreneurs with extensive experience in protein interaction technologies, cell signaling and systems biology. We use our platform technology and expertise to decipher more complete and accurate protein-protein interactomes to accelerate your research and product development.

How can we help you?

We have helped our clients with a variety of complex, high impact, difficult projects including the screening for novel tumor suppressor targets, PPIs in hearing disorders, interaction mappings for novel isoforms, plant interaction networks, among other state-of-the-art projects.

Management Team

BERNHARD SUTER

BERNHARD SUTER

CEO and Co-Founder

I use my expertise in systems biology, yeast genetics and assay development to build perfect solutions for protein-protein interaction screens. Prior to Next Interactions, I held academic positions at University of California, Berkeley, University of Toronto and in Germany.

EVELIN SZAKAL

EVELIN SZAKAL

CFO and VP of Business Development

My background is in economics, medical microbiology, and quality in business management, with 25 years of experience. At Next Interactions I oversee the finances, business development, marketing & sales and general operations. Prior to Next I was involved in vaccine research, both in discovery phase and in clinical trials. I hold a degree in economics, a PhD in medical microbiology from Europe and completed my postdoc at UCSF studying protein-protein interactions.

Our Team

ANN HOLTZ-MORRIS

ANN HOLTZ-MORRIS

Senior Scientist

I joined Next Interactions to optimize the Next Generation Sequencing based yeast two-hybrid methods. Experienced in both NGS and Y2H technology, I am interested in systems biology and pathway analysis. In addition, I also utilize Galaxy based bioinformatics analysis skills for our customers’ projects. I enjoy my computer and laboratory work equally.

RICH YU

RICH YU

Scientific adviser

As a biotech entrepreneur, former venture capital partner, biotech incubator manager, and scientist with experience in protein engineering, systems and synthetic biology, I contribute advice to technical development, company growth, and operations management.

GUSTAVO PESCE

GUSTAVO PESCE

Scientific advisor

I advise on the company’s development of next-generation protein-protein interaction assays based on the NGS coupled yeast two-hybrid (NGS-Y2H) technology.

ANDREW MENDELSOHN

ANDREW MENDELSOHN

Advisor & Co-founder

I bring 30 years of expertise in molecular, cell and synthetic biology as a biotechnology researcher and serial entrepreneur.  I also serve as the Director of Molecular Biology at a Silicon Valley biotechnology incubator and Director of Research at the Regenerative Sciences Institute.